This summer position involves setting up and running poultry nutrition research trials as described in the research protocol. Specific duties will include feeding and weighing chickens, equipment operation, computer record keeping, research data collection, general maintenance of facility and other duties as required.
The position is for 35 hours per week at a rate to be determined based on experience. This position is funded by a government program so the following eligibility requirements MUST be met:
The Provost has created new “Graduate Excellence Entrance Scholarships” (GEESs) which are one time awards for entering Masters and PhD students. These awards are intended to enhance recruitment and draw excellent students in, and can be held with other awards (with the exception of the Tri-Council scholarship). Applicants must have greater than an 85% entering average, domestic (Canadian or PR), and registering fulltime. Coursework students ARE eligible.
Animal Bioscience has been given two MSc awards and one PhD awards to allocate.
Dr. Alexandra Harlander is looking for an enthusiastic undergraduate student to work for at least 16 weeks (35 hours per week) on her project “PHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS UNDERLYING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOUR IN DOMESTIC BIRDS”.
The details of the project are as follows:
This project aims at investigating the role of central serotonergic activity in the development of oral-repetitive behaviour (feather pecking) in laying hens and analysing possible effects of this system on impulsivity or the lack of behavioural control.
The Dairy Research and Innovation Centre is a new state‐of‐the‐art world‐class dairy research facility just opened in September 2015. This facility replaced the Elora Dairy Research Centre which has served the University of Guelph dairy research community for the past 45 years. Don’t miss this opportunity to be among the first students to work in this impressive facility.