Communication: Unlocking the Science

TH_ScienceComm graphic Our graduate programs do an excellent job of providing students with the technical skills required for their future careers as scientists. What has become clear is that communicating science to non-science audiences, ranging from policy makers to lay people, has become ever more important. The School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition recently launched its first “Three Minute Thesis Competition,”…[Read more]

Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Skills

TH_JoseeFiset_large poster2_low res The longstanding vision for entrepreneurship and discovery through science has never been as vibrant as it is today within the Faculty. Students are developing innovative solutions that reflect the Faculty’s expertise in agriculture, food, environment and nutrition. Consistent with McGill Principal Fortier’s view for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship across the University, the Faculty is looking to upscale its longstanding vision for entrepreneurship, science, and social innovation into a cross-University platform. [...Read more]

Opening Up New Research Possibilities for Undergrads

TH_140916-164244-2104 In order to ensure that all our undergraduates have the opportunity to gain real research experience, the Faculty plans to build capacity to allow more of our undergraduate students to undertake research projects. The program will promote cross-unit research opportunities for undergraduates that will enable them to develop transferable skills for the future. [...Read more]

Taking Learning Outside the Classroom

TH_DSC01340 In keeping with McGill’s commitment to ensure “that every McGill student has an opportunity to participate in an out-of-the-classroom learning activity like an internship, academic exchange program, industry co-op or research project,” the FAES has launched the Student Experience Enhancement Fund (SEEF). The SEEF is designed to provide funding for experiential learning initiatives, which go above and beyond the traditional classroom experience. [Read more...]

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Two Minutes with…Chris Buddle, Associate Dean (Student Affairs)

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Professor Chris Buddle took on the role of Associate Dean (Student Affairs) on June 1st this year. He comes to the role with an impressive record.
Chris makes learning an enjoyable experience for his students: he is an articulate, engaging, enthusiastic and motivated educator in our Environmental Biology Program. The quality of his work with our students is continually being recognized and rewarded. [...Read more]

Building for the Future: Student Life and Learning

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Student Life and Learning (SLL) Building project for the Macdonald Campus that has been winding its way through the University for some time has finally wound its way back to campus. Academic success arises from the combined influence of program, support services and extracurricular activities. A growing campus needs to satisfy all of these dimensions, and it was with this in mind that Dean Chandra Madramootoo and Morton Mendelson, then Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning), charged a small workgroup with the task of developing a plan for a facility on the Macdonald Campus that would serve the needs of a growing and diverse student population.

Reconnecting with Mac: Homecoming 2014

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Homecoming is just that – an opportunity for our alumni to come home, learn something new, reconnect (sometimes after 50 years) and rekindle that special feeling about what Macdonald was and what it has become. By all accounts, Homecoming 2014 was a resounding success. We’re happy to share some of the day’s special moments with you here. [...Read more]

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