In November 2011, the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre received a $250,000 donation from BMO Financial Group in support of its innovative research and education programs designed to benefit dairy producers.
Located in the Fraser Valley at Agassiz, the Centre is renowned for pioneering research that considers sustainable food production along with animal health and welfare. The Centre hosts many international students and researchers, and offers frequent seminars for industry and the public. The gift will help develop the Centre’s new BMO Conference Room.
“We are very grateful for BMO’s investment at our Dairy Education and Research Centre, which is known globally for research that produces evidence-based recommendations for the dairy industry in Canada and around the world,” said UBC President Prof. Stephen Toope.
Added the Centre’s Director, Dr. Jim Thompson, “We are pleased that BMO Financial Group chose to support the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre. BMO’s investment will assist us in our goal to develop and adapt new technologies for the dairy industry across Canada. Our state-of-the-art facility for dairy education and research also has a global outlook – taking the best sustainable practices to dairy producers everywhere.”
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