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Two New Food Security Projects Announced

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Global Affairs Canada have announced six new projects to be supported under the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF). The projects will develop, test and apply ways to scale up innovations in food security and nutrition. These projects will scale up effective, pilot-tested innovations so that they reach poor rural populations, particularly women and small-holder farmers. Two projects have been awarded to Macdonald professors.

Published: 8Mar2016

Dietetics and Human Nutrition Meal Events

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


Hungry for something different? Meal events start March 9th!

Dr. Sarah Kimmins recipient of 2016 SSR Young Investigator Award


McGill Centre for Research in Reproduction  and Development (CRRD) Associate Director Dr. Sarah Kimmins (Animal Science Department) is recipient of the 2016 SSR Young Investigator Award.

This award recognizes an active Regular Member of the Society for outstanding research completed and published within 12 years after receiving the Ph.D. or other equivalent professional degree.

Published: 16Feb2016

Founder's Day Celebrations at Macdonald

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

Macdonald faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to come together on February 11 for Founder’s Day, our annual celebration of the life and generosity of our benefactor, Sir William Christopher Macdonald.

4 O'Clock Forum: What’s all this fuss about potatoes anyway?

Raymond Building R3-048, 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA


A New Geological Epoch, The Anthropocene


Scientists say it's time to declare a new geological epoch, one defined by human activity and the permanent mark it has left on the earth.

McGill Professor Peter Brown, director of Economics for the Anthropocene, is featured on CBC Radio News.


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Published: 11Jan2016

Rolling whole grains into chewy business succecss

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

You are invited to participate in the first Entrepreneurial Leadership Speaker Series of 2016, featuring guest speaker Andrea Courey, Founder and former president, Grandma Emily's Granola.

4 O'Clock Forum: Environmental Contaminants in Birds; Molecular to Organismal Level Effects

Raymond Building R3-048, 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA


The first 2016 lecture in the 4 O'Clock Forum series features "Environmental Contaminants in Birds; Molecular to Organismal Level Effects", with Prof. Jessica Head, Department of Natural Resource Sciences.

Refining the Search for Life on Mars


The results of a recent experiment at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron in Saskatoon could be a key piece in the quest to discover if there was ever life on Mars.

Lyle Whyte, an environmental microbiologist at McGill University who is originally from Saskatchewan, specializes in organisms that can survive in extreme cold.

Read article in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix


Published: 21Dec2015

Faculty Advisory Board

The FAES Advisory Board is comprised of a group of alumni and friends of the Faculty from across Canada and around the world who have generously agreed to share their wisdom and energy with Macdonald. Their mandate is to share their invaluable expertise by providing external insights to enhance the Faculty’s mission and promote the Faculty and our students in the broader community.

Mr. Byron E. Beeler, BSc(Agr)’58, FAIC, Faculty Advisory Board Chair

Founder and President, Beeler Consulting Inc.