Caroline Begg

Caroline Begg, Chargé de cours 

Chargé de cours, Directrice des stages                                  

T: 514-398-8749  |  caroline.begg [at] mcgill.ca (Courriel)  |  Raymond Building R2-028a         

Dr. Begg is also a Faculty Lecturer in the Department of Plant Science where she teaches courses in Ecological Agriculture, Ecosystem Management and Soil Science.

Formation

BSc (Agr) (McGill), MSc (U.Saskatchewan), PhD (McGill)

Prix et récompenses

2019: Award of Excellence, Honourable Mention- Outstanding Post-Secondary Educator, Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication
2016 : Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching
2016 : McGill Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence
2013 : McGill Faculty Award for Excellence in Alumni Activities
2012 : McGill Office of Sustainability Award for Staff Contribution to Sustainability
2007 : Canadian Association of Diplomas in Agriculture Programs Award for Teaching Excellence
2004 : CANCID plaque in recognition of outstanding contribution to sustainability of land resources

Affiliations

Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA)
Canadian Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (CANCID)
Canadian Organic Growers

Comités universitaires

Adjudication Committee - Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching (PPET) (2020-2023)
Steering Committee Member for the Margaret A. Gilliam Institute for Global Food Security of McGill University (2020-ongoing)
Bicentennial Student Sustainability Challenge (Impact200) Committee, McGill (2019-ongoing)
McGill Sustainability Project Fund Governing Council faculty member (2017 -2021)
Brace Centre for Water Resources Management Academic Committee
McGill Sustainability Coordinating Group
Procurement Sustainability Planning Core Team

Activités extra-curriculaires

Dr. Begg is the mentor to two Macdonald Campus clubs: the Macdonald Livestock Judging Club, and the Macdonald Student-Run Ecological Garden (MSEG).

She is the President of the Marché Ste-Anne (Farmers' Market), a member of the Executive Board of Corbeille de Pain / Bread Basket Lac St Louis, the Vice-President of École-O-Champ, and an Industry advisory member of the 4-H Quebec Board of Directors.

Cours

Dans le programme FMT :

FMT4 001 Fall Stage 1.33 Credits
    Offered in the:
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FMT4 009 Soil Fertility 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
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FMT4 010 Winter Stage 1.33 Credits
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FMT4 013 Agricultural Internship 2 Credits
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FMT4 017 Agricultural Systems 1.33 Credits
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FMT4 018 Enterprise Management 1 2.33 Credits
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FMT4 019 Nutrient Management Plan 2 Credits
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Au baccalauréat :

AGRI 215 Agro-Ecosystems Field Course 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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AGRI 310 Internship in Agr./Environ. 3 Credits
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AGRI 340 Princ of Ecological Agricult 3 Credits
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AEBI 427 Barbados Interdisc Project 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
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Research

Dr Begg's main interest is in ecological agriculture; other research interests include the relationships between spatial patterns of crop and soil parameters in agricultural fields. Dr Begg conducts research on food security on the island of Montreal and on ecological agriculture practices focusing on soil and crop management. Her goal is to increase agricultural producers' awareness of variability within the field and the impact this has on crop growth and sustainable agriculture. Her additional interest is in the relationships between spatial patterns of crop and soil parameters in agricultural fields and using GIS to identify interactions. 

Dr Begg's Research Gate profile is found here.

Recent Publications

Luoh, Jen Wen, Caroline B. Begg, Rachael C. Symonds, Dolores Ledesma, Ray-Yu Yang 2014. Nutritional Yield of African Indigenous Vegetables in Water-Deficient and Water-Sufficient Conditions. Food and Nutrition Sciences, 5: 812-822.


Bernatchez, F., Jeannotte, R., Begg, C.B.M., Hamel. C. and Whalen, J.K., 2008. Soil fertility and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi related to trees growing on smallholder farms in Senegal. Arid Environments, 72: 1247-1256.

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