Claire Zhang is a self-proclaimed “foodie", which led her to complete a M.Sc. in Human Health and Nutritional Science at the University of Guelph, followed by a PhD in Food Science. Now in the third year of her PhD, Claire has found a family of “foodies”, who all share the same passion for food and food research, in the Department of Food Science. Claire’s current research focuses on improving consumption of healthy fruits and vegetables among the general public.
For Alex Waffle, the practice of landscape architecture is about more than just functionality. By enrolling in the MLA program he has been able to combine art and science on practical and theoretical levels to design spaces and the experiences these spaces offer. Alex’s current MLA research investigates the potential of growing specialty and ethnic foods locally in the hot microclimates of Toronto.
Prof. Jon Warland has been appointed as the new director of the School of Environmental Sciences (SES).
“It is an honour to have the chance to help SES move forward,” shares Warland. “We are surrounded by transition, and this is an exciting time to work with the school, and the rest of the college, to continue our reputation for excellence. Many opportunities are before us, and it is a pleasure to engage with all of the amazing work going on throughout SES.”
Growing up in the tomato capital of Canada, Travis Goron was always surrounded by agriculture. Naturally interested in science, he completed an undergraduate degree in molecular biology and genetics at the University of Guelph. Now he’s coupling his agricultural roots and passion for science by completing a PhD in Plant Agriculture.
On Saturday, November 10th, speakers from all over Canada came together at the RAWF to compete in the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture (CYSA) competition, including many students from the OAC. The speaking competition, in its 31st year, encourages youth from age 11-24 to speak up and speak out for agriculture.
Coming from a family of University of Guelph graduates, Marnie McKechnie was always encouraged to follow suit. Now in her third year of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture - Animal Science program, she loves the campus, classes and city as much as her family did before her.
The Department of Animal Biosciences is pleased to announce two new faculty appointments. Drs. Eduardo Ribeiro and Katharine Wood will join the department in January 2016 and April 2016, respectively. Ribeiro joins as an assistant professor in mammalian reproductive physiology and Wood joins the department as an assistant professor in beef cattle nutrition.
Last week, four faculty members were presented with 2015 OAC Alumni Association and OAC Alumni Foundation faculty awards.
Caleb Niemeyer has always been interested in agriculture. Coming to Guelph to pursue a degree in agricultural sciences was the obvious choice for Caleb, who has continued to develop his passion for agriculture and his scientific skills. Caleb is now entering his third year of the program, majoring in Crop, Horticulture and Turgrass Sciences (CHAT).
Laura Stortz is a passionate individual with a wide variety of interests. Coming to Guelph and the OAC has presented Laura with many opportunities to pursue her interests and become involved with causes she is passionate about.