Bruce Rathgeber is an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Science and Aquaculture at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. He received his Bachelor of Science majoring in Poultry Science from the University of Saskatchewan. He went on to work for Shaver Poultry Breeding Farms and then Cuddy Chicks before entering a MSc program in the Poultry Science Department at the University of Arkansas. He returned to the University of Saskatchewan to earn a PhD in Food Science. Bruce became a faculty member in the Department of Plant & Animal Sciences at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in 2000. After six years in this position, he joined Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada as a Government Research Scientist. In 2015 he became a faculty member in the Department of Animal Science and Aquaculture at Dalhousie University in Truro, Nova Scotia. His current research interests include projects that focus on the influence of production practices and bird nutrition on bird performance and product safety and quality, for both meat and egg producing poultry. Bruce has been serving as the Chair of the Department of Animal Science and Aquaculture since September 2021, the president of the Canadian branch of World’s Poultry Science Association since 2017. He has mentored 20 MSc and 2 PhD students; is serving or has served on 44 additional graduate student committees; and has supervised 54 undergraduate special projects. Rathgeber has been an author or co-author on 102 abstracts at scientific meetings, 41 peer-reviewed articles, and 8 trade journal articles. given 15 invited presentations. Bruce enjoys gardening, raising tropical fish and mountain biking and hiking with his family.