Novus International presented 2 top researcher educators with high honours during the Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada.
Novus Outstanding Scholar Award
Dr Audrey McElroy was named the winner of the Novus Outstanding Scholar Award, which aims to recognise a researcher who has helped develop science-based solutions for the agriculture industry. Dr McElroy is a professor and broiler extension specialist in the Department of Poultry Science at Texas A&M University where she teaches Breeder and Hatchery Management, and a Poultry Science capstone course in professional skills and career readiness. Her current research includes growth performance, gut health and dietary strategies in poultry.
Novus Outstanding Teaching Award
Dr Karen Schwean-Lardner, who received the 2019 Novus Outstanding Teaching Award, teaches undergraduate poultry science and animal behaviour, and graduate advanced animal welfare at the Department of Animal and Poultry Science in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. She also teaches poultry production at Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the faculty in 2014 after completing her doctorate degree in poultry management and welfare. Her focus was studying the impact of light on broiler welfare and production.