Those of you registered in the Farm Management and Technology Program (FMT), and undergraduates of the B.Sc. of Agriculture, Environmental Sciences and Engineering are members of the AESUS. Our organization counts five executive members and hopes to have representatives from each program to make a link between the students and us. The purpose of AESUS is: to maintain a high degree of cooperation, participation and friendship among members by organizing social activities and events that allow members to meet each other. to provide assistance and information to members for academic problems.
AFAQ is an association made up of motivated students that are interested in agriculture and in the practice of agronomy in Quebec. It promotes the profession of agronomist (“agronome”) among Mac students and it creates the link between the students, the "Ordre des Agronomes du Québec (OAQ)" and McGill University. This will be done through various funny activities such as one-day internship “Agronome d’un jour”, movie nights, contests with prizes, guest speakers and more! AFAQ is also responsible for the sale of the “Mémento”, the official book for the OAQ admission exam.
Brewers Union of Macdonald (B.U.M) is a club that hopes to grow the home brewing and the craft brewing community at the Macdonald campus. We meet on a regular basis to discuss the beer community, the love and the science behind brewing. We welcome everyone from amateur to advanced brewers, or just beer lovers looking to learn more about one of mans oldest beverage! Interested!? Look up B.U.M. (Brewers Union of Macdonald) on facebook, or contact Scott at email@example.com.
CAFP at Macdonald campus is the junior branch of a national association. Since the club came to McGill in 1970, it has given students in food related programs the chance to be part of a large network of professionals, which opens the door to attractive career opportunities and allows students to make contacts in the industry. Over the course of the year, members are responsible for planning fundraisers, social activities, as well as educational sessions on issues of interest to students. The national branch of CAFP also offers the opportunity to win several scholarships and awards.
The Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) is the HOME for all Chinese students and scholars at the Macdonald campus. Its mission is to act as the voice of its members, and promote the diversity of Chinese students and scholars' life at Mac. Our main goal is to promote the understanding of Chinese culture and to foster and strengthen friendship between Chinese students and scholars and other societies both within and outside the Macdonald campus. INTERNATIONAL and CANADIAN students are warmly welcome to join our group. CSSA is the reason for us to get together and have fun!!!
Attention all Dietetics and Human Nutrition students, get ready for a fun, action packed and informative year! DHNUS is an undergraduate society that aims to provide and connect students majoring in Dietetics or Human Nutrition. We are always looking for new council members and new ideas! We kick off the school year with a welcome lunch during the first week of class for all new and returning students… Be sure to attend! Make sure to attend the September blood drive, career workshops, the infamous Wine and Cheese Night, and any new ideas you can bring forth!
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is a Canadian NGO that is helping to accelerate development in Africa. Its approach is to create systemic change by investing in people and providing them with opportunities to unlock their potential. EWB collaborates with individuals, businesses, organizations and governments to help them reach their own development goals. In parallel, EWB raises awareness within the Canadian society on policy matters and other social issues.
This Association on the Macdonald Campus takes care of all FMT student related issues and activities. If you are an FMT student, you’re a member. We host BBQs and other events at the farm center or in the town of St. Anne’s. We are here to make your three years on this campus a blast. If you have a concern about anything going on around you, just send us your questions!
Calling all fellow foodies! The Food Science Association of 2013-2014 is ready to kick start another amazing year with the mission of sharing our knowledge and passion for food with our peers. The FSA has hosted a variety of exciting events over the years, from apple picking outings to guest speakers and molecular gastronomy workshops. These events allow both undergraduate and graduate Food Science students, who are all automatically enrolled in the FSA, to mingle in a social context and form a tight-knit group.
The Mac Good Food Box is your on-campus source of very fresh & (mostly) local fruits and vegetables, available to you at a VERY affordable price! (S/$7 - M/$10 - L/$16) The program is run by Moisson Montréal who delivers the boxes of produce to Mac biweekly. they always contain a different variety! Orders can be placed at our booth - please check the Mouthpiece for place & time. We also welcome any new volunteers to be a part of our fun & rewarding atmosphere!
Gorilla Compost ensures proper cycling of Macdonald Campus' organic wastes by collecting compostable matter at convenient on-campus locations and converting it to usable fertilizer for the campus' community gardens. Less landfill waste, less artificial fertilizer used, one more step towards a sustainable campus and planet! All this is possible with the help of awesome volunteers!
Green Drinks is an environmental forum for people to get together, exchange ideas and hopefully walk away inspired! There are over 600 chapters of Green Drinks around the world. We show films and have guest speakers andusually have an informal get together afterward with free homemade refreshments. If you want to join our listserv E-Mail us or drop by the MCSS desk.
As food revolutionaries, Happy Belly applies the principle of ''Think globally, act locally''. We collect food from nearby grocery stores and farms consisting mainly of perishable items near the end of their shelf life that would otherwise be discarded but are still safe to eat. Every week, we cook and serve a free healthy lunch for students and staff. The meals are vegan-friendly with few processed ingredients. We partner with the Macdonald Student-Run Ecological Garden to provide you with locally grown food you can eat.
Want to learn to dance, but never danced before? Expert at dancing, and want to meet other fun people? Want to learn about other cultures, and have fun while at it? Come, join us at our weekly meetings. Fellow students will teach you different dance forms each week, in a friendly, exciting and inclusive atmosphere. This year we will teach Indian movie dances (aka BOLLYWOOD), Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Samba, Bhangra, and many many many more! No partners necessary, no prior experience necessary. No fees to be paid, no formal instructors!
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Hillel Montreal is a Jewish student led organization that represents the needs of the diverse Jewish student population in Montreal. It is responsible and committed to creating a vibrant, innovative and exciting campus life for Jewish CEGEP and university students while also striving to create an atmosphere of openness where all students feel welcome and comfortable to actively participate in programming or attend events.
The objective of this association is to foster a better understanding among all students at Macdonald, to represent the interest of foreign students on campus and to encourage multicultural activities. ISA is involved in helping foreign students, providing information on various countries and organizing one main multicultural event, International Night. Many other minor activities are held as well.
Membership to the Livestock Club is open to all students from Macdonald campus of McGill University. The main goal of the Livestock Club is to increase the opportunity to all MAC students in discovering and participating in our annual Intercollegiate Judging Competition. Taking part in the Livestock Club is a great way to make your mark and it allows you to meet people and learn more about livestock and crop judging. E-mail us or look in the Mouthpiece for our first meeting in the beginning of the fall semester.
The MAEG is a student group that aims to promote sustainable agriculture on and outside the Macdonald Campus through concrete actions. The MAEG's newest project has been the development of a student-run organic garden on campus. This garden will supply fresh organic produce to Happy Belly.
Arts Club says Fine Arts = Feel fine while doing Art. If you consider it art, then we do too. Join us at Rec Nights to do acrylic painting, watercolours, pastels, silk-screening, beading, henna tattoos, paper maché, sculpting and even body painting! While you cook at Happy belly and jam with the Music club. No membership fees. Suggestions are always welcome.
The MCSS is the overarching Society representing all Macdonald Campus students. To represent the specific interests of specific programmes, other Societies exist on campus.
Furthermore, students can find clubs to join activities that match their interest. If you have an interest in something that is not offered yet by any other club, you can also start up your own organization. Get in touch with the MCSS for more info.