News and Announcements

3MT Winner Claire Mindus Featured in U of G News

PhD Candidate Claire Mindus was featured in U of G News on her success at the recent Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Claire won top prize as well as the Community Choice award in the College-wide compeition this past spring. With the win, she will be moving on to the provincial rounds later this summer with a chance to go to the 2021 National 3MT Showcase in November.

Sincere Condolences to Indigenous Communities

The Department of Animal Biosciences offers our deepest sympathies to the Indigenous Peoples and communities during this sad and difficult time. As we observe National Indegneous History Month, the horrific discovery of 751 unmarked graves of Indigenous children on the grounds of former residential schools, in addition to the remains of 215 children found in May, are tragic reminders of the truths of Canada's past.

Congratulations Class of 2021!

The Department of Animal Biosciences would like to congratulate the Class of 2021 which includes our newest Animal Science, Animal Biology and Equine Management graduates! The past year has certainly been a challenging one and you should all be extremely proud of your accomplishements. Wishing you all the best as you start your next adventures.

Claire Mindus Wins U of G 3MT Competition

Congratulations to Claire Mindus (Animal Biosciences and Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare) on being named the winner of the 2021 3MT® U of G Competition! Claire was also the recipient of the Community Choice Award at this year's event. She will now go on to represent Guelph in a provincial showcase this summer. 

Dr. Trevor DeVries Recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Dairy Research

Dr. Trevor DeVries, a Professor in ABSc and Canada Research Chair in Dairy Cattle Welfare and Behavior, was announced as the recipient of the 2021 Nutrition Professionals Inc. Applied Dairy Nutrition Award to be handed out at the  ADSA (American Dairy Science Association) Annual Meeting this July. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in research, teaching and extension in the dairy industry.

Department EDI Survey Closing May 28th!

Just a quick reminder that the EDI Survey will be closing this Friday, May 28th (please check your email for links and access codes). If you haven't completed it yet we are hoping you can find a few minutes (~10 minutes) to complete the survey as it will provide the EDI committee with valuable insights moving forward. For more information about the committee and survey, please see the information below from a previous ABSc News post.

OAC Undergraduate Awards Deadline Extended

The OAC undergraduate awards deadline has been extended to Monday May 31st 11:59pm. A full list of the available awards can be found here.
 
The Application Form for Fall 2021 can be found at: uoguel.ph/OACFallAwardsUG and applicants will be notified through email of awards decisions by the end of September. No supplemental documents are required.
 

Graduate Student Receives Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) Scholarship

Brandon Van Soest, a PhD candidate working with Dr. Trevor DeVries, has been awarded the Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) doctoral scholarship. Valued at $105,000 over 3 years, the scholarship will support Von Soest while he is carrying out research into the nutritional management of robot-milked cows. More information about Brandon and his research can be found on page 41 of the May 2021 issue of Milk Producer

 

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