Student Societies

Student Societies

MCSS represents several different major programs with their respective sub-societies including AESUS, BESS, DHNUS, FMT, and FSA. These sub-societies work together with MCSS to organize events and services for their respective majors.

Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Society (AESUS)

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 that represent different positions within the society. 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, and to maintain good communication with the MCSS and other clubs on campus. 

Bioresource Engineering Student Society (BESS)

The Bioresource Engineering Student Society (BESS) is the association that represents undergraduate students enrolled in the Bioresource B.Eng program at McGill University. Our services range from organizing campus-wide events to career planning and information seminars. In addition, we organize dinner outings, networking opportunities and social events for our members. 

The BESS also acts as a link between the students and the engineering community at large, connecting them with other students and the professional associations. It is represented at the Quebec Order of Engineers (OIQ) as well as the Confederation of engineering students in Quebec (QCESO) and Canada (CFES). It also has ties with the downtown Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS), as well as the engineering-related student clubs at Mac like Mutrac and the Mac Robotics Club. 

Dietetics & Human Nutrition Undergraduate Society (DHNUS)

The Dietetics and Human Nutrition Undergraduate Society (DHNUS) represents undergraduate students majoring in Dietetics, Nutrition or the Concurrent Food Science/Nutrition degree at McGill. 

Food Science Association (FSA)

McGill’s Food Science Association is a student-based group representing the McGill Food Science department with the mission of sharing our knowledge and passion for food with our peers, all while promoting our field of study. The FSA organizes a variety of events that allow both undergraduate and graduate Food Science students, who are all automatically enrolled in the FSA, to mingle in a social context. 

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 FSA also encourages students to participate in various career-oriented events such as the CIFST Suppliers Night, hosted by the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology. These events allow students to develop their networking skills and get a sense of the many career possibilities in the food industry. 

Farm Management Technology (FMT)

Farm Management and Technology is a 3 year program. The goal is to promote knowledge in agriculture and a deeper understanding of the environment. Students will gain the tools to build their own enterprise or to continue an already existing farm. This degree covers various aspects of farming such as economics, finance and environmental concerns. Our goal is to equip students with the tools to face a wide variety of tasks involving accounting, machinery and animal husbandry; ultimately allowing them to become resourceful and independent farmers. 

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