UCalgary celebrates transfer of 19,000-acre ranch, plans to create "living laboratory" 

December 6, 2018

The University of Calgary has officially received WA Ranches at the University of Calgary, a 19,000-acre living laboratory and classroom, from JC Anderson and Wynne Chisholme. “One goal for our activities is to carry out research to improve management practices for ranchers,” explained Ed Pajor, the inaugural director of the ranch, “and we want to develop academic programming for our DVM students so we graduate better veterinarians in the long run, with more hands-on experience in cow-calf and beef cattle care.” In addition to the learning opportunities for students, UCVM Associate Dean of Research Hermann Schaetzl added that the ranch will provide substantial research opportunities for UCalgary faculty from several disciplines. UCalgary  (AB)