Schofield Lecture Oct. 12
One of Canada's leading experts on wildlife diseases will deliver the 2006 Schofield Memorial Lecture at the Ontario Veterinary College Oct. 12.
Ted Leighton, a professor of veterinary pathology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and executive director of the Canadian Co-operative Wildlife Health Centre, will discuss "Veterinary Medicine for a World in Crisis" at 2:30 p.m. in Room 1714 of the Lifetime Learning Centre.
Leighton's work focuses on pathology, ecology, epidemiology and surveillance of diseases in wild animals and understanding the environmental and socio-economic issues affecting wildlife conservation, agriculture and public health.
OVC established the Schofield Lecture in 1970 to commemorate Francis Schofield, a renowned veterinary pathologist who taught at the college from 1921 to 1955. Internationally respected for his work in animal diseases, he was also revered in Korea for his missionary work during that country's occupation by Imperial Japan. Following his death in 1970, he was buried in the Seoul National Cemetery.