Volume 13, Number 14  March 24, 2006

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U of T elects chancellor

TORONTO – David Peterson, chairman of the law firm Cassels Brock and Blackwell LLP and former premier of Ontario will become the University of Toronto’s 32nd chancellor on July 1.

Peterson, who has been a member of the University’s Governing Council since 1999, was elected by the College of Electors, a body established in 1971 and comprised of members representing the various alumni associations of the University.  It’s mandate is to elect both alumni governors and the chancellor.

“I am deeply honoured to be able to serve my alma mater in such an important way,” Peterson said in a release.  He earned his law degree from the U of T in 1967 and received an honorary degree in 1994.

Industry supports CDC

Yorkton-based Grain Millers Canada Corp. has recently joined the list of industry players providing financial support to the oat research and development program at the University’s Crop Development Centre (CDC).

Terry Tyson said the long-term success of his company, formerly Popowich Milling Corp., depends on the development of improved milling varieties of oats.  Recent releases like CDC Dancer and CDC Orrin fit well into Grain Millers’ product production system.

According to CDC barley and oat breeder Brian Rossnagel, ongoing feedback from oat processors is critical to future planning of breeding programs.

Funding from Grain Millers will be used mainly to hire students and casual labour in the CDC oat field and quality screening programs.

For more information, contact communications.office@usask.ca

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