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Are we ready for the cannabis industry?

Global News Watch video... CTV News Montreal

March 6. Dean Anja Geitmann was interviewed by CTV News Anchor Mutsumi Takahashi about what will be needed to meet the demands of the cannabis industry once legalization occurs, and how the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is responding to this need for trained professionals.

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Published: 7 Mar 2018

An elevator pitch for Keenoa

Kudos to Anne-Julie Tessier, RD, PhD candidate in the School of Human Nutrition, who won the Elevator Pitch Contest organized by the Sight and Life Foundation at the last American Society of Nutrition’s annual conference – Nutrition 2018 – in Boston on June 10, 2018. 

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Published: 15 Jun 2018

An elevator pitch for Keenoa

Kudos to Anne-Julie Tessier, RD, PhD candidate in the School of Human Nutrition, who won the Elevator Pitch Contest organized by the Sight and Life Foundation at the last American Society of Nutrition’s annual conference – Nutrition 2018 – in Boston on June 10, 2018. 

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Published: 15 Jun 2018

Growing a good idea: McGill Seed Library helps would-be gardners

An unconventional library at McGill is allowing students and faculty to borrow seeds.

Reading books might help you grow ideas, but McGill’s [Macdonald] Library is giving out something that sprouts way more literally. The library is offering 130 varieties of seeds, free of charge, as part of a new program.

“We’re providing seeds that are more rare, more unusual, and ones that are adapted specifically for our climate,” said librarian Dana Ingalls.

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Published: 5 Jun 2018

Canada’s first “Calves from Calves” (Buffalo edition)

Some unique buffalo calves were born at the Ontario Buffalo Company in Stirling, ON. Their genetic mothers were only 4 months of age at the time their oocytes were collected by laparoscopy, fertilized and cultured in vitro and implanted one week later in adult recipients that carried the pregnancies to term. All procedures except the transfer to the recipient cows were conducted at the Large Animal Research Unit (LARU) in Macdonald Campus, under supervision of Drs....

Published: 1 Jun 2018

$3-million CIHR grant to support research towards an interactive tool to prevent hypoglycemia – the BETTER study

The BETTER study (BEhaviors, Therapies, TEchnologies and hypoglycemic Risk in Type 1 diabetes), co-led by Professor Anne-Sophie Brazeau, RD, PhD (McGill University School of Human Nutrition) and Dr Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret (Institut de Recherches Clinique de Montréal), is a 4-year project co-funded by CIHR, through the strategies for patient-oriented research (SPOR), and the Juvenile Diabetes Resea...

Published: 1 Jun 2018

Professor Raj Duggavathi appointed next Chair of Animal Science

Professor Raj Duggavathi has been appointed Chair of the Department of Animal Science for the period June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2023.

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Published: 1 Jun 2018

Montreal to offer residets up to $4K to treat ash trees against bug infestation

Tiny but destructive emerald ash borer beetles have infected thousands of trees across Montreal.... Jim Fyles, a McGill University professor of forest ecology and director of the Morgan Arboretum, said it's difficult to detect the tiny bugs.

Read more on CBC

 

Published: 30 May 2018

Des abbatoirs qui vont de ferme en ferme

Animaux transportés sur de longues distances et stressés, cadence d'abattage élevée… Devant les désavantages de l'abattage industriel, une autre solution est possible : l'abattoir mobile, qui se déplace directement à la ferme. […] Kevin Wade, directeur du département des sciences animales de l'Université McGill : Légalement, il est possible d'exploiter un abattoir mobile au Québec, à condition de respecter les exigences prévues par la réglementation (loi et règlements)....

Published: 24 May 2018

Agricultural land on the Island must be nurtured, farmers say

Ramzy Kassouf recently appeared in two videos produced by the Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) which spoke to the importance of preserving and nurturing the 2047 hectares of remaining agricultural land on Montreal Island - the majority of which are found in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Senneville and Île-Bizard....

Published: 2 May 2018

Top undergraduate academic advisors celebrated

Alice Cherestes, interim Director of the Freshman Program in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; and Teresa Zatylny, Administrative Student Affairs Coordinator in the Faculty of Engineering, were recently presented with the Dean of Students Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising.

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Published: 2 May 2018

Meet the 2018 Food and Agribusiness Convergent Innovation Prize Winner

The McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE) at the Desautels Faculty of Management, together with the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (FAES) and Trussbridge, are proud to announce the winner of the 2018 Food and Agribusiness Convergent Innovation Prize.

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Published: 1 May 2018

Jitender Dubey to receive Honorary Doctorate at Macdonald Convocation

AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Wednesday, June 6, 2:30 p.m.

Doctor of Science, honoris causa JITENDER DUBEY, F.A.A.M B.V.Sc. (Veterinary College Mhow), M.V.Sc. (Veterinary College Mathura), Ph.D. (University of Sheffield)

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Published: 27 Apr 2018

Anna Lartey to receive Honorary Doctorate at Macdonald Convocation

AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Wednesday, June 6, 10 a.m.

Doctor of Science, honoris causa ANNA LARTEY B.Sc. (University of Ottawa), M.Sc. (University of Guelph), Ph.D. (University of California, Davis)

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Published: 27 Apr 2018

Professor Emerita recognized for work in traditional food systems

Harriet Kuhnlein, PhD, RD, FASN, FIUNS, LLD (honoris causa), Professor Emerita (McGill) was recently recognized with a 2018 Alumni Recognition Award from the Health and Human Development Alumni Society of the Pennsylvania State University.

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Published: 24 Apr 2018

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