Join us for Macdonald Homecoming on Saturday October 22nd. We invite alumni from deferred anniversary years (degrees ending in 0s & 5s, 1s & 6s) plus 2s and 7s and all Mac alumni to come to campus to reconnect with classmates and friends.
Schedule of Events Macdonald Campus
|Time and location||Event||Details|
Centennial Centre Foyer
|Registration||Collect your nametag, sign up for the Honour Shield and visit the campus bookstore|
Centennial Centre CC1-163
|Researchers Changing our Lives, Changing our World||Meet four professors from the Faculty who will present their research. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about the environmental impacts of cities, synthetic biology, insect biodiversity and diabetes self-management.|
Anne-Sophie Brazeau Assistant Professor Program Director of Dietetic Education and Practice, School of Human Nutrition
Supporting people through their journey with type 1 diabetes
Mehran Dastmalchi Assistant Professor Plant Science
Sunlight, water and thin air
Jessica Gillung Assistant Professor Director Lyman Entomological Museum Natural Resource Sciences
The Lyman Entomological Museum: discovering the fascinating world of insects
Ben Goldstein Assistant Professor Bioresource Engineering
Bioresources and the city: What’s the connection?
Centennial Centre, Ceilidh
|Macdonald Sneak Peek||Macdonald Sneak Peek will allow you to mingle with students and professors in a more hands-on format to learn about research, innovative programs and student initiatives undertaken in the faculty.|
Centennial Centre Ballroom
|Sir William Macdonald Luncheon||Attend our signature event hosted by Dean Anja Geitmann. The Sir William Macdonald Luncheon celebrates anniversary classes, recognizes our Distinguished Alumni recipients, and provides the perfect setting for classmates to reconnect.|
Lunch: $80/person including wine.
Clinical Nutrition Research Unit
|Tour the Clinical Nutrition Research Unit||Visit the new CNRU a state-of-the-art facility that facilitates high impact research with tangible benefits to human health and wellbeing. Professor Daiva Nielsen, CNRU Director will lead the tour.|
Lyman Entomological Museum & McGill University Herbarium
|Tour of the Lyman Entomological Museum & McGill University Herbarium||Did you know that the insect collection at the Lyman Entomological Museum numbers nearly 4 million specimens, the 2nd largest collection in Canada and one of the largest in North America? Director Jessica Gillung will take you on an interesting tour of the vibrant and dynamic research and training centre in insect biodiversity, ecology, evolution and natural history. The Herbarium is a collection of dried plant specimens comprising of more than 140,000 specimens from the past century. Curator Freida Beauregard will explain the cataloguing of our natural history to understand past and present patterns of plant biodiversity|
|17h30, 18h30||Happy Hour and|
Gathering of the Macdonald Clan BBQ
|Enjoy a relaxed end to the day to continue conversations, meet up with old friends and unwind.|
BBQ: $40/person + cash bar
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 514-396-1046 (in Montreal) or 1-800-567-5175 (toll-free in North America, outside of Montreal) and leave a message for any registration questions or assistance.
Double Tree by Hilton, Pointe Claire
6700 TransCanada Highway
Pointe Claire, QC, H9R 1C2
- $169.00 Single/double occupancy
- $179.00 triple occupancy
- $189.00 quad occupancy
Note: Rate does not include breakfast
Reservation by phone at 514-697-7110
Group code: CDTUMH
Embassy Suites by Hilton Montreal Airport
6300 TransCanada Highway
Pointe Claire, QC, H9R 1B9
- $189.00 Single/double occupancy
- $214.00 triple occupancy
- $239.00 quad occupancy
Note: Rate includes complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and a nightly Evening Reception (5:30pm@7:00pm) with 2 complimentary beverages and snacks).
The Embassy Suites is an all-suite property, either king or 2 queen suites.
Reservation by phone at 514-426-5060 – Group code: CDTSMH
Reservation cut-off date: September 20th, 2022
Please note that the group rate is available prior and post the group dates. If Team members would like to reserve before or after these dates, we would ask them to call the hotel directly and ask for in-house reservations.
For more information or to inquire about connecting with classmates please contact Anna Duff at email@example.com
McGill is located on land that has long served as a site of meeting and exchange among Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg nations. We honour and recognize them as the traditional stewards of this land.
We are proud to announce that our event has been awardedSilverSustainable Event certification by the McGill Sustainable Events program run by the McGill Office of Sustainability.
Nous sommes fiers d’annoncer que notre événement a été certifié comme événement d’Argent par le programme Événements durables McGill du Bureau du développement durable de l’Université McGill.