Professor Stanley Slinger has a long association with Guelph and the Poultry Industry. He studied Poultry Science, obtaining the BSA degree in 1937 and the MSA in 1941. He worked in the Department of Poultry Husbandry from 1940 to 1964, first as a Research Assistant, but moved rapidly through the academic ranks becoming a Professor. He became Chairman of the Department of Nutrition in 1964 and served in this capacity for two five-year terms. He retired in 1979, and has been Professor Emeritus since then.
Dr Sibbald was born and received his early education in England. On graduation from the University of Leeds with a B.Sc. (Agriculture) in 1953, he emigrated to Canada and attended the University of Alberta where he was awarded M.Sc. (Animal Science) and Ph.D. (Animal Nutrition) degrees in 1955 and 1957, respectively.
Hans Schlütter, born on the 20th January, 1913 in Haldern am Niederrhein, has served prominently in the advancement of the poultry industry. Following his studies in agriculture at Bonn and specialized studies in animal science he became Director of the Teaching and Research Centre for Poultry and Small Animals at Krefeld-Grosshüttenholf. His promotion to Doctor of Agriculture followed in 1953. The title of his thesis was "Methods of Recognizing and Combating Pullorum Bacteria".
Donald McQueen Shaver was born in Cambridge, Ontario, on August 12, 1920. He attended the Galt Primary School and the Galt Collegiate Institute, receiving a diploma from the latter in 1937. Since the early 1930's he has demonstrated his love for chickens. At the age of 15 he bred a pen of layers that was the best at the Canadian National Egg Laying Test, conducted at the Experimental Farms in Ottawa, Ontario.
Christiaan Romijn was born at Domberg, August 7, 1910 and died in De Bilt, January 2, 1988. He received a Doctoral degree in Animal Physiology from the University of Utrecht in 1931 and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics and Physics (Biology) from the same institution in 1935. In 1962 Dr romijn was endowed with the "Van Esveld" medal by the Royal Netherlands Veterinary Association. He received in 1968 the Royal distinction in the Order of the Dutch Lion.