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New Meat Scientist

The Department of Food Science is pleased to welcome Prof Ben Bohrer as an assistant professor in meat science. Bohrer joined the department on September 20, 2016.

New Dairy Scientist at Ridgetown Campus

The Department of Animal Biosciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Abigail Carpenter, Assistant Professor in applied dairy nutrition management. Dr. Carpenter starts on August 2, 2016 and will be located at the Ridgetown Campus.

Two New Profs for Animal Biosciences

The Department of Animal Biosciences is pleased to announce two new faculty appointments. Drs. Eduardo Ribeiro and Katharine Wood will join the department in January 2016 and April 2016, respectively. Ribeiro joins as an assistant professor in mammalian reproductive physiology and Wood joins the department as an assistant professor in beef cattle nutrition.

Talk it Out: Improving Agriculture Through Communication

Around the world, many countries face ongoing challenges related to agriculture, food and rural development. Recent examples include the earthquakes in Nepal and the avian influenza outbreaks in North America and West Africa. Dr. Helen Hambly Odame, from the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, is a member of the recently formed Communication for Rural Development and Social Change Global Research Initiative (GRI), which strives to prevent agricultural crises such as these through improved communication processes.

Environmental Sciences Welcomes New Prof

The School of Environmental Sciences (SES) is pleased to announce Dr. James Longstaffe has been appointed to a tenure track position effective June 15, 2015. He will join the School as an assistant professor.

New Food Safety Professor Joins OAC

The Department of Food Science is pleased to welcome Dr. Jeffrey M. Farber as its newest faculty member. Farber joined the department on June 1, 2015. He comes to the University of Guelph from Health Canada where he was the Director of the Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Food Directorate, in the Health Products and Food Branch.

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