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ABSc Prof. receives funding for genomics research

ABSc. Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Livestock Genomics Christine Baes has been awarded funding from The Ontario Regional Priorities Partnership Program (ON-RP3) from Ontario Genomics in partnership with Semex Alliance. Prof. Baes received $499,899 to explore the use of genomics to breed livestock that can better cope with changing climates, especially extremes in temperature and humidity.

Cats’ Faces Hard to Read, Except for ‘Cat Whisperers,’ U of G Research Finds

Cats have a reputation for being hard to read, but new research from the University of Guelph has found that some people are veritable “cat whisperers” who excel at deciphering subtle differences in cats’ faces that reveal mood.

Women and those with veterinary experience were particularly good at recognizing cats’ expressions — even those who reported they didn’t feel a strong attachment to cats, the large study found.

ABSc United Way Lunch Events

The University United Way campaign is well underway and we are ready to begin our ABSc lunch events! 

The University of Guelph 2019 United Way Campaign will help make our community a better place to live by contributing to 53 different agencies and 76 different programs in Guelph Wellington Dufferin. 

Please join us!

In Memory of Bill Szkotnicki

The Ontario Agricultural College and Department of Animal Biosciences extends sincere sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Bill Szkotnicki, who passed away on September, 18 2019. Bill was the Manager of IT and Computing in the Department of Animal Biosciences and his loss will be deeply felt by all those who knew him.

A long-standing professional staff member of the department, Bill first came to the University of Guelph in 1974 after graduating with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.

Recruitment for CCSAW Student Chapter

With a new school year starting, the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare (CCSAW) Student Chapter would like to give you the opportunity to become involved with our organization.

ABSc Dairy Research Funded

This past July at the Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) Annual Meeting in Saskatoon, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an $11.4 million investment in Canadian dairy research. The Dairy Research Cluster 3 (DRC3) builds upon DRC1 and DRC2 that ran from 2010-2018 to stimulate productivity, sustainability, and profitability on farms, and to improve knowledge of the health benefits of milk and dairy products consumption.

International Society for Equitation Science (ISES) 2019-August 12 Blog Post

This week's ISES 2019 blog post is from Jackie Zions and Gayle Ecker who provide an overview of Equine Guelph, a Centre at the University of Guelph that serves the horse industry through education, research, healthcare promotion and industry development.

The full blog post can be found at the following link:

Faculty Position in Meat Science/Muscle Biology

The  Department of Animal Biosciences invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty position (12 months per year) at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Meat Science/Muscle Biology. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Animal Science, Meat Science, Muscle Biology, or a closely related field with a focus on red meat species. Preference will be given to candidates with post-doctoral experience who can demonstrate clear potential for excellence in research and teaching.

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