The Food Institute of the University of Guelph invites proposals from university faculty, staff and students for special projects intending to elevate the university’s reputation as Canada’s food university, build strategic partnerships with stakeholders, and showcase university food research.
Together we want to transform global food systems and elevate Canada’s place within the global food economy. We will build on the University of Guelph’s world-class strengths in all aspects of food research, education and innovation.
Graduate students positions (MSc thesis or PhD) are available to work on developing genetic selection tools to reduce ketosis in dairy cattle. Students interested in animal breeding and functional genomics are encouraged to apply to:
Working with animals in scientific research is a necessity that many modern researchers cannot ignore. From behavior studies to the creation of animal models, the use of animals can penetrate a broad range of scientific disciplines. The work itself is often pleasurable for both researcher and participant but unfortunately, poses several challenges that can slow down experimental progress. One critical problem, seen in egg-laying hens (laying hens), is their reluctance toward being handled by humans.