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Irene Wenger Ph.D., P.Ag.

Manager, Special Projects 403.507.9332


Irene Wenger is Manager, Special Projects with Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI). Irene is primarily responsible for managing the Pan-Canadian Smart Farm Network, and she will also be supporting the College’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Irene obtained her B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Alberta and a M.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan with a focus in both degrees on animal agriculture, specifically swine production and management. She earned her Ph.D. in Public Health Sciences from the (now) School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. Her research focused on the task-specific air contaminant exposures of specialty-area pig barn workers. Before joining Olds College, Irene spent 25+ years managing large, complex, multi-year, multi-institution and multi-stakeholder/funder projects, primarily in Agriculture, with the last 10 years as a Research Project Manager at the University of Alberta.


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