The University of Saskatchewan’s College of Agriculture and Bioresources will have a new dean as of August 15, 2020.
Dr. Angela Bedard-Haughn has been appointed to a five-year term, replacing Dr. Mary Buhr, who has served as dean since 2009.
Hailing from a farm near St. Brieux, Sask., Bedard-Haughn is currently the associate dean of research and graduate studies at the college, and the former soil science department head.
“I’m really excited to serve the AgBio community in this new role,” says Bedard-Haughn, in a statement released by the university.
Her research has largely focused on management of wetland soils and predictive soil mapping. She has also taught field courses on soil and landscape classification at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. (She’s also a past guest on RealAg’s Agronomy Geeks podcast!)
Bedard-Haughn received her Bachelor of Science in 1998 and Master of Science in 2001 from USask, and a PhD in 2004 from the University of California, Davis. She joined the USask soil science faculty in 2006.
“The impact of the College of Agriculture and Bioresources to this university, our province, and country as well as the world is incredibly high,” notes Tony Vannelli, USask provost and vice-president academic. “We are delighted that Dr. Bedard-Haughn will be the next dean of the college and continue to maintain the strong momentum that the college has as it pursues new opportunities in the years to come.”