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Graduate student selected as 2022 DCRC Scholar

The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council has named PhD candidate Guilherme Madureira as the 2022 DCRC Scholar. The award recognizes "an outstanding graduate student studying dairy, animal or veterinary science, microbiology or a related program, with an area of interest that includes dairy cattle reproduction and fertility".

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VOTE NOW on the ABSc Creative Expression of Research Competition

Are YOU ready to learn about all the exciting RESEARCH grad students do in our Department AND appreciate all the CREATIVITY  of Animal Biosciences graduate students!? Well then, you're in luck!! 

It's VOTING TIME for our Creative Expression of Research Competition!!

Profs featured on research and innovation podcast

Profs. Elijah Kiarie, Kate Shovellor and Tina Widowski were featured on the "Getting Research into Practice (GRIP)" podcast from the Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC).

Graduate student places 2nd at ANCC Competition

Bruna Mion, a PhD candidate working with Dr. Eduardo Ribiero, was runner-up at the ANCC 2022 Graduate Student Competition held May 10-12 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. In the 3-minute thesis style competition, Bruna presented her work on the relationship between trace mineral source and dairy cow performance. 

Dr. Jennifer Ellis featured in Dairy Global

Dr. Jennifer Ellis, an Assistant Professor in Animal Systems Modelling, was recently featured in the digital magazine Dairy Global. Ellis discussed her team's innovative approach to the development of modelling strategies that when implemented, will hopefully contribute to precision feeding strategies and lead to improvements in cow performance.

Dr. Nienke van Stavveren UFAW 2022

Dr. Nienke van Staaveren Receives Early Career Award

Dr. Nienke van Staavern has been selected by the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) panel as the joint winner of the UFAW Early Career Animal Welfare Research of the Year award for her work on improving the lives of livestock animals. van Staavern came to ABSc after completing her PhD in Ireland and currently works as a Sr. Research Associate and Project Manager with the CGIL (Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock) and CCSAW (Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare).

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