News and Announcements

Profs. share expertise on the Ontario Aquaculture and Science tour

Prof. Rich Moccia and new ABSc Assistant Prof. David Huyben were invited to participate in a 3 day meeting which included the Ontario Indigenous Aquaculture and Science tour.  The event brought together farmers, federal and provincial government representatives and the two UG scientists to discus opportunities and science gaps needed to support the development of the indigenous fish farming sector in Ontario.  The trip focussed on rainbow trout and whitefish culture, two important species to indigenous people's in the province.


Prof. Receives Early Career Award

Dr. Angela Canovas is the recipient of the American Society of Animal Science
Early Career Achievement Award, presented to her during the 2020 ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS
Virtual Annual Meeting and Trade Show. 

Prof. Receives Teaching Award

Prof. Alexandra Harlander has won the Poultry Science Association Early Achievement Award for Teaching. The biennial award recognizes the achievements of PSA members in the early stages of their career in poultry-related teaching.


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Michael Steele Receives the ADSA Foundation Scholar Award in Dairy Production

Congratulations to Prof. Michael Steele who has been named the recipient of the 2020 American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Foundation Scholar Award in Dairy Production. The award recognizes a young scholar from the Production Division and their potential in research and educational leadership, and to identify critical issues affecting the future of the dairy industry.

The full press release can be found here.

New Meat Science Prof

The Department of Animal Biosciences is pleased to welcome Prof. Marcio Duarte as a new assistant professor in meat science and muscle biology. He begins in the role in January 2021.

“We are very happy to welcome Marcio to the department,” shares Prof. Jim Squares, department chair. “His experience in the molecular and cellular aspects of meat production, combined with his understanding of practical applications for industry, are a perfect fit for our department.”

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