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New Graduate Program Assistant

ABSc would like to welcome our new Graduate Program Assistant Jacob Harwood! Jacob has a degree from UG and has previously worked in administrative roles as Booking Office Assistant in the Athletics department, Accounts Clerk in Open Learning department and Graduate Program Assistant in Computer Science. With his education and experience, along with his strong work ethics and knowledge of the role, and the university’s various policies and procedures, Jacob will be a valuable addition to our team.

Welcome Jacob and we look forward working with you!

Our Sympathies: Dr. Gordon James King

It is with sympathy that we share the passing of Dr. Gordon James King. Dr. King was a faculty member at the University of Guelph from 1968-1998 and appointed University Professor Emeritus upon his retirement. Prior to his arrival at UofG, Dr. King held positions as a public school teacher, private and field veterinarian and technical manager at the Hamilton District Cattle Breeders. Throughout his career, Dr. King made significant contributions to the field of animal reproduction having published over 150 scientific articles and authored multiple books and book chapters.

Current Opportunity: MSc (2 years) Position in Computational Biology (Dairy)

An MSc position (2 years) is available in the laboratory of Dr. Dan Tulpan with a start date of Jan, May or Sept, 2021.

The project will focus on computational/automatic detection and monitoring of antibiotic usage in dairy cattle. We will collaborate with OVC and Lactanet researchers.

Candidates must be interested in learning new computational analytical tools, advanced modeling techniques and learn how to write code to automate tasks.

Prof. Ian Duncan on W5

Prof. Ian Duncan will be making a brief appearance this Saturday on W5 on CTV at 7pm to discuss the issue of animal abuse onl farms in Ontario. 

Prof. Duncan is a pioneer of animal welfare science, and has spent much of his career developing methods of “asking” farm animals what they feel about the conditions in which they are kept and the procedures to which they are subjected; Dr. Duncan has expertise and knowledge of animal welfare in general, and of poultry welfare in particular. 

New ABSc Graduate Coordinator

Prof. Wendy Pearson has been named the new Graduate Coordinator. Prof. Pearson joined ABSc in 2016 as an Assitant Professor and runs a collaborative research program focused on the use of neutraceuticals to treat inflammatory conditions in horses. She also has several years of experience on the Graduate Program Committe and will work closely with outgoing Grad Coordiantor Prof. Niel Karrow until she takes over from him in January 2021.

Thank you to Profs. Karrow and Pearson for their commitment to graduate studies in Animal Biosciences!

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