Two OAC Profs Named Research Leadership Chairs

Posted on Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Profs. Tina Widowski and Claudia Wagner-Riddle have been named Research Leadership Chairs (RLC) by the University.

“The RLC program promotes and sustains the groundbreaking research happening at the University of Guelph. These outstanding researchers have remarkable records of excellence in their respective disciplines, and we are proud that they make University of Guelph the home for their research and delighted to recognize all of the work that they have done and continue to do,” said Dr. Malcolm Campbell, vice-president (research).

“RLC recipients embody the University’s diverse research programs, and their creativity, innovation and global impacts deserve to be celebrated.”

U of G launched the RLC program in 2017 to recognize mid- to late-career researchers who have made significant contributions to their field. Nominees have received national and international recognition and are nominated by their respective colleges.

Dr. Tina Widowski, Department of Animal Biosciences, is an internationally recognized animal welfare scientist who has made significant contributions to the development of farm animal care guidelines including the Canadian codes of practice for swine and poultry producers.

Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle's, School of Environmental Sciences, research on greenhouse gases and the carbon footprint of food production has informed actions by the agricultural sector and governments in addressing climate change.

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