Macdonald Campus news
The sun was out, the saws were out and our Woodsmen teams performed fabulously over the weekend. Thanks to all on campus and the many alumni who helped make the 56th annual Woodsmen Competition a success.
Scientists say it's time to declare a new geological epoch, one defined by human activity and the permanent mark it has left on the earth. McGill Professor Peter Brown, director of Economics for the Anthropocene, is featured on CBC Radio News. LISTEN Related article
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
| EDUARDO GANEM CUENCA It’s a tough job market out there, and students can no longer rely on getting a job right out of university. Students from McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences longing to start business ventures of their own now have a new toolkit to help them reach their goals—the Entrepreneurship and Innovation program.
| November 6 2015 Faculty, staff and students from McGill's Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences joined with their campus partners - John Abbott College and Macdonald High School - as well as with Veterans from the Veterans' Hosital in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and invited guests from the local community to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy the freedoms and privileges we have today. Dean Anja Geitman shared her personal experience:
Dr. William C. Campbell, D.Sc.'07, is among the three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, announced October 5, 2015, by the Nobel Prize Committee. William Campbell received his Honorary Doctorate at the Macdonald Campus convocation in 2007.
City TV's morning show, Breakfast Television, spent an early morning on the Macdonald Campus Farm to hear about McGill's agriculture programs and try to learn some farm skills. Visits were made to the Dairy Barn, the Horticulture Centre, and the high tunnels; reporter Wilder Weir talked with Farm Director Paul Meldrum and Mike Bleho about the various programs offered at Macdonald and the "McGill Feeding McGill" program. Watch the broadcast
A $1-million gift from Macdonald College of McGill University alumnus J. William Ritchie, BSc(Agr)'51, will provide major support for McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in its efforts to open its Macdonald campus to more visitors and provide a unique, hands-on education into the critical role of agriculture in the food supply chain.
Students learn about nature and politics in unique project to place a bee colony atop town hall Published on April 22, 2014 | Montreal GazetteWritten by: Catherine Solyom For the bees, too, it’s been a long, hard winter. [swf file="https://www.youtube.com/v/oU9Q-6FIMU8?version=3&hl=en_US" height="281" width="500" action="swftools_swf_display_direct"]
“Hate” may be a strong word, but it is the word used by mild-mannered Bernice Ting to describe how she feels about waste. Published on April 9, 2014 | McGill Newsby Jennifer Nault
McGill School Or Architecture teams up with volunteers to foster growth of Montreal's bee population. Published on Feb 7, 2014 | InhabitatWritten by Lori Zimmer