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Activities of the Dean

The activities listed below are a selection of public events in which the Dean has participated. If you want to learn more about ongoing dossiers, or if you wish to meet the Dean, please contact the Dean's Office (514-398-7707).


December 6, 2016
Bellairs Research Centre, Barbados

At McGill's field station Bellairs in Barbados, Dean Geitmann and Professor Inteaz Alli meet the High Commissioner of Canada in Barbados, Her Excellency Marie Légault, who attends the final presentations of the students participating in the Barbados Field Study Semester.

November 28, 2016
Reception of the Sustainability Sciences and Technologies Initiative

Dean Geitmann with Andrew Gonzales, Andrew Hendry, Hans Larson and Gregor Fussmann


November 16, 2016
Student Award Ceremony at the Farm Management and Technology Program


November 15, 2016
Food Innovation Panel

Dean Geitmann moderates a panel on "How can open innovation foster greater competitiveness in the Agri-Food Sector?"

November 10, 2016
Remembrance Day Ceremonies on Campus

Hundreds attend the Ceremony hosted by McGill University, John Abbott College and Macdonald High School. Read more

November 9, 2016
Scholastic Awards Reception

Recipients of student awards meet the donors at the annual Scholastic Reception held at Macdonald Campus

November 1, 2016
Global Nutrition

Dean Geitmann with students Sonia Périllat-Amédée and Tamao Tsutsumi, the 2016 IFT winners – Sustainable Solutions for Developing Countries, at the Canada launch of the 2016 Global Health Nutrition Report

October 11, 2016
Visit to Atoka Cranberries facility in Manseau, owned by Marc Bieler, Macdonald alumnus and member of the Faculty Advisory Board.


September 23, 2016
Assermentation des nouveaux agronomes

L-R: Julie Major, Pascal Thériault, students Sedki Obey (BSc'16 Ag Econ), Clémence Fortier-Morissette (BEng'15), Barbara Larder (BSc'16 Ag Econ), Catherine Dallaire (BSc AgEnvSc '16), Melissa Duncan (FMT'12, BSc AgEnvSc'16), Dean Geitmann, René Mongeau (Président, Ordre des agronomes du Québec)

September 22, 2016
A. Jean de Grandpré Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series

FAES hosts the annual Jean A. de Grandpré Speaker Series at the Redpath Museum. The theme of the 2016 Series is "Science: The First and Final Frontier", moderated by radio host Shawn Apel.

L-R: Anja Geitmann, A. Jean de Grandpré, Pauline Godin, Suzanne de Grandpré, Louise de Grandpré , Lili de Grandpré

September 11, 2016
UPA Portes Overtes at the Macdonald Farm

L-R: Geoff Kelley, Anja Geitmann, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Mayor Paola Hawa, Valérie Toupin-Dubé

September 10, 2016
Gathering of the Clan in Ottawa

Dean Geitmann with Marcia and Doug Carpenter, former Maple Leaf Coach and Mac alumnus, at the annual Gathering of the Mac Clan in Ottawa

August 27, 2016
Visit to the Finalyson Farm

Dean Geitmann and family visit alumnus Peter Finlayson and wife Eleanor at their farm in Ormstown, QC

July 24, 2016
McEwen family visits campus

Macdonald alumni Alton, Murray and brother Ross McEwen visit the Macdonald Campus and Mac Market

July 24, 2016
CSA-CSHS Meeting

Dean Geitmann welcomes the members of the Canadian Society of Agronomy and the Canadian Society for Horticultural Science at their joint meeting in Montreal

July 6, 2016
Federal Minister of Science

VP-RIR Rose Goldstein, Deans Geitmann and Nicell meet Federal Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan to discuss Sustainability Research

  June 3, 2016
Convocation, Macdonald Campus

May 31, 2016
FAES Chairs Retreat

Dean Geitmann with the Department Chair of Bioresource Engineering Valérie Orsat in front of Chalet Pruche in the Morgan Arboretum

May 26, 2016
Staff Relations Reception

FAES celebrates retiring staff members

May 26, 2016
Inauguration of Industrial Research Chair on Sustainable Life of Dairy Cattle

Dr. Elsa Vasseur is the chairholder of the NSERC/Novalait/Dairy Farmers of Canada/Valacta Industrial Research Chair in Sustainable Life of Dairy Cattle

May 20, 2016
Meeting of the Faculty Advisory Board

L-R: Alex McGuckin, Ron Henry, Anton Angelich, Nathalie Zinger Marc Bieler, Anja Geitmann, Peter McAuslan, Bernard Poliquin
Bill Ritchie, Nadia Wendowsky

May 19, 2016
Meeting with Mac alumni in New York

L-R: Anita Rogic, Anja Geitmann, Anton Angelich


March 31, 2016

L-R: Anja Geitmann, Principal Suzanne Fortier, Jan Adamowski, Kyle Elliott, Valérie Orsat, Olivia Wilkins

March 30, 2016
Visit from the Honourable Lawrence MacAuley

Federal Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Lawrence MacAuley visits Macdonald Campus to announce the renewal of Canada’s Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program.

March 3, 2016
Dean Geitmann at Trivia Night at the Ceilidh


February 19, 2016
Dean Geitmann and Associate Dean (Research) Salwa Karboune attend the third McGill Agri-Food Innovation Network (MAIN) workshop

February 5, 2016
Dean Geitmann presents Mr. Norman Zavalkoff and Mrs. Gail Gold with a plaque recognizing the contribution of the Norman Zavalkoff Family Foundation towards the Travel Fund for Water Resource Management. Also in attendance supervising Professor Jan Adamowski and recent student awardees Joshua Papernick MSc(Agr) and K arine David (now University of Waterloo).

January 26, 2016
Ormstown Luncheon

Robert Rogantini (donor of the boulders decorating the farm road), Dean Geitmann, and Peter Finlayson (Class of '63 - class gift donation for the farm road project) a t the annual Ormstown alumni lunch.

January 20, 2016
Entrepreneurial Leadership Speaker Series


December 17, 2015
Inventor Appreciation Day
Dean Geitmann, Professor Don Smith, Professor Rosie Goldstein, VP Research (McGill)

November 17, 2015
Congratulations to all the Undergraduate and Graduate Students who received Scholarships and Awards today.

November 14, 2015
Diwali Celebrations at Macdonald Campus, organized by the McGill Indian Students Association


November 5, 2015
Remembrance Day Ceremonies at Macdonald Campus.
Read Dean Geitmann's speech


November 3, 2015
Congratulations to all the students on the Dean's Honour List

October 30, 2015
Environmental Health Symposium

October 29, 2015
4 O'Clock Forum Lecture Series

October 24, 2015
Macdonald Homecoming
Sir William Macdonald Luncheon

October 2, 2015
McGill 25 Year Club
Dean Geitmann (right) with Danielle Côté and Sylvie Lapointe (centre)

September 29, 2015
Ordre des agronomes du Québec
Assermentation des nouveaux agronomes

The Faculty welcomes new Dean
Image by H. Rimmer. Licensed under Attribution

September 1, 2015
Dr. Geitmann starts her mandate as Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Read her words of welcome to students and alumni at the start the new academic year.

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