Bonnie Mallard - 2017 Governor General’s Innovation Awards Winner
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Bonnie Mallard is a professor of immunogenetics in the Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. Dr. Mallard created the High Immune Response Technology (HIR), which manages livestock health through genetic identification. This sustainable and efficient approach was designed to meet consumer expectations for healthy, non-GMO products while maintaining profitability and addressing global food demands. Dr. Mallard has been published extensively with over 100 full-length articles in referred journals, and has presented hundreds of abstracts and oral presentations at scientific meetings.
On May 23, 2017, Dr. Mallard was one of six winners of the Governor General’s Innovation Awards.
The Governor General’s Innovation Awards inspire Canadians to embrace innovation and to emulate innovative, entrepreneurial risk-takers who have developed new or better ways of creating value and who are having a meaningful impact on our quality of life. For more information, visit https://innovation.gg.ca/.