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Food Sustainability

Silver certification

Our Silver Fair Trade designation

We are thrilled to announce that McGill University's Downtown Campus has achieved Silver status in the Fair Trade Campus designation. We are the first campus in Quebec to receive this designation. This achievement is a testament to our ongoing commitment to fairtrade principles and practices.

Local and Sustainable Purchasing

McGill Feeding McGill

McGill is committed to serving local food on campus by partnering with over 30 local Quebec producers and farmers that are located within a 500 km radius.

Our most successful sustainability initiative, known as McGill Feeding McGill is the local sourcing of fresh produce that is grown on our own Macdonald Farm. 

Each year, we source close to 20 different varieties of vegetables and fruits that include fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, kale, apples, watermelon and more.

See the chefs visit the farm this year

Learn more about McGill feeding McGill

Other Initiatives

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Sustainable Seafood

McGill was the first Canadian University to be recognized by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and receive the MSC Chain of Custody Certification. 

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