Achievements in graduate studies rewarded at AVC’s 2016 GS&R Days

Friday, May 27, 2016
Dr. Dorothee Bienzle presents MSc student Louise Roux with the Dr. Douglass W. Ehresmann Memorial Award at AVC GS&R Days. Looking on is Dr. Larry Hammell, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, at AVC.

The Atlantic Veterinary College’s 2016 Graduate Studies and Research Days (GS&R Days) concluded on Friday, May 13, with the presentation of awards to participating graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

During the two-day event, 20 graduate students and six post-doctoral fellows presented their research findings in areas ranging from terrestrial and aquatic animal health to environmental health and biomedical sciences.

On Friday, Dr. J Trenton McClure, professor of large animal medicine at AVC, was awarded the 2016 Zoetis Research Excellence Award and gave a presentation about his research. On Thursday, May 12, Dr. Dorothee Bienzle, an internationally recognized professor of pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, gave the annual R.G. Thomson Lecture, an endowed lecture honouring AVC’s founding dean, Dr. Reginald Thomson.

The following is a list of award winners:

2016 Governor General’s Award: Maria Forzan, PhD graduate, Pathology and Microbiology (awarded at UPEI Convocation, May 7)

2016 OGS Award of Distinction: Sarah McConnachie, PhD graduate, Pathology and Microbiology (awarded at UPEI’s 2016 senior class luncheon, May 6)

2015 G. Murray and Hazel Hagerman Scholarships: Michel Arsenault, PhD student, Biomedical Sciences (awarded at AVC Fall Recognition and Awards Night, October 2015)

Zoetis Graduate Student Award: Nora Biermann, PhD student, Health Management

Dr. Ian Dohoo Award: Niorn Ratanapob, PhD Student, Health Management

John and Carol MacLeod Award for Research Communication Excellence: Kami Harris, PhD Student, Pathology and Microbiology

The George and Margaret Peake Scholarships: Christopher Hagen, Post-Graduate Diploma student, Companion Animals, and Jonathan Lichtenberger, MSc student, Companion Animals

The Dr. E. Errol Hancock Scholarship: Shauna Richards, PhD Student, Health Management

Dr. Douglass W. Ehresmann Memorial Award: Louise Roux, MSc student, Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Ray Long Travel Award: Louise Roux, MSc Student, Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Basil Ikede Award in Diagnostic Veterinary Sciences: Laura Ross, MVSc student, Pathology and Microbiology

Best Paper Presentations in each session: Session One: Louise Roux, MSc Student, Biomedical Sciences; Session Two: Alyssa Grunwald, PhD student, Biomedical Sciences; Session Three: Jordan Poley, PhD student, Pathology and Microbiology

Best Overall MSc/MVSc Graduate Student Presentation: Denise Happ, MSc student, Biomedical Sciences

Best Overall PhD Graduate Student Presentation: Kami Harris, PhD student, Pathology and Microbiology

Best Overall Postdoctoral Presentation: Laura Braden, Pathology and Microbiology

Congratulations, everyone!

Anna MacDonald
AVC External Relations Officer
Atlantic Veterinary College
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