The Canadian Dairy Commission Renews Funding for its Scholarship Program

The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) recently announced it will continue to fund its successful Graduate Scholarship Program. Since the Program was launched in June 2006, more than 40 scholarships have been awarded to masters’ students and over 20 scholarships to Ph.D. students across the country. The CDC has generously given $200,000 to our Faculty in the past five years.

“The decision by the CDC to establish this scholarship program has greatly increased dairy research and graduate education across the country in areas including Agriculture Economics, Animal Science and Food Science,” said Jim Thompson, Director, UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre.

Masters and Ph.D. students whose research contributes to the Canadian dairy industry will be eligible to receive $20,000 per year for up to 2 years or $30,000 per year for up to 3 years, respectively, to help finance their studies. Canadian citizens and permanent residents enrolled in full time graduate programs related to dairy policy, production, or processing are eligible.

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