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Among the new features, the redesigned website allows a greater ease of navigation, either using a computer or mobile devices. It offers in particular a blog interface and a video section, as well as a calendar section where events and training activities are planned.

The Agri-Réseau Web portal is a public service provided by the Centre de référence en agriculture et agroalimentaire du Québec (CRAAQ) in partnership with the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ). The new portal will carry on its mission of disseminating quality content by collecting and promoting the knowledge and expertise of Quebec agricultural and agri-food sectors.

Mitalie is a McGill PhD student in the laboratory of Joann Whalen. She co-founded with Audrey Bolduc, a business student, Groundit, a company providing organic waste management services for coffee shops on the Island of Montreal. Ground coffee residues and organic wastes are composted, therefore reducing the carbon footprint of these coffee shops.

The two budding entrepreneurs are actively seeking funding. They won a prize at the McGill Dobson Cup 2015 and are currently participatin in the ADP Small Business Grant Competition.

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>>> Register to the Journées du Centre SÈVE 2015 !

November 5 and 6, 2015, Hôtel Château-Bromont

Important dates:
Registration to the JCS 2015 and workshops. October 9, 2015
Abstract submission to participate in the competition for best student oral presentation. October 21, 2015