The Ontario Association of Swine Veterinarians (OASV) is accepting applications for the
2023 OASV-Maxwell Legacy Swine Scholarship
Donor: This grant is made possible by generous contributions from Bill Maxwell whom has had a
longstanding dedication to the Ontario & Canadian hog industries.
Award: One to two awards valued between $2500-$5000 ($CAD) may be awarded. Conditional upon
confirmation of funding each award term and upon the identification of a suitable applicant or
This award will be presented at the annual 2023 OASV Fall Conference. The successful applicant is
expected to attend the meeting on Sat Nov 4th 2023 (Benmiller Inn) from 9am to 1pm (ET) and will receive
complementary registration (the awardee may attend the whole conference on Friday and Saturday
however accommodation is not provided).
Eligibility: Applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to apply and be a:
2023 or 2024 graduate from the Ontario Veterinary College, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
(DVM) program, University of Guelph
Currently registered, full-time graduate student at the University of Guelph
Applicants must provide: mailing address, e-mail address, citizenship, degree program, graduation year,
and their University of Guelph student number.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications will be reviewed by a sub-committee established by the OASV Executive.
If a successful applicant(s) is/are identified they will be notified before Fri Oct 22th, 2023
Terms and Conditions:
1. Based on written application in the form of an expression-of-interest, maximum 1000 words.
Applicant to provide details under the following headings:
o Current Swine Interests: Please describe and summarize your recent experiences and
special interests in swine health and production. Graduate students please briefly
describe your current research as it relates to swine health and production.
o Professional Vision: Please describe your outlook on swine health and production for
the short and long term. Elaborate on areas of concern within our industry and how you
hope to focus your skills and interests to achieve better outcomes in these areas.
o Graduation Plan: Please explain your immediate plans following graduation and early
career goals (DVM graduates). If unknown, please describe your ideal career path upon
2. One letter of reference from an individual who has worked directly with the applicant in the
area of swine health and who can speak to the applicant’s interest in the Ontario swine industry
and swine health.
Due Date: Applications and reference letters are being accepted until Friday October 6th, 2023, at
Submit application: To be submitted to Jim Fairles with subject line: OASV-Maxwell Scholarship
Application “APPLICANT NAME”
Letter of reference: To be submitted to Jim Fairles with subject line: OASV-Maxwell Scholarship
Reference Letter “APPLICANT NAME”
Direct applications, letter of reference, and any questions by email to:
Dr. Jim Fairles
University of Guelph
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