Animal Science at McGill: 50 years and counting

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The Department of Animal Science is saddened to announce the passing of Emeritus Professor Bruce Downey (1939 - 2018). Professor Downey joined the Department in 1974 with specific responsibility for the newly-formed Bovine Embryo Transfer Unit (known today as LARU); he served as Acting Chair in 1985, followed by two five-year terms as Chair of the Department until 1995, and acted as Director of McGill's Bellairs Research Institute in Barbados. He retired in 2004. Bruce his survived by his wife Peggy, three sons and their families. Read more...

McGill's Department of Animal Science is located on the Macdonald Campus of McGill University, in the town of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue on the western tip of the Island of Montreal. The Department offers outstanding opportunities for study at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, resulting in degrees that leave our students in an excellent position to choose their own future. It is ideally situated for our students who wish to put the theory of the classroom into effect in a practical agro-environmental setting. As one of the few remaining departments of Animal Science in North America with a fully-functional farm at its disposal, our students and researchers have the ability to take full advantage of our various animal facilities for teaching and research.

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