2014 Symposium Award Winners


1st prize DVSc poster, Shannon Westgarth, Clinical Studies
1st prize MSc poster, Ritesh Briah, Biomedical Sciences
2nd prize MSc poster Wesley Rose, Biomedical Sciences
3rd prize MSc poster, Beryl Chung, Biomedical Sciences
1st prize PhD poster, Lauren Dawson, Population Medicine
2nd prized PhD poster, Faisal Alibhai, Biomedical Sciences


1st prize MSc oral, Diane Gibbard, Biomedical Sciences
1st prize DVSc oral, Shawn Mackenzie, Clinical Studies
1st prize PhD oral, Sarah Lepage, Biomedical Sciences
2nd prized PhD oral, Neda Barjesteh, Pathobiology

Symposium Details

Research achievements of current graduate students will be showcased at the annual Graduate Student Research Symposium.

Date: November 12th, 2014
Location:  OVC Lifetime Learning Centre
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Poster Session) 12:30 PM - 3:26 PM (Oral Presentations)
Rooms: 1707 (Poster Session) 1713 & 1715 (Oral Presentations)
The 2014 Schofield Memorial Lecture caps off the day with OVC alumnus, Dr. Corrie Brown, Professor of Veterinary Pathology with the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Brown's talk, entitled Lessons and Lesions from Around the World, will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1714 of the OVC Lifetime Learning Centre.

Prior to joining the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Brown was with the U.S. Department of Agriculture at Plum Island, where, as Head of the Pathology Section, she specialized in the diagnosis and pathogenesis of transboundary animal diseases. Brown has worked internationally in building animal health infrastructure and diagnostics for more than 25 years. She has conducted workshops on basic field necropsy and diagnostic techniques in 30 countries. She is happiest when working on animal health issues with veterinarians in a developing country setting.

reception and award presentation follows at 4:30 p.m. in room 1707 LLC.

The Schofield lecture commemorates Francis Schofield, a renowned veterinary pathologist who taught at the college from 1921 to 1955. Internationally respected for his work in animal diseases, he is also revered in Korea for calling attention to the nation's plight during its occupation by Japan and for his teaching and missionary work in Korea following his retirement from OVC.

Thank you to the OVC Graduate Student Research Symposium Organizing Committee

Shayan Sharif, Office of the Dean
Elizabeth Lowenger, Office of the Dean
Barb Gaudette, Office of the Dean
Courtney Schott, Pathobiology
Neda Barjestah, Pathobiology
Kayla Price, Pathobiology
Nicole Weidner, Clinical Studies
Lauren Wallar, Population Medicine
Jennifer Giffin, Biomedical Sciences
Shannon Westgarth, Clinical Studies
Stephanie Hughes, Population Medicine
Faisal Alibhai, Biomedical Sciences