Alumni News

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How Are You Handling Things? Q&A with Alumna Emma Puckering

*** Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing a series of Q&As featuring OAC community members to showcase how people are coping with our uncertain - but collective - state. We’re hoping these will help connect and support our community (in a small way) during these isolating and challenging times. Look after yourself and those around you. ***

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How Are You Handling Things? Q&A with Alumnus Brian Little

Brian Little (ADA ’67, B.Sc.Agr. ’72, M.Sc. ’78) retired 10 years ago from his role of National Manager, Agricultural and Agricultural Business with RBC. Brian had a 30-year career in agricultural banking and finance and an extensive volunteer resume. He’s dedicated countless hours to serve his alma mater, industry and community. We recently chatted with him on the phone to see how he is doing during these uncertain times. In his typical fashion, he also had some thoughtful advice to share.

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How Are You Handling Things? Q&A with Alumnus Steven Larmer

*** Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing a series of Q&As featuring OAC community members to showcase how people are coping with our uncertain - but collective - state. We’re hoping these will help connect and support our community (in a small way) during these isolating and challenging times. Look after yourself and those around you. ***

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How Are You Handling Things? Q&A with Alumna Alyssa Gingras

Alyssa Gingras is a two-time OAC alumna (BSc. ENVB 2017, MES 2018) and a sales agronomist with Sharpe Farm Supplies. Although her day-to-day work is not significantly affected by the changes brought by COVID-19, she still adjusting to a new routine. We recently connected with her to find out how she’s doing.

Our Sympathies: John Lindley

It is with sympathy that we share the passing of John Lindley, OAC 1953. John was a tremendous supporter of the OAC Student Liaison program as well as the University of Guelph choir.

At John's request there will be no funeral. Our thoughts are with John’s family and loved ones during this time.

More information is available in John's obituary. 

 

Our Sympathies: Bruce MacDonald

It is with sympathy that we share the passing of Bruce MacDonald, B.Sc. (Agr.) '66; PhD '71, on February 18th, 2020. As well as being an alumnus, Bruce was the University of Guelph's convocation bagpiper for many years, helping countless graduates and their families celebrate their achievements.

More information is available in Bruce's obituary. 

Alumni inducted into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame

Three OAC alumni will be inducted into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame: John Curtis, Brian Little and Murray Mills.

The induction will take place on June 14 at Country Heritage Park in Milton, ON.

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Q&A with a precision agronomist

Meagan Griffiths
Precision Agronomist CCA-ON, 4R NMS, FS PARTNERS
B.Sc. (Agr.) Crop, Horticultural and Turfgrass Sciences, 2012; M.Sc. Plant Agriculture, 2014

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Q&A with an Indigenous community planner

Shannon Labelle recently graduated in October 2019 with an M.Sc. in Rural Planning and Development, but she landed her dream job four months before graduation! She recently sat down with us to chat about her role, Indigenous planning and her transition into the workplace.

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Q&A with a food industry expert

Christopher Naese graduated with a B.Sc. Agr. in Dairy Science in ’85. He was one of rare co-op students at the time, but his work experience helped him land a job that set him on a prosperous and exciting career trajectory. Today he’s the Vice President of Business Development for Florida Food Products and took some time to share insights on food industry business trends.   

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