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Professor Mary Buhr

College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan
Dean and Professor

Dr Buhr completed her PhD in Reproductive Biology from the University of Waterloo in 1982, and worked at Agriculture Canada and the University of Manitoba before joining the Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph in 1988. Buhr served as Associate Dean (Academic) and then Interim Dean before moving to Saskatchewan.

Buhr’s research interest centres on all aspects of sperm physiology and its relationship to fertility to improve fertility of sperm for use in artificial insemination. Research couples practical, industry level trials with fundamental mechanisms of sperm signalling and fertilization. She has published over 75 refereed papers and book chapters with a wide variety of students, scientists and industries and serves on numerous Boards and committees locally, nationally, and internationally.

The College of Agriculture and Bioresources helps address the many issues the province, country and world will face in managing our precious natural resources in the coming decades. The College has over 1200 students, 80 faculty and 400 staff, conducting $30million worth of innovative research annually. Agriculture is one of the University's premiere signature areas, and the College helps plants, animals, food, renewable products, resource management, policies and business to adapt, thrive and produce the intelligent informed leaders who will generate the sustainable and competitive bioeconomy the world and its inhabitants need.