Macdonald Homecoming

See photos from Homecoming 2018

Friday October 12

MSE 20th Anniversary Public Lecture
Moyse Hall, McGill University


Moving Forward in Uncertain Times: the Future of our Environment

Gina McCarthy
Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment
Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Please join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the MSE by donating to the Environment Fund for a Sustainable Future. You can help to empower student learning and collaboration that will have a real impact on the world today and tomorrow. The fund will be used to which will be used to support experiential learning opportunities, including non-credit internships, relevant conferences or unique community initiatives that allow students to share their knowledge and passion with the greater public.

Learn more about the project on the Seeds of Change website.

Saturday October 13th

Registration - Centennial Centre Foyer

Alumni arrive and check in at registration desk. Coffee and cookies will be available all morning.

TEDx – Researchers Changing our Lives, Changing our World – Centennial Centre CC1-163

Come and hear from Macdonald Professors as they present an engaging and lively overview of their research around this theme, with Moderator Assistant Professor Olivia Wilkins

Professors participating:

  1. Nil Basu: Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair in Environmental Health Sciences
    Panaceas for Polluted Peoples, Places, and Policies
  2. Treena Wasonti:io Delormier:  Associate Professor & Associate Director CINE
    Enhancing research capacity for Indigenous health research
  3. Cynthia Kallenbach: Assistant Professor
    Using soil ecology to create a win-win scenario for climate, food production, and the environment in agroecosystems
  4. Jennifer Ronholm: Assistant Professor
    Infection Control in the Post-Antibiotic Era

Macdonald Sneak Peek – Centennial Centre Ceilidh

This has become an annual event at Homecoming, where Professors showcase their research and students speak to their various academic experiences. The Faculty is proud to introduce our future ready students and the Professors who are mentoring them.

Sir William Macdonald Luncheon -  Centennial Centre Ballroom
$50/person includes wine

Our signature event is not to be missed. Not only will you hear from Dean Geitmann but she will also present the Distinguished Alumni and Young Alumni Awards, recognize Class Gifts and award special accomplishments. Our guest speaker is Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under the Obama administration. She will speak to sustainability and science based environmental policy.

Campus Tours –  departing from the Centennial Centre

A visit to Macdonald is not complete without a campus tour. New this year is a walking tour of the old Macdonald buildings – including the Main Building, the Main Dining Room and Stewart Hall. After the walking tour the bus will take everyone to the Macdonald Farm. The bus departs from the rear of the Centennial Centre.

Macdonald Branch Happy Hour and Gathering of the Clan BBQ – Ceilidh, Centennial Centre

BBQ cost $20/person cash bar

Enjoy a drink at the end of the day and stay on for our traditional BBQ. We will end the day with a rousing Contra Dance which is part square dancing, part line dancing. A caller and live music keep everyone moving in a fun and social close to the day.

The Desert Revisited & Gathering of the Clan BBQ – Centennial Centre CC1-163
with cocktail reception followed by Gathering of the Clan BBQ

Cost $20/person; cash bar

This year, Homecoming will host the first ever Desert Ecology/Texas Trip All-Years Reunion.  Join us for images and stories.  Reconnect with long lost class-mates and long-forgotten events. Meet new people who shared the same experience in different years. Reflect on how things have changed and how they are still the same.  Revisit the questions of how a few weeks of enjoyable suffering with like minds in the desert influenced who we have become. 

Share the memories...

See photos from Homecoming 2017 on our Flickr page.

For more information, please contact Anna Duff by anna.duff [at] (email) or at 514-398-7852.