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Flower power: Quebec farmer invites visitors to pick bouquets on farm

McGill alumnus Marc-André Isabelle (Dip.FMT, BEng. Bioresource) is a course lecturer in the Farm Management & Technology program.

Published: 4 Aug 2021

Seabirds & their vulnerability to a warming climate: Q&A with researcher Emily Choy

A study released this month found that as the climate changes in the North, some cold-adapted arctic birds are especially susceptible to heat stress.

Published: 3 Aug 2021

Four McGill students win Weston Family Awards in Northern Research

Prestigious awards provide support to young scientists in Canada pursuing research in Canada’s North Four McGill students are among this year’s winners of Weston Family Awards in Northern Research, as announced yesterday.
Published: 7 Jul 2021

Arctic seabirds are less heat tolerant, more vulnerable to climate change

The Arctic is warming at approximately twice the global rate. A new study led by researchers from McGill University finds that cold-adapted Arctic species, like the thick-billed murre, are especially vulnerable to heat stress caused by climate change.

Published: 7 Jul 2021

Five McGill teams awarded funding in new Genomic Integration program

Today Genome Quebec announced the results of its Genomic Integration Program, Human Health Stream competition. Five McGill teams from a diverse array of fields were awarded funds, totaling nearly $1 million.

Published: 21 Jun 2021

Former staff member Pierre G. Langlois named Unsung Hero

Congratulations to Pierre G. Langlois, B.Sc. (Agr)'78, CBIS (MIS)'90, the first of several members of the Macdonald community to be named an Unsung Hero as part of the University’s Bicentennial Celebrations!

Pierre lives the Macdonald motto “Mastery for Service.” Over the years, he has dedicated much of his time and energy to representing the interests of others and bettering the units and communities he serves. 

Published: 18 Jun 2021

The changing face of the Farm Management and Technology Program

Women make up more than 50 per cent of the graduating cohort for first time in program history.

Convocation is a special time and an important milestone in the lives of graduating students. Today’s virtual Convocation ceremony for the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences enjoyed a milestone of a more collective fashion, however.

Published: 15 Jun 2021

Conversations with valedictorians: Sreedurga Cherukumalli, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

“It becomes so easy to do your part when everyone around you is doing their part to live sustainably.”

Hailing from around the world, McGill’s valedictorians are a diverse, multitalented group. When they came to the University, they brought with them their unique backgrounds, passions and ambitions.

Published: 15 Jun 2021

Sustainable Sparks: Klara Winkler on planting the seeds of a good Anthropocene

Follow the journey of environmental scientist and McGill researcher Klara Winkler on the search for bright spots of sustainability at McGill By Maya Willard-Stepan, Communications Intern, McGill Office of Sustainability

Amidst the doom and gloom of the climate crisis, it can be difficult to envision a sustainable future – or even see positive change.

Published: 15 Jun 2021

Mountain fires burning higher at unprecedented rates

Forest fires have crept higher up mountains over the past few decades, scorching areas previously too wet to burn, according to researchers from McGill University. As wildfires advance uphill, a staggering 11% of all Western U.S. forests are now at risk.

Published: 15 Jun 2021

Associate Professor Stéphane Bayen receives 2021 Agilent Thought Leader Award

Setting the standard in the fight against food fraud

Published: 15 Jun 2021

The digestive system of cows influences human’s vitamin B12 intake

Milk is the main source of vitamin B12 consumption for Canadians. A glass of cow’s milk contains about 46% of the daily-recommended dietary intake of vitamin B12 for adults. But what factors influences the concentration of B12 in a glass of milk? Turns out, what cows eat and how they digest it can impact human’s B12 intake.

Published: 8 Jun 2021

Bioresource engineer Michael Ngadi receives CAAIN grant

MatrixSpex Solutions, founded by Bioresource Engineer and James McGill Professor Michael Ngadi, is the first funding recipient of The Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) for its project: Optimizing Hyper-Eye: An Integrated Solution for Assessment of Fertility and Gender of Pre-Incubated Eggs.

Published: 1 Jun 2021

The secret lives of Canada lynx

Using a Fitbit and a spy mic, scientists have discovered new insight into the behaviour of the elusive Canada lynx. A new study by researchers from McGill University, University of Alberta, and Trent University provides a first look at how miniaturized technology can open the door to remote wildlife monitoring.

Published: 31 May 2021

Combattre le racisme en nutrition

La nutrition ne peut plus être que l’affaire de femmes blanches, minces et souriantes qui mangent des pommes – le cliché de la nutritionniste vue par Google Images. Un groupe de travail sur le racisme en nutrition « a été mis sur pied il y a quelques mois, dans la foulée de la mort de George Floyd et des questions qui en ont découlé », indique Mélanie Champagne, directrice des communications de l’Ordre des diététistes-nutritionnistes du Québec.

Published: 31 May 2021

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