Animal Biosciences (M.Sc.)

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The M.Sc. degree in the Department of Animal Biosciences focuses on animals of significance in food production, with four main areas of research:

  • Animal Breeding and Genetics (quantitative or molecular)
  • Animal Nutrition (monogastric or ruminant)
  • Animal Physiology (environmental and reproductive)
  • Animal Behaviour and Welfare

The program is designed to give students the skills and knowledge to assume leadership roles within the animal industry or prepare for doctoral studies. More details on this program are available through the department's website.

Potential Faculty Advisors

Two ways to complete your degree:

  • M.Sc. by coursework and major paper. This option is a one-year program for advanced training in specialized aspects of the animal sciences.
  • M.Sc. by thesis. This option is a two-year program designed for students interested in advanced research and potentially heading for an academic path.

How to Apply

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Meet Lola, animal biosciences student

"My research focuses on determining the anti-inflammatory effects of a nutraceutical in horses with induced sub-clinical articular inflammation." Read Lola's full Q&A here.

Meet the Profs

Say hello to the professors of the Department of Animal Biosciences in these 60 second snapshot videos. More faculty videos can be found here.

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Prof. Niel Karrow
Animal Physiology, Molecular Biology
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Prof. Angela Canovas
Animal Genetics and Genomics
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Prof. Wendy Pearson
Horse Physiology

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Contact Us

Jake Harwood
Graduate Program Assistant
519-824-4120, Ext. 56215