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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

Crazy Canucks

Read Scott Pemberton's article for the March issue of the Baie-D'Urfé News & Views

Published: 11 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

The Government of Canada invests in innovation to help grow Canada's bioeconomy

From: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

News release

February 11, 2019 – Montreal, Quebec – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

The bioeconomy sector holds tremendous potential for Canada, helping to reduce our carbon footprint while creating opportunities to grow our economy.

Published: 11 Feb 2019

Stellar pitches by Mac 3MT competitors

There was stiff competition at last week's Lister Family Engaged Science 3MT Competition. In the end, eleven stellar graduate students delivered riveting pitches to a packed room of supporters, that included Honours Science students from John Abbott College.

Congratulations are extended to all "Mac" 3MT participants.

View photos on our Flickr site.


Published: 11 Feb 2019

D’où proviennent les motifs dans la nature?

Anja Geitmann adore les casse-têtes. Mais oubliez les après-midis à chercher les bons morceaux en buvant une tisane : ce sont les cellules en forme de puzzle à la surface des feuilles de certaines plantes qui intéressent la biologiste. « Cette configuration se crée à partir de cellules assez simples.

Published: 11 Feb 2019

Four Burning Questions for Professor Emerita Harriet V.Kuhnlein, Commissioner, Lancet Report on Obesity

The Lancet commission on Obesity published a report today on the joint pandemics of obesity, undernutrition, and climate change. In the report, the commissioners point to the fact that malnutrition in all its forms, including undernutrition and obesity, is by far the biggest cause of ill-health and premature death globally.

Published: 11 Feb 2019

À la chasse aux contaminants alimentaires

La population est de plus en plus préoccupée par la présence de contaminants chimiques dans les aliments et l’eau potable. « Et pour cause, car l’humain est exposé à un cocktail de milliers de substances chimiques », affirme Stéphane Bayen, professeur adjoint au département des sciences de l’alimentation et de chimie agricole de l’Université McGill.

Published: 11 Feb 2019

A Different Take on Winter

Read Scott Pemberton's article for the February issue of the Baie-D'Urfé News & Views
Published: 26 Jan 2019