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Robin Beech named McGill's new Dean of Students

Congratulations to Professor Robin Beech (Parasitology) who will become McGill’s Dean of Students on November 1.  

Robin joined the Institute of Parasitology in 1992 and has served as the Associate Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies since 2015.  In addition to his extensive experience in student advising, supervision, discipline and policy, he is skilled in conflict resolution, mediation and creative problem solving. 

Published: 9 Oct 2020

Maclean’s rates McGill as the top medical-doctoral university in Canada

Earlier today, Maclean’s Magazine issued its 30th annual Canadian university rankings and, for the 16th straight year, McGill was named the country’s top medical-doctoral university. The Medical Doctoral category includes 15 universities with a broad range of PhD programs and research, as well as medical schools.

Published: 9 Oct 2020

Gaspillage alimentaire. Il faut qu’on parle des légumes moches

Même si le consommateur est de plus en plus sensibilisé à l’enjeu du gaspillage alimentaire, l’achat de légumes moches demeure un marché de niche au Québec. Pourtant, quand on abandonne un légume laid à la ferme, on ne jette pas seulement une denrée, on gaspille toutes les ressources naturelles et la main-d’œuvre nécessaires pour la produire.

Published: 5 Oct 2020

McGill-Mac Campus Alums named to Canadian Agricultural Youth Council

We were thrilled to learn that several members of the McGill-Macdonald Campus community were selected from more than 800 applicants to sit on the Canadian Agricultural Youth Council.

Published: 30 Sep 2020

Virtual Programming – Our New Outreach

We have been offering timely science topics to the community for 21 years through our Food for Thought Lecture Series, and felt the need to continue offering interesting and thought-provoking lectures/discussions for the Fall term. For the past four years, the Series has opened with our very special A. Jean de Grandpré Distinguished Speaker Series.

Published: 30 Sep 2020

Navigating the new academic year

An interview with Professor Valérie Orsat, Associate Dean (Student Affairs)

Published: 30 Sep 2020

Disastrous duo: heatwaves and droughts

Simultaneous heatwaves and droughts are becoming increasingly common in western parts of the United States, according to a new study led by researchers from McGill University. Periods of dry and hot weather, which can make wildfires more likely, are becoming larger, more intense, and more frequent because of climate change.

Published: 28 Sep 2020

First online USRA poster presentations a resounding success

Thanks to the leadership of TLS presentation coach, Dr. Andrew Churchill, and support from McGill Office of Student Academic Services and the Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative, 21 undergraduate students wowed us with their research posters, lightening talks and Q & A responses during the Faculty’s first-ever online Undergraduate Student Summer Research Poster Presentation event.

Congratulations for a job well done are extended to all!

Published: 23 Sep 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on Quebecers’ access to food

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed daily life for citizens in most countries around the world. The speed at which the public had to react and adapt to government directives for physical distancing is unprecedented, causing numerous hardships in acquiring the essentials.

Published: 14 Sep 2020

A Fresh Take on Food Safety

In an age of mass food production and distribution, McGill’s Food Safety and Quality Program has been working toward developing innovative ways to ensure safety in the Canadian and global food supply chain. And with forward-thinking researchers like Dr. Xiaonan Lu at its helm, the program is well on its way to fulfilling that mission.

Published: 14 Sep 2020

From the Dean

From the Macdonald E-newsletter: August 2020

Published: 14 Sep 2020

Oignons contaminés à la salmonelle: demande d’action collective

Plus de 450 personnes ont officiellement contracté la bactérie salmonelle de souche Newport au Canada cet été, dont 23 au Québec. Selon l’Agence canadienne d’inspection des aliments (ACIA), une personne en est possiblement morte, tandis que 66 personnes ont dû être hospitalisées.

...Qu’est-ce que la salmonellose ?

Published: 9 Sep 2020

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. 

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. 

Published: 15 Jun 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.

Published: 24 Apr 2018

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