Ten exceptional individuals will receive honorary degrees from McGill as part of Spring 2024 Convocation ceremonies. This year’s recipients represent a diverse array of leaders whose contributions span disciplines, industries, and continents.

Classified as: honorary doctorates, Convocations
Published on: 23 May 2024

Dairy producers know that the slightest change in the behavior of cows can give an indication of their state of health. But since they can't be everywhere at once, artificial intelligence could help improve and extend the lives of their livestock. In McGill University's Macdonald Campus farm, researchers are developing tools to detect problems before they occur.

Classified as: Elsa Vasseur
Published on: 14 May 2024

In an age of abundance and variety in food options, are Canadians eating better than they were half a century ago? According to a recent paper by researchers at McGill University and the International Food Policy Research Institute, those relying on Canada’s food supply for their dietary needs not only face deficiencies in healthier alternatives, but they also contribute to the disproportionate levels of environmental degradation caused by Canadian agricultural and food distribution policies.

Classified as: mcgill research, Department of Bioresource engineering, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Vincent Abe-Inge, food supply chain, food sustainability, Sustainability
Published on: 6 May 2024

Now that our senior leaders have had a few months to settle into their new positions, find out what’s been happening on campus. 

By Professor Anja Geitmann and Acting Dean Valérie Orsat

Classified as: Anja Geitmann, Valerie Orsat
Published on: 2 May 2024

The McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill today announced its fourth cohort of recipients: 30 students who will pursue a funded master’s or professional degree combined with mentorship and leadership programming, as well as 117 who earned entrance awards ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 each.

Classified as: McCall MacBain Scholars
Published on: 1 May 2024

Although Zoey Li, BSc(NutrSc)’17, always had an interest in business, she never expected to launch a company that helps people take charge of their health.

Li, who was recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 in the food and beverage category, built her success on her ability to find opportunities, develop new skills and make connections, as an undergraduate and afterward.

Classified as: Dietetics
Published on: 10 Apr 2024

On Monday, McGill played host to thousands of people for the spectacular solar eclipse with a series of public events at the downtown campus, the Gault Nature Reserve, and on the West Island (with Macdonald Campus collaborating with John Abbott College).

Near perfect weather conditions – especially following last week’s snowfall – drew throngs of Montrealers outside to take part in what will be for many, a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Classified as: John Abbott College, Office of Student Academic Services, Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS), OSAS, Eclipse 2024, Let's Talk Science at McGill University
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Published on: 10 Apr 2024

Macdonald community members gathered at the Ceilidh on Wednesday, April 3, to celebrate the Gold Key Recipients for 2024. Students, staff, friends, and family listened in as Daniil Batanau, Henry Cordoba Novoa, Sara Kosumi, Philippe Leblond, and Henry Lee shared their inspiring stories of how they became involved in community life at Macdonald Campus and how rewarding it has been for them to give back to their fellow students.

Classified as: Gold Key
Published on: 9 Apr 2024

It’s possible animals — pets and wildlife alike — will behave unusually during Quebec’s total solar eclipse on April 8 , according to experts on their behaviour.

David Bird, emeritus professor of wildlife biology at McGill University, told the Montreal Gazette that birds, insects and bats are the main groups expected to be affected, or “the main ones that everybody’s sort of keeping an eye on.”

Classified as: David Bird
Published on: 9 Apr 2024

Imagine cows roaming freely in a barn equipped with cameras and sensors linked to artificial intelligence in a system that predicts their mood and lifespan. Implementing such a system is the mission of the new Research and Innovation Chair in Animal Welfare and Artificial Intelligence (WELL-E), created jointly by McGill University and UQAM thanks to $5 million in funding over five years.

Classified as: Elsa Vasseur
Published on: 2 Apr 2024

Representatives from student groups across campus and beyond gathered in the University Centre for a Food Security Summit on March 15 to discuss ways to improve the sustainability, accessibility, and affordability of food systems at McGill. The summit included presentations, “visioning sessions” where attendees exchanged ideas on discussion questions in smaller groups, and a free lunch. 

Classified as: MSEG
Published on: 25 Mar 2024

McGill will be hosting three solar eclipse events on April 8, one downtown, one at Macdonald campus, and another at the Gault Nature Reserve.

At approximately 3:20 p.m. on April 8, the sky above Montreal will go dark during a total eclipse of the sun. A rare celestial occurrence, the next total solar eclipse won’t happen in Montreal until the next century. “A total eclipse of the sun is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” says Carolina Cruz-Vinaccia, Outreach Program Administrator at McGill’s Trottier Space Institute (TSI). “You really don’t want to miss it.”

Classified as: Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS), OSAS, Let's Talk Science
Published on: 21 Mar 2024

No longer a problem of the future, the climate crisis is now driving devastating real-world impacts here in Canada and worldwide.

Classified as: MSEG, mcgill feeding mcgill, blane harvey
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Published on: 15 Mar 2024

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On Wednesday, March 6, 2024 the Macdonald Campus Library opened up its Seed Library for online orders. The seed catalogue is available to McGill students, faculty, and staff on opening day. 

If you're not yet a member of the Seed Library, please fill out the registration form.

Published on: 6 Mar 2024

Each year, Lactanet recognizes top performing herds and outstanding dairy herd management based on the Herd Performance Index.  McGill's Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is very proud to share Macdonald Campus Farm’s results for 2023 and to underline the farm’s ranking:

  • 1 of 29 herds in Vaudreuil−Soulanges

  • 4 of 189 herds in the Montérégie−Ouest region

Published on: 28 Feb 2024

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