Controlling blood sugars with YumiBOX

Yumibox1_grande We started a food blog (YUMiTRITION) to counter some of the wild and inaccurate nutrition claims that permeate the internet. In 2015, we received an award from the SEEF that enabled us to develop and deliver a series of communication workshops to students in the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition. We brought in experts, such as food bloggers, to help students learn how to best share what they know, with the public (read more). Little did we know then that twelve months later we would launch YumiBOX, an e-commerce platform selling whole-grains and nifty recipes to dress them up, for individuals wishing to control blood sugar levels.

Healthy has never been so tempting

PumCrisp We developed Pum’Crisps, an innovative, healthy snack from pulses and pomace, in our food product development course. The SEEF allowed us to purchase specialized ingredients and equipment to develop the product to its full potential before entering it in Pulse Canada’s Mission ImPULSEible competition held at CIFST Vancouver last spring.

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Looking to the Future

IMG_20170112_1030122016/2017 SEEF recipients will: develop and deliver educational modules in Macdonald Farm outreach projects; attend professional conferences to build links between the classroom and research taking place across the country; enter their own newly developed food product into the Developing Solutions for Development Countries competition at IFT ’17; attend a science communication training boot camp; develop workshops around the topic of insect consumption with the objective of finding sustainable solutions to the current resource intensive protein industry, and participate in an overseas program to learn firsthand about business in the global economy.

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A Day of Giving


The next #McGill24 will take place on March 15, 2017

On March 16, 2016, the global McGill community came together for #McGill24. The University’s first ever giving day became the most successful fundraiser of its kind in the history of Canadian higher education, raising $793K for causes donors care about the most. See the difference your gift made.

Last year, we showed you some of the many ways that McGill changes the world. This year, we want to hear from YOU. How are you #McGillProud? Tell your story and submit a short video to be featured on March 15, 2017. For more information on how to submit your video, please visit The deadline to submit is by February 28th, 2017.

From the Dean


Thanks to the overwhelming support received for #McGill24, our Student Experience Enhancement Fund (SEEF) and other student programs received a $20K top-up in 2016. The fund allows us to support active learning opportunities outside the classroom which in turn helps our students develop invaluable communication, entrepreneurship, leadership, and teamwork skills. In this Bulletin, meet some of the award recipients and the exciting projects that SEEF supported.

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We need your support

So many exciting projects go unsupported due to lack of funds. We need your help to provide opportunities for our students to grow and shine.

Please support #McGill24 and the Student Experience Enhancement Fund on March 15th.

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