Canadian Parrot Symposium

Canadian Parrot Symposium



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Our Contributions

Graduate Award in Avian Studies

The success of the Canadian Parrot Symposium (CPS) has made it possible to give something back to aviculture. To this end, Blackburn and Mattacchione, directors of the CPS, established the Graduate Award in Avian Studies at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. Each year surplus revenue and the money raised from an auction held at the symposium are added to the endowment. The principal remains intact, with the award(s) made from the interest earned. Our contribution to this endowment is now $34,500.

The University would be pleased to receive any donation. What a wonderful way to remember a favorite companion bird! By donating to this very special award you help us to help our feathered friends as well as helping Canadian veterinary students who are committed to this special area of studies.

To donate:

1) Make cheque payable to the University of Guelph.

2) Indicate cheque is for the Graduate Award in Avian Studies.

3) Send to: OVC Development Officer, University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Ontario  N1G 2W1  Canada

Students demonstrating an interest in and pursuing studies dealing with companion birds, their welfare, and the human/companion bird relationship are eligible.

Previous Scholarship Winners

2000 OVC Graduate Award in Avian Studies

Dr. Mads Bertelsen - $1,600

1999 OVC Graduate Award in Avian Studies

Dr. Douglas Whiteside

1998 OVC Graduate Award in Avian Studies

Dr. Andrew Sparling

1997 OVC Graduate Award in Avian Studies

Dr. Saverio Schembri

1996 OVC Award

Dr. Catherine Soos worked in South America during the summer of 1995 and 1996, studying macaws in the wild. She is now at the Small Animal Clinic, University of Guelph.

Additional Contributions

Additionally, the Canadian Parrot Symposium has donated the following amounts to the following individuals and organizations:

 Dr. Michael Taylor (Ontario Veterinary College) - $3,000

 Parrot Association of Canada (PAC) - $350

 Avicultural Advancement Council of Canada (AACC) - $1,300

 Dr. Branson Ritchie (U. of Georgia College of Veterinary Med.) - $1,000

 World Parrot Trust - $300

 RARE Center for Tropical Conservation - $300


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