2016 Symposium | Ontario Agricultural College

2016 Symposium

On November 19th, 2016 the University of Guelph hosted local and national equine professionals for open panel discussions, plenary speakers and workshops. The event highlighted commonalities within all equine sectors and opportunities to advance and improve the industry as a whole. A summary document of the breakout session discussions is available for download here (PDF).

The 2016 symposium moderator was Akaash Maharaj, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption and former Chief Executive Officer of Equine Canada. Panel guests included: Dwayne Job, President of System Fencing, Stalks & Equipment; James Martin, Executive Vice President, Racing at Woodbine Entertainment Group; Michael King, Equine Insurance Specialist, Intercity Insurance Services Inc.; Wayne Burwash, President of Canadian Quarter Horse Association; and Sarah Mayo, Educational Development Specialist. The symposium was closed with a special evening session with Ian Millar, ten-time Canadian National Champion and Olympian, presented by Purina.

Bachelor of Bio-resource Management - Equine Management students are significantly involved in running this event as part of their program.