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Weed Science Society Of Pakistan

DR. Ozair Chaudhry has been awarded honorary membership


Dr. Chaudhry has MS and PhD from Kansas State University Manhattan, U.S.A and is an Educator & Research Scientist. He has spent almost 20 years in agricul­tural research, Training & Development and, 14 years in teaching in Pakistan and in Canada. He has 55 publications, reviews/analyses, professional reports, lessons, book chapters and scientific abstracts published until 2011. One book chapter in 2011 selected by the North American Herbicide Resistance Committee and posted on WSSA/USA home page. www.weedscience.org. As Research Scientist, he planned, executed and monitored research experiments in field crops with special emphasis on weed control and pesticides related issues. His research focus was on absorption, translocation, metabolism and residue effect of herbicides in plants, soil and the environment. While on training and development sector, he coordinated with team leaders in specialized disciplines to develop demand oriented training modules for national and international clientele. He has completed professional consulta­ncies for local and inter­national agencies. He organized int’l conference (1996) on, Post Harvest Technology for Vegetables in collaboration with MINFAL-PARC-APO Japan. As OIA Director, he organized 2010 Conference and AGM in Niagara, Ontario on “Nourishing our Neighbors While Feeding Billions”. He has been associated with the writing team of the nation's supreme document on agriculture, "Report of National Commission on Agricul­ture".  He is co-author of Research Master Plan PARC 1988-2000. Ozair lead agricultural training institution of National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) and was deputed for a short term as Program Manager, in Agha Khan Rural Support Program in the Northern Areas of Pakistan where he strengthened community based organizational adult training institute, HRDI. Since 1993, he has worked as program leader Horticulture Research Institute NARC, with an additional responsibility as in-charge of the World Bank project (ARP-II). Later, he continued as Director Training Institute at NARC. In this role, he served as part time /visiting faculty at Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi and taught courses in plant biology. Since 2002, he is teaching Biology and Environmental Science in public sector collegiate institutions in Toronto, Canada, recently in Albert Campbell Collegiate Institute (NS) Con Ed. The City of Pickering appointed him Trustee/Board Director for public libraries (2 terms: March 2005- Dec 31, 2010). He was elected Director of the OIA (Ontario Institute of Agrologists 2 terms: April 4, 2009 to April 4, 2012). He is sitting Member/Advisor, (by law prestigious appointment) on (DEAC) Durham Environmental Advisory Committee of the Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario (2016-18).