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When the cows come home, how long will they stay?

 

In the barn with McGill’s new NSERC Industrial Research Chair on Sustainable Life of Dairy Cattle

Published: 4May2016

Valérie Toupin-Dubé awarded Equiterre's Laure Waridel Bursary

 

Congratulations to Valérie Toupin-Dubé, BSc(AgEnvSc) '16, winner of Equiterre’s Laure Waridel Bursary. The bursary was established in 2008 by Equiterre and the Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins for students committed to pursuing and disseminating research on environmental and social action.

Published: 4May2016

Macdonald Convocation Ceremonies

3Jun2016
Centennial Centre Ballroom, 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA

 

The Macdonald Campus Convocation Ceremonies will take place on Friday, June 3, 2016, when almost 500 students will be receiving their degrees. Morning and afternoon ceremonies will be held.

Less body fat for toddlers taking vitamin D

 

Supplement given during first year of life critical for muscle-mass development

A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity.

The findings emerged from research initially aimed at confirming the importance of vitamin D for bone density. The additional benefit in terms of body composition came as a surprise for the research team.

Published: 2May2016

When Learning Isn’t Learning: Fostering Deeper Learning

24May201610:00
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12:00
McConnell Engineering Building Room 13, 3480 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E9, CA

 

« L’HONORIS CAUSA, JE LE PRENDS POUR TOUTES LES FAMILLES AGRICOLES »

 

« L’HONORIS CAUSA, JE LE PRENDS POUR TOUTES LES FAMILLES AGRICOLES » La nouvelle a été divulguée sur Facebook : Maria Labrecque Ducheneau sera récipiendaire d’un doctorat honorifique (honoris causa) le 3 juin prochain. Le doctorat lui sera décerné par la rectrice de l’Université McGill, Suzanne Fortier, lors de la collation des grades des étudiants en sciences de l’agriculture et de l’environnement.

Published: 25Apr2016

Lawrence Goodridge interviewed on Hepatitis A outbreak linked to berries

 

LAWRENCE GOODRIDGE, DEPT. OF FOOD SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY, WAS INTERVIEWED ON CBC RADIO’S HOMERUN AT 5:40 PM ABOUT AN OUTBREAK OF HEPATITIS A LINKED TO BERRIES SOLD AT COSTCO.

LISTEN: CBC Homerun

 

Published: 25Apr2016

WANTED: PLAIN TALK FROM THE LAB

 

Excitement was in the air last May at a glitzy Toronto reception for “rockstar” professionals not accustomed to glitz: research scientists from six Canadian universities... At McGill University, insect scientist Chris Buddle submitted one study to a journal in “more of a casual, non-jargony language, (trying) to write it in a way that’s a bit more engaging, and not the typical dry scientific writing.”

The Ottawa Citizen

 

 

Published: 18Apr2016

Breeding of Miscanthus is aided by understanding its complex evolutionary history, including its relationship with Saccharum

21Apr201610:00
Raymond Building R4-047, 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA

 

You are invited to attend a special seminar by Dr. Erik Sacks, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois

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