Since he was a young boy growing up in small-town Nova Scotia, Canada, Robin Hilchie found animals interesting and wanted to pursue a career working with them.
As he continued with his undergraduate program at Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture, with a double major in Animal Science and Aquaculture, animal nutritional research caught his interest. Robin has specific expertise in fish and poultry nutritional research and for his undergraduate honor’s project, investigated the intestinal microbiome of Atlantic Canada’s blue shark.
Robin is well-versed in multiple aspects of agriculture, including work with dairy cattle and testing soil to determine its health and nutrient composition.
Mr. Hilchie’s current MSc research investigates the nutritional aspects of animal health to encourage growth and combat disease in poultry. He hopes to apply the skills he is gaining in his Master’s program to contribute to animal nutrition research in poultry and other species. Robin is an active member of Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture’s Cultiv8 program and believes in converting research knowledge into a serviceable, tangible product that is accessible to everyone.