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Dr. Basil Ikede Award in Diagnostic Veterinary Sciences
Maximum Amount: $500.00
Faculty: MVetScience
Grad Studies at UPEI
Occasion: Research Awards
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 Collegeat 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 asprofessor of pathology at the AVC, retiring in 2007. He received his DVM degree from the Ahmadu BelloUniversity, 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 forover 20 years and was Professor and Head of Department there (1979-1987) before coming to the AVC-UPEI. AsDepartment Chair at the AVC (2000-2006), Dr. Ikede initiated the Master of Veterinary Science (MVSc) graduateprogram which has now been embraced by other departments in the College. Joy, a fiction writer an d formerly aClassics teacher, holds a Master's degree in Classics from the University of Ibadan and is currently theInternational Student Advisor at the University of Prince Edward Island.
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