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Our Sympathies: Keith Hutcheson

It is with sympathy that we share the passing of Keith Hutcheson on July 18, 2022. Keith was a member of the OAC Class of 1950 and was recently inducted into the Order of OAC to honour his philanthropic support of the college. His obituary is available here. 

Our Sympathies: Lillian Iris Chanasyk

Lillian Iris Chanasyk passed away on May 12, 2022 just shy of her 93 birthday. She is the wife of Victor Chanasyk who was the Founding Director of the first School of Landscape of Architecture in Canada at the University of Guelph (now the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development). She self identified as a “homemaker” which is an old fashioned term, but she felt her role was to love and support her husband and his career.

Our Sympathies: James Rude

It is with sympathy that we share the passing of James Rude (PhD ’93) on May 6, 2022. James completed his PhD in agricultural economics in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resouce Economics. His obituary is available here. 

Annet Laan standing in front of a body of water and forest while visiting the west coast.

Q&A with a loans analyst

Annet Laan is a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Commerce, Food and Agriculture Business program. During her undergrad, she completed her co-op work terms with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and was offered a full-time position after graduation where she now works as a loans analyst. We recently chatted with her to learn more about her role and experience at the University of Guelph.

Head shot of Felix Yip.

Q&A with a product development coordinator

Felix Yip graduated from the bachelor of science, food science program in 2019. He now works as a Product Development Coordinator for Maple Lodge Farms based in Brampton, Ontario. We recently chatted with Felix to learn more about his role and University of Guelph experience.

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