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New name for UofG’s Animal and Poultry Science department

October 2, 2015
By Kristy Nudds


October 2, 2015 – The Department of Animal and Poultry Science at the University of Guelph will now be called the Department of Animal Biosciences.

Chair Jim Squires says the change reflects the department’s research and teaching in emerging fields such as genetics, animal welfare and bioproducts.

Rob Gordon, dean of the Ontario Agricultural College, adds: “The new name helps describe the department’s evolution from a livestock husbandry department in the 1870s to the highly dynamic and integrated department it is today.”


President Franco Vaccarino approved the name change and has notified the University Senate. MORE INFORMATION