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Dr. Baljit Singh Selected as Vice-President of USask, Canada

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia
Dr Baljit Singh
Dr Baljit Singh

Dr. Baljit Singh, alumnus and member, Board of Management, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana has been selected for the important position as Vice-President (Research) University of Saskatchewan (USask), Canada. He will join USask on February 01, 2021. Presently, he is working as Dean faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Calgary, Canada.

Dr. Baljit is a highly accomplished researcher, educator and administrator in veterinary medicine with expertise on cell and molecular biology of lung inflammation.

He did his Bachelors of Veterinary Science and Masters in Veterinary Science from PAU in 1989, before the university’s College of Veterinary Science was elevated to the status of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU). He did his Ph.D from University of Guelph in Ontario and Post-doctorate training at Texas A & M University and Columbia University, New York (USA).

He had received many international awards such as the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, Canada (2009) the highest teaching honour in Canada, Provost’s prize for innovative practice of teaching and learning, University of Saskatchewan (2008), Carl J Norden distinguished Teacher Award (2003). He is known for CREATE (collaborative research and training experience) 'One Health' research programme for integrated training in infectious diseases control, food safety and public policy in which GADVASU was one of collaborating partner. To further strengthen his collaboration with GADVASU, Ludhiana Dr. Singh organised visits and initiated research training programs for veterinary clinicians. 

Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor, GADVASU feeling elated said that an alumnus of College of Veterinary Science Dr Baljit's elevation as Vice-President (Research) USask is a matter of Pride for both the Universities PAU and GADVASU. He said that GADVASU is doing work on three major collaborative projects with Dr. Baljit and hoped that as doyen of research at USask, Dr. Baljit will develop more mutual research and teaching collaborations. A series of international workshops have been planned and executed with University of Calgary to enhance teaching capability of GADVASU faculty. Dr. Baljit was the brain behind the organization of regular teaching courses at GADVASU on One Health theme to address issues of emerging Zoonotic diseases, Anti-Microbial resistance and disease modelling. We will strengthen our student, teacher exchange programme with more vigour. He said that Dr. Baljit is a pillar of light and symbol of motivation for young class of researchers and leading veterinarians. 

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