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President's Message

Dear CSAS Members and Visitors,

This is my first message to you as your new president, and as such take this opportunity to thank you for entrusting me and the executive with the responsibility of managing the affairs of our society in the coming year. We consider this duty both as an honour and a privilege, and pledge to serve and to sustain the society for its various roles and values.

Your 2015-2016 CSAS Executive Committee assumed office after the 2015 AGM in Ottawa. The AGM and conference was for several reasons not as well attended as previous meetings due to travel restrictions, but the majority of delegates had positive comments about the conference.

The long-term goal:  At the global and national stage, agriculture, food production and nutrition are topics that often do not get the attention they deserve. Taking the security and safety of food for granted is a risk. Food is, after clean air and water, the most vital component of our physiological needs. The future positive images are clouded when we forget to support a sustainable food production.

Our society needs to foster a scientific hub to strengthen the relationship between applying science and governmental policies for a holistic and sustainable development for our future and the generations to come.

According to U.N. estimates, the world demand for water, food and energy will increase by more than 30 percent for each resource within the next or two decades. In order to address these challenges, the demand for scientific know-how, vision and solutions will increase.

I share the belief that the investment in livestock research and the development of future expertise is an essential component to solve a number of our pressing agricultural problems now and in the future. Our society can be one of the catalysts in the preparation of the next generation of agricultural leaders.

Mid-term management plan: Besides the bigger picture, we need to be aware of the challenges confronting our society, notably: declining membership and travelling restrictions affecting our society’s long-term sustainability. Starting today, we need to explore new initiatives to grow our society forward into a vibrant animal science platform which finds solutions for current limitations.

I look forward to working with you and together contributing to the vibrant growth of our society.

Please mark your calendars for the 2016 CSAS conference which will be held jointly with ASAS in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Respectfully yours,

Dr. Tim Reuter

CSAS President, 2015-2016

Executive

President

Filippo Miglior, PhD
Chief, Research & Strategic Development
Canadian Dairy Network
Adjunct Professor, University of Guelph
660 Speedvale Avenue West, Suite 102
Guelph, Ontario N1K 1E5
T: 519.767.9660, ext 107
F: 519.767.6788
Email: miglior@cdn.ca
Web: http://www.cdn.ca/

President-Elect
(Conference/Website Coordinator)

Michael Steele, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences
University of Alberta
4-10F Agriculture/Forestry Centre
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2P5
T: 780.248.1488
F: 780.492.4265
Email: masteele@ualberta.ca

Vice-President

Elsa Vasseur, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Animal Science
McDonald Campus of McGill University
21111 Lakeshore Road
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada, H9X 3V9
T: 514.398.7790
F: 514.398.7990
Email: elsa.vasseur@mcgill.ca

Secretary/Treasurer
Eveline Ibeagha-Awemu, PhD
Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Dairy and Swine Research and Development Centre
2000 rue College
Sherbrooke, Quebec J1M 0C8
T: 819.780.7249
F: 819.564.5507
Email: eveline.ibeagha-awemu@agr.gc.ca

Eastern Director

Christine Baes, PhD
Department of Animal Biosciences
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1G 2W1
T: 519.824.4120 ext. 53363
Email: cbaes@uoguelph.ca

Western Director

Óscar López Campos, PhD
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Lacombe Research and Development Centre
Lacombe, Alberta, Canada, T4L 1W1
T: 403.782.8195
Email: Oscar.LopezCampos@agr.gc.ca

Membership Committee Chair

Jérôme Lapointe, PhD
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre
200 rue Collège
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, J1M 0C8
T: 819.780.7219
F: 819.564.5507
Email: Jerome.Lapointe@agr.gc.ca

Awards Committee Chair

Ehsan Khafipour, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medical Microbiology and Department of Animal Science
Lead Scientist Gut Microbiome and Large Animal Biosecurity laboratories
University of Manitoba
Room 225 Animal Science Building, 12 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3T 2N2
T: 204.899.4020
F: 204.474.7628
Email: Ehsan.Khafipour@ad.umanitoba.ca


Director-At-Large (Industry Rep)

Clayton Robins
Executive Director
Manitoba 4-H Council
1129 Queens Ave
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, R7A 1L9
T: 204.726.6136
Email: 4hdirector@mymts.net

Past-President

Tim Reuter, PhD
Government of Alberta
Livestock Research Branch
Agriculture Centre
100 - 5401 - 1st Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, T1J 4V6
T: 403.381.5109
F: 403.381.5903
Email: Tim.Reuter@agr.gc.ca

Editor-in-Chief
Canadian Journal of Animal Science

Kees Plaizier, PhD
Department of Animal Science
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
T: 204.474.9500
F: 204.474.7628
Email: kees.plaizier@umanitoba.ca

CSAS Executive Assistant

Anita Drabyk
4 Byng Crescent
Pinawa, Manitoba R0E 1L0
T: 204.205.0297
F: 204.753.2915
Email: drabykra@mymts.net


CSAS Website Coordinator/ASAS Director of Meetings

Justin Bartlett
American Society of Animal Science
PO Box 7410
Champaign, IL 61826
T: 217.668.8350
F: 217.568.6070
Email: justinb@asas.org

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