Dion was replaced as Dean by Dr. Blackwood, former Chair of the Macdonald Microbiology Department. This, in addition to the enthusiastic proposal for the development of new programs within the Agriculture Faculty, generated a new surge of optimism among staff during the summer of This enthusiasm was shattered by the surprise public announcement by the McGill Task Force September 15th, to move the Faculty to the Montreal Campus.
In particular, the proposal failed to address any concrete details as to how the Faculty might survive in the new urban environment. Lawyers were engaged and confirmed that no such deed existed. This presented the McGill Board of Governors with a problem because they had planned to sell the Macdonald lands to provide funds for the construction of a new building for Agriculture on the Montreal Campus among other things.
David Stewart then helped to broker a solution to the problem by offering to provide a major portion of the funding for a new building for the Faculty of Agriculture and the School of Food Science to be built on the Macdonald Campus. Roger Buckland had spoken to me of a position opening at Macdonald College and encouraged me to apply. The idyllic setting and pleasant harmony of the buildings, grounds and the lakeshore had impressed me. When I interviewed for the position of Chair of the Department in the winter of , I informed Dean Blackwood that if I accepted the position, I would support my colleagues in Animal Science in opposing a move to the Montreal Campus.
He agreed that this was to be expected and would be appropriate. In , on a visit to my office, another VicePrincipal of McGill University, asked me why I had accepted the position as Chair of the Department in light of the impending administrative decision to relocate the Faculty to the Montreal Campus.
My answer: I was convinced that it was completely impractical and that it would never happen. Murray McEwan - was launched to raise additional funding for the new building, its furnishings and equipment. Graduates, undergraduates, staff and friends of the College contributed generously, and the target was reached with a major contribution by the Macdonald-Stewart Foundation Previously, Departmental offices and laboratories were divided between the Raymond and Poultry Buildings, and despite many start-up problems, the move to new facilities was an exciting experience for future department developments.
These faculty changes are individually described in the following pages. Buckland, P. Touchburn, B. Downey, E. Chavez, J. Hayes, and A. Ng would remain in the department until their retirement, which was also the case for the other two faculty J.
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Moxley, E. Donefer who were part of the department from its origin. Gibbs resigned in September, , to accept a position at the University of Maine. Professor P. Hamilton was named Acting Chair. Hawes, and became Director of the Poultry Unit. Later Dr. Harper, a PhD graduate of Cornell, joined the Department as Dairy Nutritionist and his short-term appointment ended in Hartsock, a specialist in swine nutrition from Pennsylvania State University, joined the Department in , replacing J.
Baker, resigned in late to pursue work in the private embryo transfer industry in the U. He left in for a position in the Alberta Department of Agriculture. Martin resigned in December, to take a position at Iowa State University.
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Laarveld, a dairy nutritionist from the University of Saskatchewan was appointed in to the position vacated by Dr. Harper, and resigned in for a position at the University of Saskatchewan. Hartsock, resigned to take a position at the University of Maryland. Touchburn, resigned as Department Chair, retaining his academic position in the department.
He was replaced by R. Buckland, a Department member. Kennedy, resigned to take a position at the University of California, Davis and later joined the Faculty at the University of Guelph. Other changes in the late s C.
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Macfarland joined the department as a Demonstrator in Sept. Since E. Delorme - during the project period. Harold Gibbs resigned from the Department in , Dr.
As well, Dr. Len Martin from the Animal Pathology Lab on the Macdonald Campus was given permission by the Canada Department of Agriculture to carry out some teaching and to provide veterinary services to the Macdonald Farm on a part-time basis. The loss of Professor Gibbs forced suspension of the department program in animal pathology. The urgent need for a veterinarian became apparent when Dr. Len Martin resigned in late Moreover, the establishment of the Embryo Transfer Unit - Dr.
In late , Dr. Paul Martin, University of Illinois, was hired to bolster the veterinary expertise at the Macdonald Embryo Unit and he was also cross appointed in the department. After two years in the Department, he left for a research position at Iowa State University. The traditional four courses in Animal Production adopted a highly successful new format which included student presentations, seminars, discussions, projects and field trips.
Its goals were: 1. Multiplication of embryos of exotic beef cattle and the transfer of embryos to grade heifers as surrogate mothers; 2. Training of students in embryo transfer techniques; and 3. Conducting research to improve embryo transfer techniques and efficiencies. The administrative team comprised Dr. Baker Director , Dr. Green, Business Management Office of Industrial. Research, McGill.
In addition to course changes, two summers of experience on selected farms in the province were added to the Program, as was practical training on the Macdonald College farm during the academic session. Undergraduate Students: In , student enrolment in the Animal Science Major reached 80, a number increasing at the rate of 5 percent per year.
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The course continued its division into sections with department members presenting each section: nutrition, genetics, reproductive physiology, pathology. This course was a pre-requisite for the four Animal Production courses dairy, beef, swine, and poultry and for the course Animal Nutrition. In the s several courses were introduced which involved Animal Science and other Macdonald staff, which were designated for Macdonald Campus students.
Faculty members involved in this course, and other international-related activities during this period included: R.
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Warkenton Soils and A. MacKenzie Soils. A second course was initiated in , for undergraduate students who had completed the International Agriculture course — a one-week tropical agriculture field trip to Cuba. This visit included airfare paid by student participants , accommodation, and bus trips to different agricultural sites with Cuban agricultural specialists, and was coordinated through the Cuban Ministry of Higher Education.
The course was well received by Macdonald students and the initial four field trips - involved 54 students. Starting in the late s, the initial staff, involved in teaching and research related to international agriculture, were joined by many other internationally-orientated faculty, some of whom completed postgraduate degrees in the Faculty, and many of whom originally came from other countries In the Department of Animal Science, these included E. Chavez Chile , L. Phillip St. Kitts and H.
Raghavan India and C. Madramootoo British Guyana. Forty years from their initial introduction, programs and courses, related to international development have been greatly expanded as part of the Macdonald curriculum. It hosts the annual international Conference on Global Food Security. Moxley, Dr. Hamilton Dr. MacRae Mr. Mainville Mr. Brian Kennedy was hired as Research Scientist on this Program. The expansion of the program required an increase of Field Supervisors from 25 to 35 that year as participation increased rapidly. Enhanced sale of breeding stock; Greatly improved performance records for sire evaluation at the A.
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Centre in St. Moxley was on Sabbatic leave, traveling in Europe, and Dr. That year, the field staff also increased from 35 to 44 members. In Professor Kennedy traveled in Europe, presenting research papers.