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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.
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.
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
• Dr. Branson Ritchie (U. of Georgia College of Veterinary Med.) - $1,000
• World Parrot Trust - $300