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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
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 www.mcgill24.ca. The deadline to submit is by February 28th, 2017.


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They are out there—in the labs, in the fields and barns, behind machinery, balancing on top of ladders and lurking under benches. Often behind the scenes, they tend to the animals (large and small), nurture the plants, prepare laboratory materials, repair and modify equipment, and train students (and professors!) in the use of equipment. They are the Faculty’s 25+ technicians, a highly-trained and diverse lot, with centuries of history and experience among them, and they keep the place running smoothly. Meet five of the in-house technicians who are working hard to enhance the student experience in the laboratories. [Read more...]


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Spend “Three Minutes With…” Salwa Karboune, Macdonald’s new Associate Dean (Research), a role she took on September 1. A professor in the Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Salwa teaches courses in food product development, food packaging, and sensory evaluation. Her main research expertise is in the design and development of new approaches for the synthesis of novel functional food ingredients to improve the quality and functionality of food products. Salwa is also the mentor of several of Macdonald’s award-winning food development teams. Read more


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Elena Bennett is an Associate Professor of Ecology in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences and the McGill School of the Environment. Elena’s research interest is in ecosystem services, that is, to understand and manage the benefits humans derive from ecosystems, where benefits would include, but are not limited to, the provision of food or water, mitigating climate change and disease, recreational and cultural activities or maintaining healthy nutrient rich soils. Read more…


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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]


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Canada’s North has always conjured visions of great white expanses, majestic animals and hardy inhabitants. In reality the great white expanses are slowly melting, the majestic animals are struggling for survival as their habitats slowly disappear, and a new report released on March 27, 2014 by the Council of Canadian Academies found that the Inuit, those hardy inhabitants, are the most food insecure people in the developed world. In keeping with the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ mandate, researchers are creating sustainable solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing Canada’s North—natural resource protection, food security and health. [...]


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Looking outside my office window, the Campus is covered with deep, pristine snow from our first major snowstorm of the season. Our students are in the midst of final exams, and we are also busily preparing for the Christmas holidays. It reminds me of those Decembers when I was an undergraduate and graduate student at Macdonald, and I suspect the same for many of you. There is both excitement and anticipation in the air. Anticipation of wondering how well we did in our finals, and excitement of spending the holidays with friends, family, and loved ones. [...]


April 2013

Every year, approximately 80 outstanding scholars, researchers, scientists, and artists are elected to the Academies of the Royal Society of Canada. Fellows are chosen by their peers for their outstanding contributions to the humanities, the natural and social sciences, and the arts. In late 2012, G.S. Vijaya Raghavan, James McGill Professor in the Department of Bioresource Engineering, was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, signifying not only his contributions to science and engineering, but also the passion, determination and hard-work that it takes to be a top-tier researcher and mentor. [...]


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The Macdonald Active Learning Laboratory (MALL), the first of its kind in Canada, is a technologically advanced 80-seat undergraduate science lab that has been built to support active learning methods; methods which have been proven to create deep, long-lasting learning outcomes. [...]


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“I blog because of the dialogue and idea sharing.”  Crystal Ernst If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to pursue grad studies at Macdonald then have a look at the blog Grad Life where you are sure to get a feeling for the experience from a variety of McGill students who are currently [...]