April 2021

On March 31, McGill University celebrated its milestone 200-year anniversary, marking the day with an inaugural Conference entitled A Road Map for Greater Food Security and Autonomy. The bilingual virtual event – a first instalment in the Bicentennial Conference Series, Providing solutions to global challenges – brought together experts to discuss issues facing global food security. [Read…]


April 2021

To mark World Water Day (March 22), Bioresource Engineering professor Chandra Madramootoo looks at the state of the global water supply and challenges facing Canadian water management. The McGill Bioresource Engineering professor – a member of the steering committee of the Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture – expands on the theme of this year’s World Water Day: Valuing Water, and describes the goals of the federal government’s Canada Water Agency, which is in the process of being created. He is contributing to this effort. [Read…] [Lire…]


April 2021

The Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative (LFESI) is one program that is increasing its reach and impact even in these difficult times. Specifically, program participation this year is expected to be over 400 students, an increase of well over 100% from last year, and 16 times more than at its inception 5 years ago. So what do we do, what makes it so special, and how are we achieving such success? [Read…]


April 2021

| Valerie McLeod, Agente de communications, Sciences de l’agriculture et de l’environnement Publié dans le McGill Reporter, 22 avril 2021. Reproduit avec permission. Photo: Gail MacInnis Le Projet Habitat des pollinisateurs indigènes est la dernière initiative du groupe de travail sur la durabilité du campus Macdonald qu’il mène en partenariat avec le Collège John Abbott […]


Features

Hamilton Bennett Hamilton Bennett played an instrumental role in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine that made headlines around the world. As the senior director for vaccine access and partnerships at Moderna, Bennett, BSc(FSc)’07, has been overseeing the development of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine. She says her days as a student at Mac helped prepare her for the most memorable year of her life. [Read…] [Lire…]


Features

Kate Sinclair is working at the World Food Programme Sri Lanka while simultaneously finishing her PhD in Human Nutrition at McGill. Her job, as an International Nutrition Consultant for World Food Programme Sri Lanka, was uneventful that day. But when Kate returned home, she tuned in to the virtual Nobel Peace Prize ceremony where the UN World Food Programme (WFP) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020. [Read…] [Lire…]


Features

What makes the elderly and people with underlying conditions more vulnerable to COVID-19? According to a new study led by McGill University researchers, clues can be found in the proteins involved in initiating infection, as the virus binds to host cells of different animals. [Read…]


Features

| Daniel McCabe [Read in English] Hamilton Bennett a joué un rôle déterminant dans la mise au point d’un vaccin contre la COVID-19 qui a fait la une de l’actualité dans le monde entier. À ses yeux, ses jours comme étudiante au campus Macdonald l’ont aidée à se préparer à l’année la plus mémorable de […]


Features

|Neale McDevitt, rédacteur, McGill Reporter [Read in English] Kate Sinclair travaille au Programme alimentaire mondial du Sri Lanka tout en terminant parallèlement un doctorat en nutrition humaine à McGill Le 10 décembre 2020 a été une journée typique au bureau pour Kate Sinclair… en quelque sorte, mais pas vraiment. Loin de là, en fait. Son […]


November 2020

The Macdonald Campus Community has long been supportive of environmentally conscious practices, always proving itself eager to propose and adopt progressive solutions to help ensure society’s present needs are met without compromising the resources needed to sustain future generations. The Campus stewards extensive ecological resources in the region, but is aware of the importance of continuously improving the campus’ ecological footprint. [Read more…] [Lire…]