Animal Biosciences News
Join me in congratulating 3rd place talk winner from APS, Hillary Dalton, and former APS member, Laura Dawson, now in PopMed, for placing with her poster at the North American International Society for Applied Ethology meeting at Michigan State University, which took place May 30-31, 2014.
APS News June 6th, 2014 By Judy Stryker
Joins us in congratulating Dr. John Walton for his nomination for a Medal of Merit to ba awared at the OAC convocation ceremonies at 4:30 pm on June 12, 2014. The award letter states:
'This nomination was made in recognition of your long-standing commitment to teaching and your strong leadership, particularly in enhancing the University of Guelph’s reputation as a world-leader in dairy education. '
John's history in the department
animal reproduction courses
Join me in congratulating two of our Animal and Poultry Science graduate student members for a great job Wednesday May 14th at the 7th Annual Animal Welfare Research Symposium! It was a great day, full of interesting research projects. CCSAW has increased their technological know-how and even a few conference talks with remote discussions. This year there was an overwhelming response to the call for abstracts. This meeting really does showcase the wide variety of animal welfare research going on at the University of Guelph campuses.
APS is considering changing its name.
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Let’s all congratulate Tania Archbold! She has been nominated by the Guelph YMCA-YWCA for the Women of Distinction award for her work as a La Leche League Canada (LLLC) leader, helping mothers achieve their breastfeeding goals and gain confidence in their parenting abilities. Recipients will be announced at the Women of Distinction Fundraising Gala, on May 1st, 2014.
The Animal and Poultry Science Department would like extend a congratulations to the following faculty members for receiving 2014 funding awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
Grazing behaviour and feeding preferences in pastured dairy cows and heifers
Towards better definition of essential amino cid requirements of fish
Enjoy the mention of the Poultry Clubs efforts at the Arkell Research Station to breed and maintain heritage poultry lines, in a recent article by atGuelph.
From Animal and Poultry Science, Prof. Gregoy Bédécarrats comments on the precarious breeding structure of today's current poultry industry.
On March 14, 2014 Prof. Emeritus Ian Duncan appeared on Marketplace, on CBC News discussing a recent turkey welfare issue. Videos have surfaced of abuse done to birds at an Ottawa turkey breeding facility owned by Hybrid Turkeys.
The videos show improper methods of euthanasia and are quite graphic. Prof. Duncan watches the video on the news and comments saying the birds are not being properly monitored and that the treatment of the animals is not acceptable.
Congratulations to our fellow APS researchers who placed in the late February Lab Olympics event held by Fisher Scientific!
The Squire lab team (above), consisting of me Holly Archer, Matthew Gray, Yanping Lou and Heidi Laderoute, won gold in Pipette Tip Filing and bronze in Guess the Number of Microtubes in the Jar.
The Animal Care Committee is looking for scientists. The committee is suffering from a shortage of scientist as well as community non-animal-users representatives. In order to have a well-rounded committee, representatives from various backgrounds are needed to bring different ethical points of view to the table during deliberations over various animal use protocols.