At the 2019 Graduate Awards Celebration held in December 2019 at the University of Guelph, PIC’s Chair, Ed Verkley and PIC’s Executive Director, Ashley Honsberger were honoured to award this years recipient of the Deborah Whale Scholarship to Valerie Monckton.

From L to R: Ashley Honsberger, Valerie Monckton and Ed Verkley












Deborah Whale

In recognition of the significant contribution and leadership provided to the poultry industry by Deborah Whale during her term as Chair of the Poultry Industry Council (PIC), PIC provides an annual scholarship of $1,000 to students who are currently registered in a M.Sc. or Ph.D. program at the Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph.

Selection will be based on research potential (M.Sc. student) or demonstrated research aptitude (Ph.D. student), academic standing and intended benefits and outcomes of the planned research to the poultry industry. Apply to the OAC Awards Office by August 15 with C.V. and include a one-page summary of a research project demonstrating the relevance of the research and its potential impact on the poultry industry along with two letters of reference, one of which must be from the applicant’s advisor.

Students currently registered in any M.Sc. or Ph.D. program in OAC with a minimum of 75% average in the last two years of undergraduate or graduate studies and who are pursuing research in the poultry area are eligible to apply.

For more information or to apply, visit the University of Guelph’s website.