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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.

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New Food Chemistry Professor

The Department of Food Science is pleased to welcome Dr. Paul Spagnuolo as an associate professor in food chemistry. Paul joined the department on August 15, 2016.

In this position, Spagnuolo will continue developing his internationally recognized research program in the application of nutraceuticals as therapeutics, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in food chemistry, and support the needs of the Ontario food industry.

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Meet Simon, Food Science Student

Food science wasn’t initially the plan for Simon Bissonnette, now a third year student at the University of Guelph. However, after touring the Guelph campus and learning about the Bachelor of Science – Food Science program, his plans immediately changed. Outside of the classroom, Simon enjoys partaking in all things food, from attending hot chocolate fundraisers to making milkshakes for the annual College Royal Open House.

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New Cereal Science Researcher

The Department of Food Science is pleased to welcome Dr. Iris Joye as an assistant professor in cereal science and technology. Joye joined the department on August 2, 2016.

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Meet Claire, PhD Student

Claire Zhang is a self-proclaimed “foodie", which led her to complete a M.Sc. in Human Health and Nutritional Science at the University of Guelph, followed by a PhD in Food Science. Now in the third year of her PhD, Claire has found a family of “foodies”, who all share the same passion for food and food research, in the Department of Food Science. Claire’s current research focuses on improving consumption of healthy fruits and vegetables among the general public.

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.

New Food Processing Professor Joins Department of Food Science

In January, Michael Rogers joined the Department of Food Science as an associate professor. Rogers is an alumnus of the University of Guelph, attaining both his MSc and PhD in the department. Prior to returning to the University of Guelph, he held faculty positions at Rutgers University and the University of Saskatchewan and as the Center Director for the Gastrointestinal Physiology Center at New Jersey’s Institute of Food, Nutrition & Health.  

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