David Wees (FMT) provides an update on a recent project coordinated with Lindsay Flood, Franco Nardi and Freida Beauregard, to plant 200 trees on Campus to honour McGill’s Bicentennial.

“Altogether, we planted 203 trees. Most have survived. The only tree we had a problem with was the pin oak. Right now, the trees are small and scattered around the campus, but that’s how it starts. Five years from now, we’ll have a little forest.”

Classified as: david wees
Published on: 7 Dec 2022

In the 1960s, only about three percent of the land in Quebec was suitable for cultivation. The Province’s population and need for food outstripped the yield from Quebec farms. More than half of Quebec’s most fertile lands required improved water management – either better drainage or supplemental irrigation to maximize productivity and yield. Over more than four decades, Emeritus Professor Robert Broughton’s work would revolutionize soil drainage in Quebec, leading to increased food production and capacity in Quebec’s irrigation and drainage industry.

Classified as: Robert Broughton
Published on: 29 Sep 2022

Sylvie Lapointe, a constant advocate and a champion for Macdonald students, has been named an Unsung Hero as part of the #McGill200 Bicentennial Celebrations! Sylvie recently retired from the role of Operations Manager in Macdonald Student Services. Bravo Sylvie!

Classified as: sylvie lapointe, unsung hero
Published on: 7 Jul 2022

As part of the Bicentennial Celebrations, faculties, central units, associations, and unions were asked to nominate the Unsung Heroes in their department – the less-recognized faculty and staff who have walked the halls of McGill through the ages and who have greatly helped shape the community.

Classified as: Harriet Kuhnlei, CINE, unsung hero
Published on: 6 Jun 2022

The story of the ‘Building of Macdonald College’ was featured as part McGill’s ongoing Bicentennial celebrations. The McGill Board of Governors officially welcomed the new college on June 18, 1906. The College structure, consisting of the School of Agriculture, the School of Household Science, and the School for Teachers, reflected Sir William Macdonald’s conviction that “farm, home, and school” were the three pillars of society.

Published on: 2 Mar 2022

Congratulations to Retiree (2012) Toni Bird named an Unsung Hero as part of the #McGill200 Bicentennial Celebrations!

Over nearly four decades in a variety of roles ranging from Faculty Club Coordinator to Student Affairs professional, Toni built relationships between the Faculty and its staff and students.
A committed, dedicated, accomplished and compassionate professional, she was a trusted ally and a very well respected member of the Macdonald community who is most deserving of this award.

Classified as: unsung hero
Published on: 24 Jan 2022

Every institution has a number of people who become the face of that organization. But for every recognizable “star,”, there is a bevy of unsung heroes who quietly go about their work, making things happen. We call these people “the unsung heroes,”, and nobody embodies the spirit of that definition at McGill more than Nancy Lavigne.

Classified as: Nancy Lavigne, unsung hero
Published on: 18 Nov 2021

Milton Riaño, McGill’s Climate Change Artist-in-Residence, will curate the Faculty of Science’s Bicentennial Science/Art Exposition, billed as a “celebration of science in all its forms”.

The art show organizers are calling on all members of the McGill community to submit works in any medium, expressing what science means to them.

The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2021.

Published on: 30 Aug 2021

As part of McGill’s Bicentennial and 24h de science, join BrainReach on a virtual tour of the brain and its fascinating neurons followed by a brief history of neuroscience. Young minds will discover how scientists at McGill set on a journey to understand the human brain.


Topic: What is neuroscience? History of neuroscience at McGill

Time: May 8, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

Classified as: STEM Outreach, IPN Integrated Program in Neuroscience
Published on: 6 Apr 2021
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