On March 21, McGill celebrated 111 laureates at the 19th edition of Bravo, a gala event honouring researchers who won major provincial, national, and international research prizes and awards in 2023. Guests, including researchers, their families and friends, faculty, students, and members of McGill’s academic administration, gathered to celebrate their accomplishments.

Eight of the honourees were from the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences:

Classified as: elena bennett, Anja Geitmann, Pierre Dutilleul, Hosahalli Ramaswamy, Jennifer Ronholm, Harriet Kuhnlein, Daiva Nielsen
Published on: 10 Apr 2024

According to the Shanghai Global Ranking 2023, McGill now ranks number one among Canadian universities by the “Food Science & Technology” academic subject. This trend is remarkable, as McGill University has consistently risen in the global ranking year after year.

Food Science & Technology is also one the best ranked subjects at McGill.

Published on: 15 Mar 2024

Three teams of McGill Food Science students (food product development class-U3) have been selected as finalists in three different Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) competitions. They will attend the annual IFT FIRST event and expo in Chicago in July 2024, where they will compete with the other teams for cash prizes.

Classified as: IFT
Published on: 15 Mar 2024

On Wednesday November 29th, 2023, nine Macdonald Campus graduate students took on the challenge of presenting their thesis in just a few minutes at the Lister Family Engaged Science 3-Minute Thesis Competition.

With only one non-animated slide for visual support, competitors raced against the clock to explain the crucial components of their research and its importance.

Classified as: Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative, 3MT Competition
Published on: 6 Dec 2023

An outbreak of extensively drug-resistant salmonella has been linked to raw pet food and contact with cattle, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Classified as: Jennifer Ronholm
Published on: 15 Nov 2023

It is impossible to imagine modern agriculture without plastics—12 million tons are used every year. But what about the environmental consequences? An international team of authors, including McGill Department of Bioresource Engineering Professor Jan Franklin Adamowski and Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry Associate Professor and Chair Stéphane Bayen, addresses this question in a recent study.

Classified as: Stephane Bayen, Jan Adamowski, Department of Bioresource engineering, Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Published on: 27 Sep 2023

On September 7, thirty two AES undergraduate research awardees shared posters illustrating their summer research jobs.

Dean Anja Geitmann broke through the waves of animated conversation to congratulate the students for engaging in this inspiring science conversation and to award four researchers for their outstanding posters:

Classified as: USRA, Murray Humphries, Varoujan Yaylayan, Salwa Karboune, Xin Zhao, Stephane Bayen, Anja Geitmann
Published on: 20 Sep 2023

Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry, and the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health, announced an investment of more than $960 million in support of research and innovation through a suite of programs. These programs include the John R.

Classified as: Anja Geitmann, Thavy Long, Viacheslav Adamchuk, Stephane Bayen, Idaresit Ekaette, Saji George, Salwa Karboune, Ebenezer Miezah Kwofie, Xiaonan Lu, Shiv Prasher, Denis Roy, lyle whyte, Jianguo Xia
Published on: 30 Aug 2023

Stéphane BayenProfessor Stéphane Bayen has been appointed as the new Chair of the Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry effective September 1, 2023 until June 30, 2028. Dr. Bayen received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the National University of Singapore in 2005.

Classified as: Stephane Bayen, Varoujan Yaylayan, Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Published on: 16 Aug 2023

A restaurant in Montreal's Southwest borough is taking a more direct interpretation of "farm to table," growing much of their produce in the basement, refurbished with cooling, lighting, and humidity systems.

Café Monk co-owners Peter Simard and Eric Pineault call the refurbished bunker Ferme Fortuna. Since building the farm during the pandemic, when produce prices were spiking and stock was unreliable, they've used the farm to supplement the menu and sell the surplus to nearby restaurants.

Classified as: Xiaonan Lu, Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Published on: 16 Aug 2023

Aspartame, used in products such as diet sodas and chewing gum, will soon be listed as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" for the first time by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the World Health Organization's (WHO) cancer research arm. (Reuters)

Classified as: Stephane Bayen, Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Published on: 19 Jul 2023

Ronholm was among three highly accomplished early career researchers who received a significant McGill distinction: The Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers.

Classified as: Jennifer Ronholm, Convocation
Published on: 5 Jun 2023

A research team led by William Dawson Scholar and Assistant Professor Jen Ronholm (AnSci/FdSci) has received $1.65 million for an NSERC CREATE in One Health Against Pathogens (OHAP). Ten co-applicants from McGill, the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Guelph, and l’Université du Québec à Montréal will collaborate.

Classified as: Jennifer Ronholm
Published on: 20 Apr 2023

Preventing illness from spoiled groceries needs to be top of mind, says a food safety expert at McGill University.

"There can be a range of symptoms, most often diarrhea and vomiting, the ones we're all familiar with but foodborne infections can also be quite serious," said Jennifer Ronholm [Food/Animal Science], a professor of food microbiology.

Classified as: Jennifer Ronholm
Published on: 14 Apr 2023


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