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Organic Waste Collection/Collecte des Matières Organique

Want to know what can or can't be composted? Check out our Poster! / Vous voulez savoir ce qui peut ou ne peut pas être compostés? Consultez notre affiche!

Great showing from Bioresource at QEC

The 2014 Quebec Engineering Competition (QEC-CIQ), themed Energies of Tomorrow, was held this weekend in Saint-Alexis-des-Monts. This is the largest student engineering competition in Quebec, bringing together 13 teams from different universities in the province. The competition puts students in a position to go beyond the classroom and test themselves in real engineering situations, exhibiting their ingenuity, leadership, and communication skills.

FSA Open Meeting

Hello Foodies!

We are having our first Open Meeting of the winter semester this Monday, February 3rd 2014! 

It will take place in the Conference Room MS-084, from 11:30am to 12:30pm.

This time, we'll have more information about IUFoST and we want to gather a contact list of volunteers to keep you updated exclusively on the event! Also we will update you on new events and have a small recap of last semesters events. As always we wil provide refreshements and snakcs.

See you there!

MSEG CSA Basket registration

Dear MSEG members or non-members, or anyone part of our MAC community,

I'd like to remind you that 40 spots are available for the summer 2014 CSA baskets ( july-august, 9 weeks total).

10 out of these spots are a pre-paid card memberships and 30 are normal pre-planned CSA baskets (same price 185$).

Please register at the MCSS counter and if you have any  questions you can ask our 2014 MSEG team at macdonaldstudentgarden@gmail.com for information,  we will be happy to answer!

Wastewater Treatment Plant Field Trip

An important part of the engineering student’s academic experience is to do field trips, to see how things are working, to go beyond the formulas and the models. In this line of thought, the BEA organized a visit to the Vaudreuil Dorion Waste Water Treatment Plant. Our guide showed us the different steps by which the waste water goes before being released into the Saint Lawrence River. We saw the pumps, the filtering process, the four-stage biotreatment, the densification process of the sludges and attempts made by the facility to limit odor in the surrounding areas.

Earthships - Sustainable Residences Lecture

Frédéric Wiper of Earthsips came to MacDonald Campus to spread the word about self-sufficient housing that uses primarily recycled materials in its construction. Students learned the stages of design and construction of an “Earthship” and were encouraged to discuss the feasibility of installing more of these sustainable residences.

Carbon Neutral Antarctica Lecture

On November 11th, Louis-Philippe Dury, a Mechanical Engineering student, gave a talk about his non-profit organization, Carbon Neutral Antarctica. Inspired and passionate about renewable energy, our 21 year old guest lecturer spoke about how we can make Antarctica the world's first carbon neutral continent. Students actively participated in discussions about the feasibility of his idea in Antarctica and possibilities of spreading it to more populated areas.

Oktoberfest

Donning their finest lederhosen, members of the Bioresource Engineering Association, along with handfuls of energetic volunteers, hosted Mac Campus' annual Oktoberfest in everyone’s favorite Biergarten, the Ceilidh. Highlights include a succulent Bavarian Meal, a menacing Stein-Holding Competition, and a merry Bagpipe/Dance Performance.

Roundtable Career Discussions

Come join us for the "Roundtable Career Discussions" in the Ceilidh Pub, Monday January 27!

Food Island Ventures 2!

We are having a little gathering at Cacao 70 this Friday, January 25th. If you haven't had enough sweets then feel welcome to join us at Cacao 70. The event can be found on Facebook via: https://www.facebook.com/events/635194259877660

Please click attending if you are planning on joining us so that we can have an estimate of how many places to reserve. 

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