Départ. des sciences végétales

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced a total investment of $52 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund for 220 new infrastructure projects nationally. Among the 51 universities across the country with funded projects, McGill leads the pack with an impressive number — 23 projects totaling $4.2 million — in this latest round of the funding competition.

Congratulations to Faculty members Valérie Gravel (Plant Science) and Salwa Karboune (Food Science) who were among the recipients.

Classified as: CFI grants
Published on: 17 Aug 2017

(Une collaboration de Valérie Gravel, agronome et professeure adjointe en horticulture durable, Université McGill)

« L’été au Québec est, pour plusieurs, synonyme d’abondance de petits fruits. La production locale de ces « super fruits », de plus en plus reconnus pour leurs bienfaits sur la santé humaine, fait face à une demande croissante. »

Terre de chez nous

 

Classified as: Valérie Gravel, small fruit, production
Published on: 15 Aug 2017

Every day after work, David Bernard-Perron, BSc(AgEnvSc)’12, MSc’15, heads out for a few laps “down the hill” on his mountain bike.

The hill in question is majestic Whistler Mountain, a short distance from his job as head agrologist at Whistler Medical Marijuana Corporation.

Read more in The McGill News

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Classified as: David Perron, medical marijuana
Published on: 14 Aug 2017

In a study published recently in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, McGill University researcher Jaswinder Singh and co-authors describe a new protein that could greatly improve brewing.

Classified as: barley, beer, Jaswinder Singh, malting, TLP8, β-glucan
Published on: 10 Jul 2017

Coming to the aid of eastern Canadian hemp producers is Philippe Seguin, associate professor at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Seguin wants to help farmers in eastern Canada learn more about which hemp cultivars work best in their environment. He and his team of researchers selected 11 cultivars and planted them in seven different environments in Quebec. Seguin kept detailed records of when the seeds were planted and how much fertilizer was used.

Published on: 21 Oct 2016

29-year-old the lead agronomist for a Whistler marijuana company

As a 14-year-old loading soil at a Quebec poinsettia greenhouse, David Bernard-Perron [BSc (AES)'12, MSc'15] never would have expected he'd grow up to be the lead agronomist for a marijuana company in Whistler. 

But at 29, that's exactly what he's doing, and the company he works for is at the forefront of quickly growing industry.

Classified as: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Campus, plant science
Published on: 29 Sep 2016

 

(Interview with Dr. Donald L. Smith Professor, McGill University; Director and CEO, BioFuelNet Canada)


"It is exciting to see a growing concern around the need to reduce GHGemissions.At McGill, there has been, and continues to be, some very good work around green chemistry, which is part of a greater sustainability approach. McGill has developed the use of micro beto-plant signal compounds as a wayto improve plant productivity, making more biomass available for both food and fuel."

Classified as: Donald L. Smith, biofuels, BioFuelNet
Published on: 12 Jul 2016

 

Dans l’édifice qui accueillait autrefois la brasserie Dow, angle Peel et Notre-Dame, rebaptisé Carrefour d’innovation INGO, est installé un groupe de recherche qui se consacre au développement des carburants de l’avenir. BioFuelNet regroupe 75 chercheurs de 27 universités canadiennes et travaille avec 90 partenaires industriels. Sa mission : développer une industrie de biocarburants avancés prospère et durable. ...

Classified as: Don Smith, biofuels, BioFuelNet
Published on: 22 Mar 2016

Christmas is just under two weeks away, so if you haven't picked out a tree yet, the clock is ticking. [CTV News Montreal] asked David Wees from the Plant Science Department of McGill University for some tips on what to look for.

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Classified as: plant science, Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, david wees, choosing a Christmas tree
Published on: 15 Dec 2015

The University of Toronto, McGill University  [BioFuelNet - Don Smith] and the International Air Transport Association are also part of the project as members of the BioFuelNet Aviation Task Force. Funding is coming from the Green Aviation Research and Development Network, which gets its support from the federal government and Canada’s aerospace sector.

Read more in  The Toronto Star

 

Classified as: Research, Macdonald Campus, plant science, Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Donald Smith, . BioFuelNet, green fuel
Published on: 11 Dec 2015