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Dr. Baljit Singh FCAHS, BVSc&AH, PhD Vice-President Research

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Biography

Dr. Baljit Singh is a highly accomplished researcher, educator and administrator in the field of veterinary medicine, with specific expertise in lung biology and anatomy. He began his role as Vice-President Research at the University of Saskatchewan in 2021, after serving as Dean of the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (2016 – 2020), and as Associate Dean of Research at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan (2010 – 2016). He also was a Special Advisor (Experiential Learning) to the Provost (2010-2012) at the University of Saskatchewan. Recently, he served on a seven member Advisory Panel on the Canadian Federal Research Support System.

Dr. Singh’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (BVSc and AH) and Master of Veterinary Science (MVSc) from Punjab Agricultural University in Punjab; a PhD from the University of Guelph; post-doctoral training at Texas A&M University and Columbia University, New York; and he completed licensing requirements set by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) for foreign veterinary graduates.

Dr. Singh’s research has focused on cell and molecular biology of lung inflammation. He is the author or co-author of more than 135 peer-reviewed journal articles and books including the Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy (5th edition; Elsevier), and has supervised the research training of more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students.

Dr. Singh has received the 3M National Teaching Fellowship (2009), the Alan Blizzard National Award for Collaboration in University Teaching and Learning (2010), the University of Saskatchewan Master Teacher Award (2008), and the Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teacher Award (2003). He has also received the Outstanding Veterinary Anatomist Award from the American Association of Veterinary Anatomists (2015), as well as the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence (2002). He was named a fellow of the American Association of Anatomists (2013) and a fellow of Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2018).