News and Announcements
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.”
It is with sympathy that we share the passing of Larry Milligan on May 22, 2020. Dr. Milligan was a long-standing member of the University of Guelph community with roles as the Dean of Research, Vice-President (Research) and as a faculty member in the Department of Animal Biosciences (formerly the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences).
Dr. Milligan's obituary can be found at the following link: http://www.wallcustance.com/notices2.aspx?notice=22550
The Fish Site recently highlighted a talk given by Prof. Dominque Bureau at Alltech's One Virtual Conference. In his talk “On the money: optimising performance and profit with dynamic nutritional modelling, Prof. Bureau, who runs the Fish Nutrition Research Laboratory here in Animal Biosciences, discussed the benefits of incorporating nutritional modelling into nutritional aquaculture research.
The full story can be found here.