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« L’HONORIS CAUSA, JE LE PRENDS POUR TOUTES LES FAMILLES AGRICOLES »

 

« L’HONORIS CAUSA, JE LE PRENDS POUR TOUTES LES FAMILLES AGRICOLES » La nouvelle a été divulguée sur Facebook : Maria Labrecque Ducheneau sera récipiendaire d’un doctorat honorifique (honoris causa) le 3 juin prochain. Le doctorat lui sera décerné par la rectrice de l’Université McGill, Suzanne Fortier, lors de la collation des grades des étudiants en sciences de l’agriculture et de l’environnement.

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Published: 25 Apr 2016

Lawrence Goodridge interviewed on Hepatitis A outbreak linked to berries

 

LAWRENCE GOODRIDGE, DEPT. OF FOOD SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY, WAS INTERVIEWED ON CBC RADIO’S HOMERUN AT 5:40 PM ABOUT AN OUTBREAK OF HEPATITIS A LINKED TO BERRIES SOLD AT COSTCO.

LISTEN: CBC Homerun

 

Published: 25 Apr 2016

WANTED: PLAIN TALK FROM THE LAB

 

Excitement was in the air last May at a glitzy Toronto reception for “rockstar” professionals not accustomed to glitz: research scientists from six Canadian universities... At McGill University, insect scientist Chris Buddle submitted one study to a journal in “more of a casual, non-jargony language, (trying) to write it in a way that’s a bit more engaging, and not the typical dry scientific writing.”

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Published: 18 Apr 2016

Minoring in entrepreneurship, majoring in success

Popular culture loves the mythology of the self-made success, the boot-strapping individual who eschews formal education to blaze a path to success. But, while superstar dropouts can capture our imaginations – think Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg – they are the exceptions, not the rule....

Published: 6 Apr 2016

Government of Canada invests $27 million to extend the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program for another five years

 

Minister Lawrence MacAulay was on campus to participate in the Symposium and Wrap-Up meeting for the “Effects of Agricultural Water Management Systems on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Eastern Canada” project led by Chandra Madramootoo (Bioresource Engineering).  The project was funded by the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases program.

 

 

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Published: 30 Mar 2016

Province to boost agrifood competitiveness and industrial innovation

|KATHY MACLEAN, COMMUNICATIONS, FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

 

There was good news all around for the Quebec agri-food sector in the recent provincial budget.

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Published: 23 Mar 2016

BioFuelNet conçoit les biocarburants de l’avenir

 

Dans l’édifice qui accueillait autrefois la brasserie Dow, angle Peel et Notre-Dame, rebaptisé Carrefour d’innovation INGO, est installé un groupe de recherche qui se consacre au développement des carburants de l’avenir. BioFuelNet regroupe 75 chercheurs de 27 universités canadiennes et travaille avec 90 partenaires industriels. Sa mission : développer une industrie de biocarburants avancés prospère et durable. ...

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Published: 22 Mar 2016

EXOMARS OUTBOUND IN SEARCH FOR LIFE SIGNS

 

Professor Lyle White, Natural Resource Sciences, is interviewed on his role in Mars exploration and the Exomars Space Probe.

Listen to the interview

 

 

 

Published: 22 Mar 2016

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....

Published: 8 Mar 2016

Pour contrer le gaspillage alimentaire

 

On estime que la moitié de ce que l'on produit comme aliments dans les pays industrialisés serait gaspillée. Au Canada, on jetterait, selon Statistique Canada, 183 kilogrammes de nourriture par an, par personne. À qui la faute? À l'industrie alimentaire, ou au consommateur? Pour en discuter, nous recevons Pascal Thériault, agroéconomiste et professeur à l'Université McGill. Il enseigne aussi le marketing alimentaire. 

 

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Published: 24 Feb 2016

The lack of women in science: 'A wicked problem,' McGill's Elena Bennett says

 

"The discussion started at my book club, but it might as well have started with Adam and Eve. We read The Awakening, a 1899 novel by Kate Chopin that describes the fight by a young woman, Edna Pontellier, for independence against the conventions of the time. We are all married working mothers. No matter how far society has come from Edna’s, most of us find the bulk of child care and the more banal duties of running a household fall to us. We felt for Edna.

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Published: 17 Feb 2016

Hot off the press! Macdonald Professor Recipient of Prestigious Steacie Fellowship

Professor Elena Bennett, of the Department of Natural Resource Sciences and the McGill School of Environment, is the recipient of a E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship!...

Published: 16 Feb 2016

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.

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Published: 16 Feb 2016

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