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Assiniboine announces new school, new dean

Assiniboine announces new school, new dean

Written On: 06 December, 2018
Category: Academic Agriculture
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As part of the continued development and expansion of agriculture programming and research at Assiniboine Community College, the college has separated business and agriculture & environment into two separate schools.

Tim Hore will be welcomed in the new year as Dean, Agriculture & Environment.

“We are delighted to be welcoming Tim to the team in January as we advance our efforts towards program leadership in agriculture and environment, which continues to be a stated priority in our college’s refreshed strategic direction,” said Dr. Deanna Rexe, Vice-President Academic.

Currently, the college enrols approximately 260 students a year in agriculture and environment programs with an additional 850 registrations in ag extension courses.

“Given the continued significance and opportunities that exist for agriculture in the provincial and national economy, Assiniboine continues to push forward with an aggressive agenda for growth,” added Rexe. “We recently developed a new academic plan for growth and expansion as well as adopting an applied research strategy for these related program areas.”

Prior to this recent shift, both the business and the agriculture & environment faculties were joined under a single school for nearly a decade.

“I’m excited to be joining the college and getting to work overseeing Assiniboine’s expansive and growing ag education opportunities across Manitoba,” said Hore. “And what better time to be starting in the role than early in the new year.”

Hore has spent the last 25 years in various leadership positions across the private and the public sectors including 15 years working for two different multinational food companies.

For the past decade, Hore worked for the Manitoba Department of Agriculture. He was CEO of the Food Development Centre in Portage la Prairie, an operating agency of Manitoba Agriculture. Most recently, he was managing the department’s applied production research branch.

Hore holds an Honours B.Sc. Agriculture and a Master in Agriculture from the University of Guelph. His research work was foundational in changing the beef grading system in Canada.

Hore and his wife have three grown children. His oldest daughter is a graduate of the college’s Agribusiness program.