University of British Columbia

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UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Key Dairy Activities:

1. UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre Open House
2. Summer full-time ad winter part-time jobs, summer research scholarships, volunteer dairy-research opportunities
3. Talks by dairy researchers, visiting scientists, exchange programs with university dairy programs in other countries

Student Statistics:

Dairy Science major: No
Dairy Option: Yes
# Animal Science/Dairy:43
Percent going to vet school: 25%
Percent in ag research: 10%
Percent of dairy grads entering the industry: 5%
Percent going back to home farm: 1%

Dairy Herd Information:

# cows: 275
Breed(s): Holstein
Student labor: Yes
Used for research: Yes

Course Work:

Internship required for graduation: No
Assistance finding jobs or agriculture internships: Yes
Opportunities to work on dairy farms while attending school: Yes
Courses: Animal welfare, animal physiology/anatomy/locomotion/mechanics, sustainable agriculture, animal reproduction, animal nutrition

Travel Opportunities:

Attending national and international dairy related conferences and meetings to present research posters, give talks and conduct surveys. Our undergraduate programs and graduate programs have close ties with agricultural sciences departments in universities in Brazil, Chile, Denmark, England, Germany and elsewhere.

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