News and Announcements

Bowl for Kid's Sake Success!

The Bowl for Kid's Sake-Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who stepped up to the plate to donate and participate so enthusiastically for a great cause. In total, our teams the Alley Cats (Grad Students) and Animal Crackers (Faculty/Staff) raised $1600 towards BBBS of Guelph mentoring programs for children.

With a split of the 2 games it looks like we are headed for a rubber match soon!!  

Professor James France Granted Emeritus Status

We are pleased to announce that retired Department of Animal Biosciences faculty member Dr. James France has been granted the title of University Professor Emeritus by the Senate of the University of Guelph.

Dr. Ian Duncan to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Department of Animal Biosciences Professor Emeritus Ian Duncan has been named the recipient of the 2019 Frederic A. McGrand Lifetime Achievement Award from Humane Canada.  Humane Canada brings together SPCAs and humane societies from across the country.

March Journal Articles from Animal Biosciences

The Department of Animal Biosciences conducts outstanding research in the areas of nutrition, nutrition modelling, physiology, molecular biology, biotechnology, welfare and behavior, breeding, genetics and meat science. The following is a list of journal articles published from members of the Department of Animal Biosciences in the month of March-have a read!

Success at Dairy Challenge in Georgia!

Congratulations to UofG's Dairy Challenge team that competed in Tifton, Georgia this past weekend. Our team did us proud and came home with a second place finish! Congratulations to team members Julie French, Lauren Westerlaken, David Westerveld, and Jenna Wight, pictured here with coaches, Dr. Trevor DeVries and Matt Groen.

New animal systems modelling researcher

The Department of Animal Biosciences is pleased to welcome Jennifer Ellis as an assistant professor in animal systems modelling. Ellis began in her role on April 1, 2019.

In this role, Ellis will establish a research program on the integration of multiple sources of data related to nutrition, physiology, genetics and behaviour of animals in mathematical models for the purpose of improving performance, product quality, animal health and welfare, and/or the natural environment.

Midian Nascimento Dos Santos Awarded the First Aviagen Poultry Genetics Scholarship

Midian Nascimento Dos Santos, a Ph.D candidate under the supervision of Dr. Stephanie Torrey, has been awarded the 2018 Aviagen Poultry Genetics Scholarship, Aviagen's first scholarship in cooperation with the Canadian Poultry Research Council (CPRC). Midian's research is focused on evaluating the use of broiler chickens with slower growing genotypes as a means to improve animal welfare and facilitate sustainable poultry production.

February Journal Articles from Animal Biosciences

The Department of Animal Biosciences conducts outstanding research in the areas of nutrition, nutrition modelling, physiology, molecular biology, biotechnology, welfare and behavior, breeding, genetics and meat science. The following is a list of journal articles published from members of the Department of Animal Biosciences in the month of February-have a read!

 

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