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WA Ranches has been donated to the University of Calgary’s School of Veterinary Medicine by Wynne Chisholm and her father Jack Anderson.

Philanthropic ranchers make game-changing donation

Having an entire working ranch will take veterinary program to ‘a totally different level’

A donation of a fully working ranch — worth an astounding $44 million — will transform the University of Calgary faculty of veterinary medicine into one of the world’s top centres for animal health and welfare research. “For us, the gift from Jack Anderson and his daughter Wynne Chisholm and the families of this ranch […] Read more

John Simpson, flanked by son Luke and daughter Christie, has donated $2 million to endow a new research chair at the University of Calgary’s faculty of veterinary medicine.

Rancher donates $2 million to take beef industry where it ‘needs to go’

Cochrane producer John Simpson says sector is doing a good job in caring for cattle but can do better

The cattle sector has made big advances in livestock health and wellness, but needs to do more, says a rancher who donated $2 million for a new research chair to make that happen. “This has nothing to do with bad treatment of animals — it has to do with better treatment, better protocol, better records, […] Read more