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Janine Gray

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Janine Gray earned her PhD in Zoology from Rhodes University in South Africa. She is a former senior instructor in the Department of Animal Science and Aquaculture at Dalhousie University in Truro, Nova Scotia.  

While at Dalhousie, she supported the establishment and growth of the Bioveterinary Science program and introduced the African Wildlife Ecology course – a three-week intensive credit course taking place in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, developed in partnership with the Wildlife & Reserve Management Research Group at Rhodes University.  

Janine takes a student-centric approach in the classroom, striving to provide students with the tools and skills they need to succeed in their future careers. That includes ensuring they develop essential soft skills such as working in teams, taking notes, writing reports and other documents, as well as introducing different types of technology and specialized knowledge into their areas of interest. 

In addition to her PhD, she also completed a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Geology, and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Geology at Rhodes University.

Courses taught

  • General Biology 
  • Physical Geography 
  • Introduction to Nutrition 
  • Immunology

Areas of academic interest

  • General biology from the processes to evolution of all organisms
  • Anatomy and physiology of humans and animals
  • Reproduction and growth of humans and animals
  • Digestive system and nutrition in humans and animals
  • Health and disease in humans and animals
  • Spread of disease
  • One health

Areas of specialization

  • Reproduction in mammals, anatomy and physiology


  • Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture honorary Barley Ring recipient, 2021 
  • Dalhousie University, Agricultural Students’ Association Student Appreciation Award, 2018