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New profs to focus on plant breeding, animal health

January 1, 2021 — 

Two new academic members joined the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences recently. Click on the links below to learn more about them.

Curt McCartneyCurt McCartney joined the Department of Plant Science as Associate Professor in Plant Breeding and Genetics on November 1.  He completed his graduate studies at the University of Manitoba, and then worked at the University of Saskatchewan and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.  Curt described his research and teaching areas, and his pursuit of improved wheat varieties that will benefit Prairie farmers.

Meagan KingMeagan King joined the Department of Animal Science as Assistant Professor in Animal Physiology and Welfare on January 1.  She completed her graduate studies at the University of Guelph, and then worked as a post-doctoral research fellow and sessional instructor in the Department of Animal Biosciences there.  Meagan shared her research and teaching areas, and how her mentors inspired her to combine her interests in research, animal science, and animal welfare.

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