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Dr. Basil Ikede Award in Diagnostic Veterinary Sciences
Maximum Amount: $500.00
Faculty: MVetScience
Grad Studies at UPEI
Process: Criterion for selection will be the quality of presentation at the Annual Graduate Studies and Research Days at the AVC.
Scholarship Type: Award
Description: Awarded to an AVC graduate student enrolled in the first or second year of the MVSc program based on the quality of presentation at the annual Graduate Studies and Research Days.
Background: This scholarship was established by Dr. Basil Ikede and his wife Joy Ikede at the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island (AVC-UPEI). Dr. Basil Ikede came with his family to Prince Edward Island, Canada, from Nigeria, West Africa, in 1989 as professor of pathology at the AVC, retiring in 2007. He received his DVM degree from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria in 1967, a Diploma in Diagnostic Pathology from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in 1971, and a PhD in Veterinary Pathology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in1972. He taught veterinary pathology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Ibadan for over 20 years and was Professor and Head of Department there (1979-1987) before coming to the AVC-UPEI. As Department Chair at the AVC (2000-2006), Dr. Ikede initiated the Master of Veterinary Science (MVSc) graduate program which has now been embraced by other departments in the College. Joy, a fiction writer an d formerly a Classics teacher, holds a Master's degree in Classics from the University of Ibadan and is currently the International Student Advisor at the University of Prince Edward Island.
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