Position/Title: Adjunct Professor
Phone: (519) 271-6280
Office: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs - Stratford Field Office
Laura grew up in Ontario and completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph with a major in Animal Biology. She then continued her studies at the University of Saskatchewan in conjunction with the Prairie Swine Centre, focusing on swine nutrition. Laura completed her Master’s program in 2008, which focused on determining the nutrient profile of a novel feed ingredient and its effects on pig performance and carcass composition. In 2013, Laura completed her Ph.D. on improving sow performance and piglet health through dietary inclusion of omega-3 fatty acids. After completing her graduate training, Laura worked as a Research Associate in Nutrition at the Prairie Swine Centre, where her program focused on improving piglet health through nutrition, and determining strategies to mitigate the post-weaning growth lag. In 2015 Laura returned to Ontario to work as a Provincial Swine Specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Laura became an Adjunct Professor in August 2017.