University lab manager joins ABC
(Calgary, AB) April 2, 2013 – Alberta Barley is proud to announce to the hire of Garson Law, the organization’s new research manager.
Law joins the Commission after 16 years at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, where he studied and worked in research capacities including bio-‐preservation, bio-‐refining and medical research. His Master’s degree focused on swine nutrition and metabolism. For the last two years, Law was a lab manager for the U of A’s Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, which focuses on Bioconversion of industrial co-‐products to high-‐value commodities.
“I’m very excited to be joining the dynamic staff at Alberta Barley and look forward to developing a strong and vibrant barley research program,” said Law.
Commission Chairman Matt Sawyer believes Law’s strong science background will help expand the Commission’s research portfolio.
“Law’s knowledge in research methodology and agriculture will definitely be an asset to the Commission, said Matt Sawyer, ABC chairman.
Originally from Toronto, Law has lived in Alberta since 1997, and has relocated to the ABC’s Calgary office.
“We are developing a research plan that includes identifying research from the farm level up,” said Lisa Skierka, ABC general manager. “This is a move in that direction.”
Law’s personal interests include sports and outdoor activities and he has been very active with Scouts Canada for more than 20 years.
As Canada’s only barley commission, Alberta Barley is a not-for-profit organization directed, funded and controlled by the province’s barley farmers. The Commission coordinates and sponsors research, market development, technology transfer and policy development on behalf of its producers.
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