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Not so loony: Why the grey jay soared to victory as Canada's would-be national bird

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society recently stunned many Canadians by choosing the grey jay over the common loon as the organization’s candidate to become Canada’s national bird. The announcement was made on Nov. 16, 2016, at the College of Fellows’ Annual Dinner in the Canadian War Museum. Op-ed by David M. Bird, Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Biology, Montreal Gazette. Read more.    

Published on : 28 Nov 2016

Fighting new viruses: should we make some mosquitoes extinct? (Nov. 23)

Chris Cloutier will tackle the controversial issue of mosquito eradication November 23 at 7:00 PM during a Food for thought talk at Macdonald Campus.

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Published on : 21 Nov 2016

Healthy options are a package deal at Oatbox and Yumibox

“Instead of being another resource for knowledge, we’re actually delivering something practical to people,” said Li. “We’re combining nutrition and gourmet flavours to motivate behaviour change. It’s time dietitians became a key leader in the food industry, having a direct impact on putting good food into consumer homes. Dietitians don’t have to be the food police.” Yumibox Co-Founders and McGill Macdonald Campus students, Mengyin Hong, and Zoey Li. Montreal Gazette.

Published on : 15 Nov 2016

Hundreds gather at Mac Campus to remember

People prone to viewing the world in symbolic terms would have enjoyed yesterday’s Remembrance Day ceremony at Macdonald Campus. Hundreds of people stood in a tight circle around the permanent War Memorial in front of the Raymond Building. This human circle was itself ringed by the 44 oak trees that line Memorial Field. These oak trees were planted in 1931 to honour the supreme sacrifice of 34 young men from Macdonald College and Macdonald College High School who lost their lives in World War I.

Published on : 11 Nov 2016

Two McGill students use company to raise awareness for diabetes

Two students from McGill University, Zoey Li and Yin Hong, have founded a company to help raise awareness about diabetes and to help those coping with it. Yumi Box is a whole grain subscription box that delivers preportioned and preseasoned whole grains to your front door. Read more - Global News  

Published on : 10 Nov 2016

Campus to Farm shuttle now available during the overpass construction

  The MTQ has made available a shuttle to take staff and students to and from the campus and the Farm for the duration of Phase 1 of the Macdonald Campus overpass construction. The shuttle will run continuously from 08h00 – 12h00 and 12h30 – 17h00 and is equipped for bicycle transport. Each circuit takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Stop locations include:

Published on : 07 Nov 2016

Commuting to, from or through the Macdonald Campus? What you need to know.

The Quebec Ministry of Transport will commence major repairs to the campus Highway 20 overpass (Pont Poultry Cottages) as of November 4, 2016. Phase 1 of the project is expected to last until the end of the year and Phase 2 will take place in the spring.  This weekend – November 4, 5 and 6 Repair work under the campus Highway 20 overpass will begin Friday evening, and as a result, there will be closures on Highway 20 over the weekend. Monday, November 7th until end of project Overpass traffic:

Published on : 03 Nov 2016

Caroline Begg awarded Principal's Prize for Teaching Excellence

Congratulations to Dr. Caroline Begg (Plant Science, FMT), the recipient of the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Faculty Lecturer).  Principal Fortier presented the award at McGill's Fall Convocation held earlier this week.  Dr. Begg has long been a supporter of student-led initiatives beyond the classroom and empowers students to be involved in their own learning process.  She received the Macdonald Campus Award for Teaching Excellence earlier this year.

Published on : 03 Nov 2016

Humphries named McGill Northern Research Chair

Today at a press conference in Quebec City, the Institut Nordique du Quebec (INQ) announced three Northern Research Chairs, as well as a newly recruited Science and Innovation Director, Louis Fortier.

Published on : 01 Nov 2016

Seeds of a Good Anthropocene

Elena M. Bennett of the Department of Natural Resource Sciences is the lead author of Bright Spots: seeds of a good Anthropocene. "The paper describes an effort to identify and propagate social and environmental projects that could reverse a centuries-long pattern in which human prosperity has come at the cost of substantial harm to ecosystems and excluded communities. " Read more in NYTimes  

Published on : 07 Oct 2016

Organic pot grower living the dream in Whistler

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.

Published on : 29 Sep 2016

Professor Jim Fyles appointed as Macdonald's Associate Dean (Student Affairs)

Please join the Mac Community in congratulating Professor Jim Fyles on his new appointment as Macdonald's Associate Dean ( Students Affairs).

Published on : 18 Aug 2016

STÉPHANIE BÉLANGER-NAUD À L'ASSAUT DU CHAMPIONNAT CANADIEN

  Ayant grandi sur une ferme, Stéphanie Bélanger-Naud a tailladé ses premières pièces de bois après son arrivée au campus Macdonald de l'Université McGill, à Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. «C'est un sport qui m'était inconnu avant d'arriver à McGill, raconte-t-elle. Ça m'a beaucoup intriguée et j'ai rapidement eu la piqûre.» Read more in L’Avenir et des rivières

Published on : 12 Jul 2016

MALE CHICK CULLING IN EGG INDUSTRY COULD END, THANKS TO CANADIAN TECHNOLOGY

  Harry Pelissero is the general manager of Egg Farmers of Ontario, which has been working with Michael Ngadi, a professor of bioresource engineering at McGill University, to develop a machine that selects female eggs before they're hatched. Read more on CBC  

Published on : 23 Jun 2016

Macdonald start-ups win big at McGill’s Dobson Cup entrepreneurship competition

  | EDUARDO GANEM CUENCA and KATHY MACLEAN Students from McGill’s Macdonald Campus seem to have figured out the winning combination of talent, skills, risk –and above all, the unwavering determination it takes to convert an idea into a viable business venture.

Published on : 16 May 2016