McGill University, Macdonald Campus (Quebec)

McGill University has two campuses: the main campus in downtown Montreal and the Macdonald campus in Ste Anne de Bellevue, at the western tip of Montreal island (about 40 km from the main campus).   Approximately  85 academic staff, 750 undergraduate and 250 graduate students are located on the Macdonald campus, the home of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Macdonald celebrates its centenary in 2006.

The Farm Management and Technology program is also located on this beautiful 600 ha campus bordering Lake Saint-Louis. The program offers a 3-year college-level curriculum to future farmers and agri-business technicians. This curriculum includes courses in all areas of agriculture, with a special emphasis on production and financial management. As is the case for all 3-year college programs in Quebec, students also take a series of core courses in languages, the humanities and physical education. The program instructors make extensive use of the Macdonald Campus Farm with its 230 ha of fields and orchards, and its dairy, swine and poultry facilities. The 200 ha Morgan Arboretum is also situated on campus. The campus is accessible by car, city bus and town train.