About Us

Strategic Priorities

The strategic priorities of the ranch are:

Fostering

Fostering an empowered and connected community of scholarship, research and service.

Expanding and Integrating

Expanding and Integrating our global community through One Health, Indigenous engagement and internationalization.

Strengthening

Strengthening our clinical and diagnostic community.

Enhancing

Enhancing the learning experience of our postgraduate trainees.


Long-Range Development Plan

The Long-Range Development Plan (LRDP) is the result of 2 years of extensive community collaboration. It sets overarching guidelines and parameters to ensure W.A. Ranches develops in a holistic manner, responds to changing needs, and engages the communities UCalgary and UCVM both serve and lead. It provides a framework to support the vision of research, education, and community outreach.


The Team

The operation of the ranch and associated activities is due to the support of the W.A. Ranches community. This includes a group of dedicated staff members:

Dr Ed Pajor

Dr Ed Pajor

Director of W.A. Ranches

Shane Royal

Shane Royal

Senior Director of Ancillary Services

Jonny Bennet

Jonny Bennet

W.A. Ranch Manager


Heidi Bennett

Heidi Bennett

Office and Lease Coordinator

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Barney Press

Barney Press

Ranch Hand, Safety Lead

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Jacob Auclair

Jacob Auclair

Ranch Hand

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Ashley Nicholls

Ashley Nicholls

Ranch Hand, W A Ranches

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Ryan French

Ryan French

Ranch Hand, W A Ranches

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