Michael Dyck, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
Email
mkdyck@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-0047
Address
3-10A Agriculture/Forestry Centre
9011 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2P5

Overview

About

Degrees

BSc Ag, University of Manitoba

MSc, University of Guelph

PhD, Universite Laval

Job/Research Area 

Reproductive Physiology/Animal Biotechnology




Research

Major Responsibilities/Research Interests 

Dr Dyck's research program is focused on the development and application of molecular techniques and reproductive technologies, in collaboration with the pork production industry, to improve breeding efficiency in swine. He was co-lead on the Pan-Canadian NSERC Strategic Research Network “EmbryoGENE” efforts to address the effects of reproductive technologies and maternal factors on pig production. He is currently leading Genome Canada funded research projects on the genomics of swine health.

 


Teaching

Teaching Awards 

- University of Alberta - Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2019)

- North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) - Educator Award (2018)

- Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences - Faculty Teaching Award (2018)

- Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences – Teacher of the Year Award (2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2021, 2022) 

- Department of. Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Sciences Graduate Student Mentor Award (2011)

Courses

AFNS 576 - Applied Swine Science

Evaluation of swine breeding, feeding, housing management, and disease prevention practices that optimize production efficiency and animal well-being. Laboratories involve analysis of production practices with a view to optimizing efficiency. Not to be taken if credit received for AN SC 476. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.


AN SC 312 - Reproductive Physiology of Domestic Animals

The physiological basis of reproduction, fertility and embryonic development in domestic animals in relation to animal productivity. The study of the physiological mechanisms regulating gonadal function, fertilization, implantation, pregnancy and parturition as well as the physiological basis for sound reproductive management. Prerequisite: AN SC 310.


AN SC 476 - Applied Swine Science

Evaluation of swine breeding, feeding, housing management, and disease prevention practices that optimize production efficiency and animal well-being. Laboratories involve analysis of production practices with a view to optimizing efficiency. Prerequisites: (AN SC 101 or 200), AN SC 260 and AN SC 310.


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