News and Announcements
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.
We are very excited to announce the Summer 2020 Issue of Animal Tracks-A Newsletter from the Department of Animal Biosciences!
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.
MSc Position in SWINE BEHAVIOUR AND PHYSIOLOGY
Subject: Welfare friendly alternative to surgical castration in piglets
It is with sympathy that we share the passing of Dr. Gerald Winston Friars. Dr. Friars was a faculty member at the University of Guelph from 1963-1985 and made significant contributions to the fields of poultry science and quantitative fish genetics.
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.
About Prof. Harlander
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.
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.”