Dear Members and Partners,
The 2020-2021 CSAS Executive Committee assumed office after the CSAS Virtual Annual General Meeting at the 2020 ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Virtual Annual Meeting and Trade Show. I am very honoured to serve as the President of our society for this year.
On behalf of all the executive, I thank you for the opportunity to serve our society in the coming year. We are excited to uphold the long-standing roles and commitments of our society, but looking forward to build an even more dynamic and modern society.
I like to welcome our new executive committee members, Dr. Younes Miar (Awards Committee Chair), Dr. Carl Julien (Eastern Director), Dr. Obioha (Obi) Durunna (Western Director), and Oscar Lopez Campos (Vice-President). I look forward to working together with these new members and the rest of the committee to serve our society. In addition, we have two new student ambassadors: Ryley Vanderhout (Eastern Student Ambassador) and Rachel Carey (Western Student Ambassador), who will assist the executive with disseminating information, organizing events, and day-to-day tasks. With this tremendous group of people and with your support and participation in society discussions and events, our society will continue to thrive and prosper.
Our society will continue to edit the Canadian Journal of Animal Science (CJAS), which is published by Canadian Science Publishing. We are very grateful to our Editor in Chief Dr. Filippo Miglior and our Consultant Editor in Chief Dr. Kees Plazier for their extraordinary commitment to ensure timely, interesting and high-value content in our journal, which is published four times a year (March, June, September, and December). We invite all members to submit relevant, high-quality work for publication in our own CJAS.
We will continue to work to further foster collaboration with sister organizations like the American Society of Animal Science, the American Dairy Science Association, the Canadian Meat Science Association, the European Association for Animal Production, the British Society of Animal Science and the World Association for Animal Production to keep our members and our society at the forefront of innovation and knowledge in animal science.
We will continue working on further increase our membership, financial standing and relevance to our students, industry partners, scientific community and our broader Canadian society. To achieve these goals, your full participation and support as members and partners will be greatly appreciated. We will maintain our communication with you through CSAS matters, Animal Frontiers magazine, the World Association of Animal Production newsletter and via our webpage and Linked in.
Our membership and financial standing remain healthy thanks to our partners and sponsors [Beef Cattle Research Council, Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement, Canadian Pork Council, Canadian Science Publishing, Chicken Farmers of Canada, Dairy Farmers of Canada, Masterfeeds (an Alltech company), Semex Alliance, Swine Innovation Pork, and Trouw Nutrition (a Nutreco company)], your membership dues, and meeting registrations. The dedication and hard work of last year’s Executive Committee led by Dr. Christine Baes is acknowledged and fully appreciated.
I look forward to working with all of you over the next year to increase our membership and advance our society.
Dr. Flavio S. Schenkel
CSAS President, 2020-2021
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