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New Academic Programs Manager

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.

New Development Manager

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.

Natalia poses with a donkey.

Meet Natalia, animal science student

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.

U of G experts recommend holiday recipes

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.

Interim FARE department chair named

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.

New administrative assistant

The OAC Dean’s Office is pleased to announce Lucy Schenk as the new Administrative Assistant to the Associate Director of Finance and Operations. Lucy will begin in the role on Monday, October 1, 2018.

As the Administrative Assistant to the Associate Director of Finance and Operations, Lucy will provide administrative support in the Dean’s Office in the areas of award, financial, human resources and operational activities. A key area of responsibility for this role is the coordination of the OAC awards program for diploma, undergraduate and graduate students.

68 donors raise $150,000 in honour of prof

68 donors stepped forward over the last year to rapidly raise $150,000 in honour of a colleague, mentor and friend.

The new Kees de Lange Scholarship in Swine Nutrition honours the beloved professor, Kees de Lange, who passed away on August 1, 2016. The graduate scholarship will be presented annually to a student focused on swine nutrition.

“It is a fitting tribute to Kees,” says Prof. Jim Squires, chair of the Department of Animal Biosciences. “Mentoring the next generation of swine researchers was an important focus for Kees.”

2018 OAC Faculty & Staff Awards Presented

On September 13th, at the OAC Welcome Back BBQ, four faculty members were presented with the 2018 OAC Alumni Association and OAC Alumni Foundation faculty awards. In addition, the inaugural staff awards were presented.

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