DVM (Toronto), PhD (McGill)
bruce [dot] downey [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Bruce R. Downey)
After 30 years in the Department of Animal Science at McGill University, I retired officially on October 31st, 2004 although I was hired back to continue as Director (part-time) of Bellairs Research Institute in Barbados. This pleasant (for the most part) experience continued into early 2008 when I became fully retired. This means that I no longer have to teach, maintain a research program, train graduate students and contribute to university community activities as all good professors are expected to do. However, I now have more time to do other things. I will act on the advisory committees of other professors’ students as long as my knowledge and experience are of value, and I am available to work on any special projects (both locally and internationally) to which I can make a positive contribution.
Although my formal training has been in veterinary medicine and, more specifically, animal reproduction, I believe that I have strengths in administration, writing, teaching program development and research design and policy. Moreover, my experience in developing countries has given me an enhanced understanding and broadened outlook on a host of global issues.
An abbreviated curriculum vitae is available.