Marcel Groleau named Honorary Degree recipient in the Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

Ten exceptional individuals will receive honorary degrees from McGill as part of Spring 2024 Convocation ceremonies. This year’s recipients represent a diverse array of leaders whose contributions span disciplines, industries, and continents.

Published: 23 May 2024

Developing a healthier, more profitable food industry in Quebec

As the cost of living continues to rise, our need for affordable, local, and nutritious foods has never been greater. Quebec’s food producers want to meet that demand — but how can they innovate and stay competitive in a challenging economy?

Finding answers is the mission of the Consortium for Research, Innovation and the Transformation of Agri-food (Consortium RITA) at McGill University.

Published: 16 May 2024

Animal Science postdoc wins Concours de vulgarisation de la recherche de l’Acfas

Since 1993, l'Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas) has been inviting up-and-coming scientists to popularize their research through an annual competition.

Open to master's, doctoral and post-doctoral students from all Canadian universities, the competition encourages the production of texts, audio and video files, and comic strips that shed light on subjects from all disciplines.

Published: 15 May 2024

Ottawa Valley Farm to Fork finds new revenue stream in growing field of agritourism

What started as a Mac alum and her husband's humble vegetable garden has grown into an Ottawa Valley agri-tourism destination offering everything from accommodation and dining to education and tours, the Ottawa Business Journal writes.

Published: 15 May 2024

Video: AI in milk production

Dairy producers know that the slightest change in the behavior of cows can give an indication of their state of health. But since they can't be everywhere at once, artificial intelligence could help improve and extend the lives of their livestock. In McGill University's Macdonald Campus farm, researchers are developing tools to detect problems before they occur.

Published: 14 May 2024

What's with all the wild turkeys in Montreal?

Wild turkey sightings are on the rise in Montreal.

David Bird, emeritus professor of wildlife biology in McGill's Department of Natural Resource Sciences, told the Montreal Gazette that warmer temperatures have influenced the habits of more than just wild turkey populations.

Published: 9 May 2024

New ECP3 greenhouse unveiled

From left to right: Roseann O’Reilly Runte (Director of CFI, Government of Canada), Hugo Dionne (Québec government representative), Marie-Claude Bibeau (Minister of National Revenue and MP for Compton—Stanstead), Peter Moffett (Director of CORSÈVE), Sébastien Roy (Professor of Biology, Université de Sherbrooke), Anja Geitmann (Dean of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill), Carole Beaulieu (Dean of Science, Université de Sherbrooke), Pierre Cossette (Rector, Université de

Published: 6 May 2024

Eating the way we do hurts us and the planet, study finds

In an age of abundance and variety in food options, are Canadians eating better than they were half a century ago?

Published: 6 May 2024

Breaking boundaries: Bioresource Engineering shines at McGill Design Day debut

Generations of Bioresource Engineering students have participated in the BREE 495 capstone design course. What innovative ideas did this year’s students come up with?

Published: 2 May 2024

Microgreens: Grow fast, eat young

Pictured above: Greenhouse production of sunflower microgreens in biodegradable containers.

By David Wees, agr., Faculty Lecturer, Farm Management & Technology Program and Dept. of Plant Science, FAES

Published: 2 May 2024

Mac students inspire next-gen scientists at John Abbott Sustainability Through Science Symposium 

Pictured (from left to right): McGill/Mac representatives Ingrid Chiraz and Andrew Churchill; grad students: Jasmine Muszik, Mehtab Singh, Aylish Marshall; JAC representatives Sean Hughes and Karim Jaffer

By Kathy MacLean

Published: 2 May 2024

Update from Faculty Leadership

Now that our senior leaders have had a few months to settle into their new positions, find out what’s been happening on campus. 

By Professor Anja Geitmann and Acting Dean Valérie Orsat

Published: 2 May 2024

Two McCall MacBain Scholars coming to Mac in 2024

The McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill today announced its fourth cohort of recipients: 30 students who will pursue a funded master’s or professional degree combined with mentorship and leadership programming, as well as 117 who earned entrance awards ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 each.

Published: 1 May 2024

Chris Buddle: Artist, poet, conservationist

Most members of the McGill community know Chris Buddle as a professor, an entomologist, a researcher, or a McGill administrator. But Buddle is a man of many more talents, which you can read all about in a new McGill Reporter article.

Published: 29 Apr 2024

Quebec farmers have been protesting since December. Is anyone listening?

Upset about high interest rates, growing paperwork and heavy regulatory burdens, protesting farmers have become a familiar sight across Quebec since December.

Published: 23 Apr 2024


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