NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) have named the winners of the first Deep Space Food Challenge, an international contest that sought novel food technologies for future astronaut missions, as well as for use in resource-scarce regions on Earth.

Celebrity chefs Martha Stewart and Lynn Crawford joined former astronauts Scott Kelly and Chris Hadfield in making the announcements in a video aired by NASA on its television channel on November 15th.

Classified as: NASA, Canadian Space Agency, deep space food challenge
Published on: 16 Nov 2021

“It becomes so easy to do your part when everyone around you is doing their part to live sustainably.”

Hailing from around the world, McGill’s valedictorians are a diverse, multitalented group. When they came to the University, they brought with them their unique backgrounds, passions and ambitions. While they all praise the education they received at McGill, one thing is certain, the University has benefitted just as much for having them as valuable, contributing members of our community.

Classified as: Sreedurga Cherukumalli
Published on: 15 Jun 2021

Forest fires have crept higher up mountains over the past few decades, scorching areas previously too wet to burn, according to researchers from McGill University. As wildfires advance uphill, a staggering 11% of all Western U.S. forests are now at risk.

Classified as: climate change, global warming, high-elevation forests, Forest fire, wildfire, Mohammad Reza Alizadeh, Jan Adamowski, Sustainability
Published on: 15 Jun 2021

MatrixSpex Solutions, founded by Bioresource Engineer and James McGill Professor Michael Ngadi, is the first funding recipient of The Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) for its project: Optimizing Hyper-Eye: An Integrated Solution for Assessment of Fertility and Gender of Pre-Incubated Eggs.

Classified as: global nutrition
Published on: 1 Jun 2021

To mark World Water Day (March 22), Bioresource Engineering Professor Chandra Madramootoo a member of the steering committee of the Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture – expands on the theme of this year’s World Water Day: Valuing Water, and describes the goals of the federal government’s Canada Water Agency, which is in the process of being created. He is contributing to this effort

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Classified as: World Water Day, water scarcity, water security
Published on: 31 Mar 2021

Bioresource engineering prof cited for research excellence and role as mentor for women entering the field

Classified as: Valerie Orsat, Suffrage Science Award
Published on: 12 Mar 2021

Bioresource Engineering professor Michael Ngadi has spent his career trying to help solve some of the world’s most pervasive food problems. Recently, Ngadi and his research team traveled to remote communities in Bolivia, Laos, Zambia, Malawi and Ethiopia to examine elements of the local diets, assess their nutritional status, and build programs that would introduce nutrient-dense foods into local cuisines.

Classified as: food security, global nutrition
Published on: 18 Feb 2021

John R. Ogilvie, BScAgr’54, PhD, FCSBE, FASABE, P.Eng., P.Ag (Dist), 2010 Distinguished Alumni  Award recipient, a leader in agricultural and bioresource engineering, died on March 20, 2020 at the age of 90, in Guelph, Ontario.

Classified as: e-newsletter, publications, John Ogilvie
Published on: 6 Nov 2020

Simultaneous heatwaves and droughts are becoming increasingly common in western parts of the United States, according to a new study led by researchers from McGill University. Periods of dry and hot weather, which can make wildfires more likely, are becoming larger, more intense, and more frequent because of climate change.

Classified as: Heatwaves, droughts, climate change, Forest fires, wildfires, hot, dry, weather, Sustainability, United States, US, California, Mohammad Reza Alizadeh, Jan Adamowski
Published on: 28 Sep 2020

Congratulations to Professor Jan Adamowski (Bioresource Engineering) for receiving a $198,569 SSHRC Partnership Development Grant: #CitiSciWater – Exploring the potential of scalable, user-centric citizen science platforms and tools to co-create actionable knowledge and transform water governance. Read more.

Classified as: Research, innovation, bioresource engineering
Published on: 29 Jul 2020

« Il suffit d’installer notre système au champ et de pousser sur le bouton ON, et le tour est joué », indique Viacheslav Adamchuk, professeur en génie des bioressources à l’Université McGill, en parlant du nouvel outil prototype créé par son équipe pour mesurer les émissions de CO2 provenant du sol. »

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Classified as: co2, soil, Viacheslav Adamchuk
Published on: 2 Jul 2020

Alice Cherestes, a senior lecturer at Bioresource Engineering in McGill’s faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Classified as: SALTISE award, Teaching, active learning
Published on: 12 Jun 2020

20 McGill researchers receive funding from SSHRC through Partnership Program Grants, Partnership Development Grants, and Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) recently unveiled the recipients of its fall 2019 round of Partnership Grants, including two McGill-led projects, totalling $5 million. SSHRC also unveiled the recipients of the round’s Partnership Development Grants and Postdoctoral Fellowships, in which 18 McGill applicants received over $2 million in funding.

Classified as: Research, SSHRC, water, water governance
Published on: 10 Jun 2020

McGill Prof. Mark Lefsrud and team awarded a $1.65 million research grant for their program, Quality Assurance and Quality Control for Cannabis Production, Products and Training

An inter-university collaboration led by Dr. Mark Lefsrud, Associate Professor in the Department of Bioresource Engineering, has received a $1.65 million research grant, to be distributed over six years, from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program.

Classified as: Research, Commercial Cannabis Program
Published on: 2 Jun 2020

Faire pousser des végétaux sur du béton? C’est possible, pratique et même très esthétique. Mark Lefsrud et son équipe, les chercheurs Sadie Moland et Intisar Syed Mahood, du Département de génie en bioressources de l’Université McGill, ont développé un mur végétal vertical nouveau genre : tomates, chou frisé, laitues et épinards poussent, non pas dans la terre, mais dans du béton poreux biocompatible. Ce substrat horticole original n’est pas encore commercialisé, mais il fait ses preuves depuis trois ans dans les serres de l’université.

Published on: 8 Jan 2020


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