UCalgary announces launch of $2M Chair in cattle health

April 17, 2018

The University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has announced the launch of the Simpson Ranch Chair in Beef Health and Wellness. The Simpson family reportedly donated $2M toward the establishment of the Chair, which will prioritize research on antimicrobial resistance, disease control, reproduction, lameness, and beef quality and safety. “To have a partnership with veterinarians who can speak for the industry in a completely unbiased, completely science-based research-based approach is a huge benefit to the industry,” said donor Christie Simpson. Edouard Timsit, who will sit as the inaugural Chair, added that the partnership will also incorporate community outreach to train cattle producers. UCalgary