Macdonald Homecoming

Homecoming, October 19-22, 2022

Homecoming 2022: October 19-22nd

Join us for Macdonald Homecoming on Saturday October 22nd. We invite alumni from deferred anniversary years (degrees ending in 0s & 5s, 1s & 6s) plus 2s and 7s and all Mac alumni to come to campus to reconnect with classmates and friends.

Schedule of Events Macdonald Campus

Time & Location Event Details
9h30
Centennial Centre Foyer
Registration Collect your nametag, sign up for the Honour Shield and visit the campus bookstore
10h00
Centennial Centre CC1-163
Researchers Changing our Lives, Changing our World

Meet four professors from the Faculty who will present their research. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about the environmental impacts of cities, synthetic biology, insect biodiversity and diabetes self-management.

Anne-Sophie Brazeau Assistant Professor Program Director of Dietetic Education and Practice, School of Human Nutrition
Supporting people through their journey with type 1 diabetes

Mehran Dastmalchi Assistant Professor Plant Science
Sunlight, water and thin air

Jessica Gillung Assistant Professor Director Lyman Entomological Museum Natural Resource Sciences
The Lyman Entomological Museum: discovering the fascinating world of insects

Ben Goldstein Assistant Professor Bioresource Engineering
Bioresources and the city: What’s the connection?

11h00
Centennial Centre, Ceilidh
Macdonald Sneak Peek

Macdonald Sneak Peek will allow you to mingle with students and professors in a more hands-on format to learn about research, innovative programs and student initiatives undertaken in the faculty.

12h00
Centennial Centre Ballroom
Sir William Macdonald Luncheon

Attend our signature event hosted by Dean Anja Geitmann. The Sir William Macdonald Luncheon celebrates anniversary classes, recognizes our Distinguished Alumni recipients, and provides the perfect setting for classmates to reconnect.

Lunch $80/person including wine

14h15
Clinical Nutrition Research Unit

Tour the Clinical Nutrition Research Unit Visit the new CNRU a state-of-the-art facility that facilitates high impact research with tangible benefits to human health and wellbeing. Professor Daiva Nielsen, CNRU Director will lead the tour.
16h00
Lyman Entomological Museum & McGill University Herbarium
 
Tour of the Lyman Entomological Museum & McGill University Herbarium

Did you know that the insect collection at the Lyman Entomological Museum numbers nearly 4 million specimens, the 2nd largest collection in Canada and one of the largest in North America? Director Jessica Gillung will take you on an interesting tour of the vibrant and dynamic research and training centre in insect biodiversity, ecology, evolution and natural history.

The Herbarium is a collection of dried plant specimens comprising of more than 140,000 specimens from the past century. Curator Freida Beauregard will explain the cataloguing of our natural history to understand past and present patterns of plant biodiversity
17h30 Happy Hour and
Gathering of the Macdonald Clan BBQ

Enjoy a relaxed end to the day to continue conversations, meet up with old friends and unwind.

BBQ: $40/person + cash bar

18h30

Register for Macdonald Campus events and other McGill Homecoming events!

Preferred Hotels

Double Tree by Hilton Pointe Claire

6700 TransCanada Highway, Pointe Claire, QC H9R 1C2

$169.00 Single/double, $179.00 triple and $189.00 quad occupancy (rate does not include breakfast)

Reservation by phone at 514-697-7110 - Group code: CDTUMH

Booking link: Macdonald Homecoming

Embassy Suites by Hilton Montreal Airport

6300 TransCanada Highway, Pointe Claire, QC, H9R 1B9

$189.00 Single/double, $214.00 triple and $239.00 quad occupancy (rate includes complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and a nightly Evening Reception (5:30pm@7:00pm) with 2 complimentary beverages and snacks).

The Embassy Suites is an all-suite property, either king or 2 queen suites.

Reservation by phone at 514-426-5060 - Group code: CDTSMH

Booking link: Macdonald Homecoming

Reservation cut-off date: September 30th, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that the group rate is available prior and post the group dates. If Class members would like to reserve before or after these dates, we would ask them to call the hotel directly and ask for in-house reservations.


Consider making a donation in honour of your anniversary! Maybe your class is already supporting a Mac specific project/initiative or you would like to support an existing faculty priority, remember all gifts make a difference.

For more information or to inquire about connecting with classmates please contact Anna Duff at anna.duff [at] mcgill.ca

McGill is located on land that has long served as a site of meeting and exchange among Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg nations. We honour and recognize them as the traditional stewards of this land.

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