CGIL Seminar: "Genetic Improvement and the Animal Pedigree Act"

Date and Time


Microsoft Teams


David Trus, Animal Registration Officer for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, will present a virtual CGIL Seminar on Friday, November 6th. The seminar will begin at 1:30 PM via Microsoft Teams.


Speaker Biography:

David became involved in the animal welfare file with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in 1998 and has coordinated AAFC’s approach to animal welfare since 2002. He sits as an ex officio member of the NFACC Board and Executive, representing the federal Agriculture and Agri-Food portfolio (AAFC/CFIA). In addition, David has administered the Animal Pedigree Act since 1996 and he advises on animal biotechnology issues for AAFC and interdepartmentally. Prior to the privatization of genetic improvement and evaluation programs, David served as the Swine Improvement Standards Officer with Agriculture Canada from 1991 to 1995. David was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. He attended the University of Guelph where he received his B.Sc. (Agr) (Animal Science) in 1983 and M.Sc. (Animal Breeding) in 1986. Prior to his career with AAFC David was a researcher at the University of Guelph Department of Animal and Poultry Science and he worked in Rome from 1989 to 1990 for the Italian Breeders Association.


The Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock welcomes all interested University of Guelph staff, faculty, students, as well as industry and academic collaborators to attend our CGIL Seminars, which are held on Friday afternoons throughout the Fall and Winter semesters. The meetings will be held virtually for the semester via Microsoft Teams, and presentation recordings may also be available after the seminar for those unable to attend. Please let us know if you would like more information on connecting to Microsoft Teams.  


Have a great week!


Erin Massender and Kerry Houlahan

CGIL Seminar Coordinators,
Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock, 
Department of Animal Biosciences
University of Guelph

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