An Indian-origin veterinary medical expert has been appointed as the dean of University of Calgary’s faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Canada.
Baljit Singh will take over the position of dean on September 1, provost and vice-president (academic) of the university Dru Marshall said in a statement.
Singh is a highly accomplished researcher, educator and administrator in the field of Veterinary Medicine, with specific expertise in lung biology and anatomy, she said.
Singh has done his bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry and master of Veterinary Science from Punjab Agricultural University. He completed his PhD from the University of Guelph in Ontario and postdoctoral training at Texas A and M University and Columbia University, New York.
“I am deeply honoured to be selected as the dean of the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. I am excited that the faculty has outstanding opportunities to lead in veterinary medical education and knowledge-creation to solve complex animal and human problems at the local, national and international level,” Singh said in a statement issued by the university.