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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.

Jay stands at a podium presenting the journal.

Prof leads the way in international collaboration for applied research

Prof. Jay Subramanian, Department of Plant Agriculture, recently returned from Trinidad and Tobago for the release of the first open access issue of Tropical Agriculture. This special issue was launched by the Canadian High Commissioner in Trinidad and Tobago, Carla Hogan Rufelds, and features graduate student thesis work from around the world.

Our Sympathies: T.K. (Sandy) Warley

It is with sadness we share the passing of T.K. (Sandy) Warley on September 10, 2018. Sandy was a dear friend of the University of Guelph and the Ontario Agricultural College.

He came to the University in 1970 to take up the role of chair of the Department of Agricultural Economics and later became the director of the School of Agricultural Economics and Extension Education. Upon his retirement in 1991, Sandy continued to support the University through 21 active years of service on the OAC Alumni Association and University of Guelph Alumni Association.

Associate Director, Finance and Operations Announced

The OAC Dean’s Office is pleased to announce Tina Goebel as the new Associate Director of Finance and Operations. Tina will begin in the role on September 24, 2018.

"We are so pleased that Tina will join OAC in this vital leadership position,” shares Rene Van Acker, Dean of OAC. “She has the right experience, the depth of knowledge and the collegial nature to excel in this key role and help the college to realize its strategic priorities."

U of G Gets Four Prestigious Vanier, Banting Awards

Three University of Guelph PhD candidates and one post-doctoral researcher will receive the Government of Canada’s most prestigious scholarships, worth $50,000 to $70,000 a year.

Kaytlin Constantin, Jennifer MacNicol and Morgan Stykel were announced today as recipients of Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships. The awards recognize leading Canadian and international doctoral students for academic excellence and research potential. Named after former Governor General Georges Vanier, the awards provide $50,000 per year for up to three years

Head shot of Leith beside head shot of Dave.

Two New Rural Planning and Development Profs

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) is pleased to welcome Leith Deacon and Dave Guyadeen as new assistant professors in rural planning and development. They both began their roles on August 15th. 

Deacon and Guyadeen will teach the theory and practice of planning through the development of knowledge, skills and values in variety of contexts, and will provide leadership and guidance for graduate students.

Dean's Office Welcomes New Administrative Officer

The OAC Dean’s Office is pleased to announce Sara Stephens as the new Administrative Officer. Sara will begin in the role on September 17, 2018.

As the Administrative Officer, Sara will provide administrative support to the dean, academic management, project management and office coordination for the OAC Dean’s Office. She will manage the college tenure, promotion and biennial faculty assessment processes, will organize and implement special projects for the Dean, and maintain the Dean’s calendar.

Residence Move-In: Aug 31-Sept 2

Fall semester is nearly upon us, and U of G is gearing up for the move-in of more than 4,000 new undergraduate students to residences across campus. Residence move-ins will take place over three days, from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.

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