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Thanks for supporting #McGill24

Thanks to all faculty, staff and students who participated in McGill24.

McGill’s fourth annual day of giving held on Wednesday, March 13, raised $2,294,360 from 5,244 donations for causes across the University.

Published: 21 Mar 2019

Montreal couture at the Museum of Fine Arts

If you are looking for an after-hours activity, consider visiting the "Montreal Couture" exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Nathon Kong, BSc(AgEnvSc)’07 who graced our "stage" at Founder's Day (2016) and TedX Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (2018), is one of ten artists featured.

Published: 21 Mar 2019

5 lessons for a non-linear scientific career

Éliane Ubalijoro, BSc(Agr)'92, PhD'01 has an incredible story. As a Rwandan college student, she was studying in Canada at the outbreak of the Rwandan civil war. She returned to Rwanda during the conflict to pursue agricultural research, but ultimately decided that the country was too unsafe to make progress in her career.

Published: 21 Mar 2019

FAES teams advance to Dobson finals

We extend best wishes to Startups involving FAES students who will compete for the Food and Agribusiness Convergent Innovation Prize in the Dobson Cup Finals on March 27.

Published: 21 Mar 2019

Les vaches ont besoin de récréations

Pendant son projet de doctorat, Elise Shepley [AnSci] analysait la santé des pattes des animaux en lien avec leur mode de logement, en stabulation libre ou entravée. « Je tente de démontrer l’impact positif de faire bouger les bovins, un aspect peu documenté scientifiquement et méconnu des producteurs », explique-t-elle.

Published: 13 Mar 2019

The BETTER Project

Anne-Sophie Brazeau (SHN) is one of the Principal Investigators on the BETTER project. The team believes that it is essential to accurately define hypoglycemia, to understand the patient experience with therapy and treatment options, and to facilitate patient education.

Published: 13 Mar 2019

Démystifier la météorologie agricole

Les stations radars météorologiques recueillent des données d’une importance capitale pour les agriculteurs. « La station qui appartient à l’Université McGill, située à Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, était responsable de la surveillance météo pour la région de Montréal de 1968 à octobre 2018 », explique Frédéric Fabry, directeur de l’observatoire radar de l’Université McGill.

Published: 13 Mar 2019

Communicating Science in the Public Domain

NRS students and staff receive "Principal's Prize for Public Engagement" recognition

Kudos to FAES Science Communicators Allyson Menzies (PhD Candidate-NRS-Humphries), Marianne Falardeau-Côté (PhD Candidate-NRS-Bennett) and Emeritus Professor David M. Bird (NRS), who recently received well-deserved recognition from the Principal’s Prize for Public Engagement through Media.

Published: 13 Mar 2019

The Nature of Things: Aging in the Wild

What is the secret to longevity? Kyle Elliott (NRS) and Anne Mouillier (MSE) share clues to the aging process in the black-winged kittiwake in the debut of Aging in the Wild on this week's Nature of Things.

Watch CBC's The Nature of Things

Published: 13 Mar 2019

Gérer la ferme du Campus Macdonald, un défi motivant

[Paul Meldrum, Macdonald Campus Farm Manager, is a familiar and friendly face to many staff and students on campus - He describes his experience working with students at the farm: "I am very proud of our students. They inspire me and give me confidence in the future."]

Published: 21 Feb 2019

Opinion : Nutrition adapter le guide alimentaire aux besoins des aînés

Stéphanie Chevalier et Nancy Presse, Diététistes-Nutritionnistes, et quatre autres signataires

Nous saluons la parution du nouveau Guide alimentaire canadien pour son virage résolument moderne et son approche davantage axée sur la qualité et les comportements alimentaires sains.

Published: 15 Feb 2019

An out of the world experience for BRE student Christopher Patterson

During a summer internship in California’s Lava Beds National Monument, Christopher Patterson, a second- year student in Bioresource Engineering, worked as a Research Assistant for ATiLT (Astrobiology Training in Lava Tubes).

“By studying naturally protective formations like lava tubes and other potentially habitable locations, I have become aware of the incredible opportunities that lie beyond our world not only for myself, but for humanity as a whole,” says Patterson.

Published: 14 Feb 2019

Congratulations to Founder's Day honourees

Founder's Day, our annual celebration of the life and generosity of our benefactor, Sir William Christopher Macdonald. is held on the Thursday closest to the anniversary of his birth - February 10, 1831. Founder’s Day festivities are an occasion to celebrate our history, our strengths and our promise for the future.

Published: 14 Feb 2019

La Ferme Macdonald College de Sainte-Anne-De-Bellevue s’illustre pour la qualité de son lait

La Ferme Macdonald College fait partie des seize fermes laitières qui ont reçu les grands honneurs à l’occasion du 30e Gala du Club de l’Excellence d’Agropur, tenu à Québec le 25 janvier dernier. Cet événement a rendu hommage aux fermes laitières, membres d’Agropur, ayant enregistré les meilleurs résultats en matière de qualité. Lors de l’évènement, la Ferme Macdonald College a été intronisée au Club de l’Excellence d’Agropur.

Published: 14 Feb 2019

Success in Genome Canada competition

Congratulations to Jianguo (Jeff) Xia ( AnSci/Para), Guillaume Bourque (Director of Bioinformatics at the McGill University & Genome Quebec Innovation Center) and Pierre-Étienne Jacques (Sherbrooke) who were awarded $1.1 by Genome Canada earlier this week.

Published: 14 Feb 2019

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