Nominations sought for outstanding researcher

Nominations will be accepted until May 1

Nominations are being sought for the Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation.

The award is presented by the Beef Cattle Research Council to recognize a researcher or scientist whose work has contributed to advancements in the competitiveness and sustainability of the Canadian beef industry.

Nominations are welcome from anyone in the beef industry and will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of beef producers, industry experts, and retired beef-related researchers across Canada.

Nominees must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants actively involved in research of benefit to the Canadian beef industry within the past five years. Benefit must be evident in a strong research program aligned with industry priorities; a demonstrated passion and long-term commitment through leadership, teamwork, and mentorship; involvement in ongoing education and training; and active engagement with industry stakeholders.

The recipient of the inaugural 2015 award was beef cattle nutrition and management expert Dr. John McKinnon.

For more info, visit beefresearch.ca. Nominations will be accepted until May 1 and the award will be presented at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference in August.

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