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Opportunity to share your passion for pigs!

As part of their new Hambassador program, Ontario Pork is looking to fill more than 70 Pig Mobile shifts from August 19 to September 5, at the Canadian National Exhibition – their largest single outreach event of the year.

Animal Biosciences and OMAFRA to hold first Graduate Student Symposium

Animal Biosciences has teamed up with OMAFRA to showcase the diverse research being carried out in the department. The symposium will be held on campus (location TBA) on Friday September 30th with the deadline for abstract submission on August 21. 

For more information on this fantastic event, click here.

TA Positions Available

Graduate students-looking for a part-time job this Fall? The Department of Animal Biosciences has approximately 50 Teaching Assistant positions available. Click here to view the postings and be sure to check the application deadline dates which range from Friday July 15th- Friday July 22nd.



Dr. John Summers - Canadian Poultry Science Network Hall of Fame

In June of 2021, the late Dr. John Summers was inducted into the Canadian Poultry Research Network Hall of Fame. A giant in the poultry nutrition field, Summers was a professor in the Department of Poultry Science which later became Animal and Poultry Science (now Animal Biosciences). His pioneering research continue to have a tremendous impact on the industry today. A special video tribute highlighting the remarkable career of Dr.

Dr. Jennifer Ellis

Prof. Jennifer Ellis earns Early Career Research Award

Associate Professor Dr. Jennifer Elllis has been named one of three recipients of the Early Career Researcher Award by the Livestock Research and Innovation Corporation (LRIC). With financial support from LRIC, Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS), Western Fair Association (WFA), OAC and OVC, the $25,000 award recognizes researchers who take a creative and innovative approach to addressing important issues facing livestock industry.

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