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Construction noise in Leacock classrooms

City of Montreal construction in the area of the Leacock building is causing noise disruptions in some classes. The University has addressed this matter with the City, but there are few options available to alleviate the issue. McGill is working to relocate classes where possible and has moved most mid-term exams. On a positive note, the City has agreed to a moratorium on construction during the final exam period.

Published: 5Oct2016

PhD Oral Defense: Connecting the dots: Building social resilience to support sustainable food security policy in the Caribbean

Macdonald-Stewart Building MS2-022 (Faculty Lounge), 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA


PhD Oral Defense of Arlette Saint Ville, Natural Resource Sciences

Brian Driscoll named as Chair of Natural Resource Sciences

Microbiologist Brian Driscoll took over the helm of the Department of Natural Resource Sciences (NRS) on September 1st.

Growing up in Dundas, ON, Driscoll discovered his love science and agriculture at a young age, thanks to the influence of two uncles - one an organic chemistry professor and the other an apple grower.  Through stints as a lifeguard and swimming instructor, he discovered that teaching was something he excelled at and enjoyed.

Published: 4Oct2016

Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Motörleaf - sleep well, grow well

Macdonald-Stewart Building MS2-022 (Faculty Lounge), 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA

Motörleaf reinvents automation to signficantly improve urban agriculture. Advancing urban agriculture through automation is a technological and business leap forward.

Organic pot grower living the dream in Whistler

29-year-old the lead agronomist for a Whistler marijuana company

As a 14-year-old loading soil at a Quebec poinsettia greenhouse, David Bernard-Perron [BSc (AES)'12, MSc'15] never would have expected he'd grow up to be the lead agronomist for a marijuana company in Whistler. 

But at 29, that's exactly what he's doing, and the company he works for is at the forefront of quickly growing industry.

Published: 29Sep2016

Economics without Growth

Thomson House Ballroom, 3650 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2, CA


Special preesentation by Visiting Scholar Stewart Wallis.

Are the Sustainable Development Goals Realistic?



Special presentation by Visiting Scholar Stewart Wallis.

Discovering new fish species is 'lagniappe,' LSU researcher says

[Former Macdonald student] Prosanta Chakrabarty travels the world searching for fish that few humans have ever seen. The LSU researcher wants to learn what these underwater unknowns can teach about evolution and the history of the earth.

He's a modern-day explorer, swimming through murky waters and diving into caves in search of seldom-seen species.

Published: 27Sep2016

How do you measure hunger?

How do you measure hunger? If anyone can tell you, it’s Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez, Margaret Gilliam Faculty Scholar in Food Security and Director of the McGill Institute for Global Food Security.

“Hunger and food insecurity are very complex phenomena affecting people and countries in different ways,” says Melgar-Quiñonez. “In order to estimate how many people are undernourished or food insecure, we needed diverse methods of quantifying hunger.”

Published: 27Sep2016