Graduate Students

5 ways for students to participate in the ANCC

  1. Showcase your research in the Graduate Student Competitions.
  2. Network with industry leaders in animal nutrition.
  3. Participate and ask questions during the career panel discussion at the Student Networking Event.
  4. Learn about the latest developments in animal nutrition research.
  5. Apply for the ANAC Scholarship.
Student poster competition

Graduate Student Competition

ANAC is pleased to showcase the research of Canadian graduate students in animal science and nutrition during the ANCC Graduate Student Competition, to be held at the Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada 2023 in Montreal. This competition includes two components: the oral presentation competition and the poster competition.

Oral Presentation Competition

Two abstracts from the submissions will be selected. One focused on ruminant research and the other monogastric. The winners will give an oral presentation during the ruminant and monogastric sessions respectively.

Oral presentation winners will:

  • be invited to give a 15-minute oral presentation at the ANCC (12-minute presentation + 3 minutes for questions). A recording of each presentation will be made available for on-demand viewing by both virtual and in-person participants.
  • receive complimentary registration to the conference and have their travel and accommodations to participate in the ANCC paid for by the conference.
  • have their written abstract (250 words) published in the conference Delegate Book (to be provided by the winners).

Poster Competition

Students chosen to participate in the poster competition will present their poster during the Student Poster Exhibition at ANCC and have their 3-minute video abstract published on the conference website. Competitors’ names and poster titles will be printed in the conference Delegate Book.

Poster Competition Prizes:

  • First prize – $500
  • Second prize – $300
  • Third prize – $200

Application Requirements 

To be considered for the ANCC Graduate Student Competitions, students must:

  • submit an online application by March 3, 2023. The online application includes the following components:
    • Name, contact information and program of study
    • Video abstract
    • Letter of recommendation from your academic department or supervisor (only required if participating in the oral competition)
  • be available to attend the ANCC 2023 from May 9-11 in Montreal, Quebec.

Full details on video abstract guidelines and how to apply for the ANCC Graduate Student Competitions are found in the document below.

For any questions concerning the Graduate Student Competitions, please email Erin Ross at

The ANCC was an excellent conference! As a student, I appreciated the opportunities to network with industry professionals and other students. The poster competition and student networking event provided a welcoming environment to share ideas and learn more about hot topics in the industry.  Overall, I found this conference extremely worthwhile and would strongly recommend all students interested in farm animal health, nutrition and welfare to attend.
Allison Welk
Poster competition winner, 2021

Past ANCC Competition Winners

Student Networking Event

Join ANCC’s in-person Student Networking Event

Representatives from different segments of the Canadian feed industry will discuss their career experiences in a live panel discussion. Afterwards, students will participate in small discussion groups where they will have the opportunity to ask questions to each panelist.

This event provides a unique opportunity to:

  • learn more about the various roles that individuals play within the Canadian feed industry
  • gain valuable insight on career opportunities
  • make key industry contacts
  • meet potential employers

ANAC Scholarship

Are you a graduate student at a Canadian university enrolled in animal science or a related field of study, with a specific interest in animal nutrition? If so, apply for the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada (ANAC) Graduate Scholarship today!

The ANAC Graduate Scholarship is made possible through funding by ANAC member companies. In addition to the $4,000 award, the scholarship recipient will have the opportunity to present their research at the Opening Plenary session of the ANCC.

Applications for the 2023 scholarship are now open! See the ANAC Scholarship webpage, linked below, for more details.

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