The Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Alan Ker as the OAC Research Chair in Agricultural Risk and Policy. This new research leadership role is based out of the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (FARE) and is focused on mitigating risk related to production agriculture through policy making.
The OAC Dean's Office is pleased to announce Rebecca Hodges as the new Academic Programs Manager for the College. Rebecca will begin in the role on Thursday, November 1, 2018.
Alumni Affairs and Development and the OAC Dean’s Office is pleased to announce Shannon Fawns as the new development manager for the College. Shannon began in the role on Monday, October 15, 2018.
It is with sympathy that we share the passing of Dr. William Tossell (OAC ’47) on October 10th, 2018. William was a strong agricultural advocate and dedicated employee to the university, where he was Chair of Crop Science and the first Dean of Research. Friends may call at Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, 1 Delhi Street, Guelph on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 1 - 3 and 7 - 9 p.m.
It is with sympathy that we share the passing of Ivan Stinson (OAC ’49) on October 4th, 2018. Ivan was a sincere friend and supporter of the college. A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, October 14th, 2018, at 1:30pm at the Arboretum at the University of Guelph.
Two new faculty joined the Department of Animal Biosciences on September 1: Dr. Michael Steele, Assistant Professor in Animal Physiology, and Dr. Dan Tulpan, Assistant Professor in Computational Biology.
On Saturday, September 29th, 145 people gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the University of Guelph’s Department of Food Science.
Alumni, faculty, staff and friends came together to celebrate the milestone, but the history of the department dates back even farther to 1885, which was when the department’s predecessor, the Department of Dairying, was established.
Natalia, who is on the University of Guelph Varsity Figure Skating team, has been figure skating since she was four years old. The animal science student has always loved animals and dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. She was originally drawn to the University of Guelph by the agricultural programs and the Ontario Veterinary College, but being able to also continue her passion for skating at U of G made it a perfect fit.
We asked U of G experts to share some of their favourite holiday recipes. Check out the below for some tried and true recipes recommended by the experts.
Prof. Andreas Boecker has been named the interim chair of the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics. He began in the role on September 1, 2018.
Boecker assumed interim chair duties following Prof. John Cranfield’s appointment as the associate dean (external relations) for the Ontario Agricultural College.