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Agricultural land on the Island must be nurtured, farmers say

Ramzy Kassouf recently appeared in two videos produced by the Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) which spoke to the importance of preserving and nurturing the 2047 hectares of remaining agricultural land on Montreal Island - the majority of which are found in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Senneville and Île-Bizard....

Published: 2 May 2018

Top undergraduate academic advisors celebrated

Alice Cherestes, interim Director of the Freshman Program in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; and Teresa Zatylny, Administrative Student Affairs Coordinator in the Faculty of Engineering, were recently presented with the Dean of Students Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising.

Published: 2 May 2018

Meet the 2018 Food and Agribusiness Convergent Innovation Prize Winner

The McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE) at the Desautels Faculty of Management, together with the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (FAES) and Trussbridge, are proud to announce the winner of the 2018 Food and Agribusiness Convergent Innovation Prize.

Published: 1 May 2018

Jitender Dubey to receive Honorary Doctorate at Macdonald Convocation


Doctor of Science, honoris causa JITENDER DUBEY, F.A.A.M B.V.Sc. (Veterinary College Mhow), M.V.Sc. (Veterinary College Mathura), Ph.D. (University of Sheffield)

Published: 27 Apr 2018

Anna Lartey to receive Honorary Doctorate at Macdonald Convocation


Doctor of Science, honoris causa ANNA LARTEY B.Sc. (University of Ottawa), M.Sc. (University of Guelph), Ph.D. (University of California, Davis)

Published: 27 Apr 2018

Professor Emerita recognized for work in traditional food systems

Harriet Kuhnlein, PhD, RD, FASN, FIUNS, LLD (honoris causa), Professor Emerita (McGill) was recently recognized with a 2018 Alumni Recognition Award from the Health and Human Development Alumni Society of the Pennsylvania State University.

Published: 24 Apr 2018

FMT students competing in the Dairy Challenge

McGill has sent four of its top students in the Farm Management and Technology (FMT) program at Macdonald Campus to compete in the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC), from April 12–14 in Visalia, California. Visalia is in the San Joaquin Valley, one of the most productive agricultural areas in the US, about 310 km north of Los Angeles.

Published: 13 Apr 2018

Emeritus Professor Bruce Downey, 1939 - 2018

DOWNEY, Bruce R.

October 15, 1939 - April 4, 2018

The Department of Animal Science is saddened to announce the passing of Emeritus Professor Bruce Downey.

Published: 11 Apr 2018

A Scarlet Key for Christine Ha

If you participated in the MEDLIFE McGill Macdonald Branch/Global Food Security Club Krispy Kreme fundraiser, the We Are Aware: Montreal Campaign, or the Mac Basket Food Drive, you likely crossed paths with the ever-cheery Christine Ha, U3, BScNutrSc (Global Nutrition).

Published: 4 Apr 2018

Communicating science through podcasts

LISTEN NOW to 4 Mac campus student podcasts created at the Lister Family Engaged Science Broad Science Podcast Workshop Series this March.     

Published: 26 Mar 2018

Québec's legal maple syrup cartel dictates prices for Vermont maple producers

“The system that's in place, the supply management system, is good for Québec producers and U.S. producers because it guarantees good prices and that allowed U.S. producers to actually expand rapidly in the last few years,” explains Pascal Thériault, an economist at McGill University's Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in Montréal.

Published: 12 Mar 2018

Canadian researchers open a new front in the fight against MS

Discovery of calnexin protein’s role in the blood-brain barrier could lead to new MS treatments.

A discovery led by scientists at the University of Alberta and McGill University is providing hope of a new therapeutic target in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients, which could one day be used to prevent the symptoms and progression of the disease.

Published: 8 Mar 2018

Are we ready for the cannabis industry?

CTV News Montreal

March 6. Dean Anja Geitmann was interviewed by CTV News Anchor Mutsumi Takahashi about what will be needed to meet the demands of the cannabis industry once legalization occurs, and how the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is responding to this need for trained professionals.

Published: 7 Mar 2018

Les vaches préfèrent-elles le pâturage ?

[...] « Dans l'essai, la grande majorité des vaches sont allées et sont restées au pâturage », observe Elsa Vasseur, de l'université de McGill. Cela a représenté entre 90 à 98 % de l'effectif en semaine 1, 2 et 4. En semaine 3, seulement 40 % des vaches ont choisi le pâturage, « probablement en raison des températures plus froides associées à des conditions pluvieuses et venteuses ».

Published: 28 Feb 2018

L'industrie des légumineuses reçoit un coup de « pousse »

De plus en plus de consommateurs se tournent vers des substituts aux protéines provenant de la viande, entre autres les protéines de sources végétales. [...] Pascal Thériault, agroéconomiste à l'Université McGill, nous parle des changements à prévoir dans le monde agricole en matière de cultures et aussi en matière d'élevages.

Published: 28 Feb 2018