April 2019

Each year, students in the Faculty are presented with a myriad of opportunities to learn, explore, and shine. From research to entrepreneurship, the students in the FAES make us proud of their achievements. […]


March 2016

Camille Fong What does it take to educate a generation of students to become thinkers, problem solvers and leaders? How can we help create a successful transition from the classroom to the world? Combine life and learning in higher education? Help students gain real-life experience and build skillsets? Learn more about Camille Fong’s internship and how it helped her grow. [Read more..]


March 2016

Pierre Tulk_150 Every year at this time, students across the country compete to undertake summer research internships with some of the country’s top researchers. Research internships provide terrific opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience; in 2015, seventeen Macdonald students participated in the program. While the majority of the student research was funded by NSERC and CIHR awards, Pierre Tulk’s work was funded through the Schull-Yang International Research Award, made possible by the generosity of McGill alumni Joseph Schull, BA’82, MA’85, and Anna Yang, BCL, LLB’88. Read more about Pierre’s journey to Panama. [Read more…]


March 2016

Groundit_Mitalie_150jpg Groundit was one of several Macdonald teams to enter the 2015 McGill Dobson Cup and to be mentored by the Macdonald Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program. The program supports student entrepreneurs through mentoring activities, a new Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation offered in collaboration with the Desautels Faculty of Management, and by attracting funding to support student business ventures such as the Food and Agribusiness Convergent Innovation Prize, which will be awarded to a team entering this year’s Dobson Cup competition. Mitalie Makhani, one of the founder’s of Groundit, shares her journey. [Read more…]


March 2016

IMG_3047_150 Many of the courses offered at Macdonald are formulated to include as much hands-on experience as possible, whether in the lab, out in the field or, as in this case, in the Food Labs. Share in Emma’s experience preparing a meal for some of Mac’s athletes. [Read more…]


March 2016

FSARoundtable1_150 We are fortunate at Macdonald to have alumni who are willing to share their expertise and personal stories with our students. Every winter term, we work hand-in-hand with student groups to invite alumni to participate in mentoring round table discussions touching on career choices, how to create opportunities for oneself, and what it means to make that transition from being a student to the workforce. [Read more…]


December 2014

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]


December 2014

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]


December 2014

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]


December 2014

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…]