September 2020

We have been offering timely science topics to the community for 21 years through our Food for Thought Lecture Series, and felt the need to continue offering interesting and thought-provoking lectures/discussions for the Fall term. For the past four years, the Series has opened with our very special A. Jean de Grandpré Distinguished Speaker Series. The Series was established to honour Chancellor Emeritus M. A. Jean de Grandpré (1984 to 1991), a long-standing member of the McGill Board of Governors and one of Canada’s most distinguished business leaders. [Read more…]


September 2020

Although ongoing health and safety concerns have resulted in the disappointing decision to cancel an in-person Homecoming, alumni are invited to a different kind of fall celebration: At-Home Homecoming. So, from the comfort of your home, you can enjoy a slew of interesting virtual events. [Read more…] [Lire…]


September 2020

[Read in English…] Bien que les préoccupations actuelles en matière de santé et de sécurité aient conduit à la décision décevante d’annuler les Retrouvailles en personne, nous invitons les diplômés et diplômées à un autre type de célébration automnale : les Retrouvailles à domicile. Ainsi, depuis le confort de votre maison, vous pourrez profiter d’une foule […]


August 2020

Le Programme de salubrité et de qualité des aliments de McGill, sous la direction des chercheurs visionnaires comme le Pr Xiaonan Lu, le tout nouveau titulaire de la chaire Ian et Jayne Munro en salubrité des aliments, cherche par des moyens novateurs à assurer la salubrité dans la chaîne d’approvisionnement alimentaire. [Lire plus…] [Read more…]


August 2020

Led by Professor Daiva Nielsen from McGill’s School of Human Nutrition, the Quebec COVID-19 Food Access Study is an online provincial household investigation evaluating impacts and changes to food access and food behaviours. [Read more…] [Lire plus…]


August 2020

[Read in English…] | Caitlin MacDougall La pandémie de COVID-19 a changé la vie quotidienne des gens dans la plupart des pays du monde. La vitesse à laquelle le public a dû réagir et s’adapter aux directives publiques en matière d’éloignement physique est sans précédent, ce qui a entraîné de nombreuses difficultés pour acquérir l’essentiel. […]


August 2020

McGill’s Food Safety and Quality Program, under forward-thinking researchers like Dr. Xiaonan Lu, the newly-appointed Ian and Jayne Munro Chair in Food Safety, has been working toward developing innovative ways to ensure safety in the supply chain. [Read more…] [Lire plus…]


Feature

Face-a-Doodles TeamLors de l’édition 2020 du congrès annuel de l’Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), tenue de façon virtuelle du 13 au 15 juillet, deux équipes en science alimentaire au campus Macdonald ont représenté McGill en tant que finalistes des prestigieux concours 2020 Smart Snacks for Kids Product Development et Developing Solutions for Developing Countries. [Lire plus…] [Read more…]


Feature

Face-a-Doodles Team During the 2020 edition of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) annual conference, held virtually on July 13-15, two Macdonald Campus Food Science teams representing McGill competed as finalists in the prestigious 2020 Smart Snacks for Kids Product Development Competition and the 2020 Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition. [Read more…] [Lire plus…]


April 2019

On Monday, February 11, Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada was at Macdonald to announce a federal investment of up to $7 million to the Biomass Cluster under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. The cluster, led by BiofuelNet Canada and its Scientific Director and CEO Dr Don Smith (Department of Plant Science), will include an additional $3.1 million in contributions from industry, for a total investment of $10.1 million over 5 years. It has been estimated that Canada has nine million hectares of marginal lands suitable for biofuel crops such as switchgrass of coppiced poplar, which could generate up to $400 per hectare in additional revenues. This cluster will investigate the economic aspects of marginal land and determine actual costs of different energy crops and residues through field demonstrations. […]