Church Point (NS), January 5, 2022Université Sainte-Anne offers its heartfelt congratulations to Frederick (Ted) Leighton, adjunct professor in the Department of sciences, who has been appointed to the Order of Canada for his contributions to veterinary medicine as a clinical pathologist and as an internationally renowned scholar specializing in wildlife disease.

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, made the announcement on December 29th.

Professor Emeritus at the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Leighton is an expert in wildlife health, infectious disease ecology, epidemiological surveillance programs, health risk analysis and capacity building in these areas in developing countries. He was the founding director of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative.

In the fall of 2020, he was named a Distinguished Member of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP).

The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest civilian honours. Created in 1967, it recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

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Université Sainte-Anne, the only French language post-secondary institution in Nova Scotia, offers university and college-level courses as well as a French immersion program and customized training in French as a second language. Recognized for its excellent programs as well as its unique and exceptional living environment, Sainte-Anne offers experiential learning opportunities that promote student engagement and success, and an atmosphere which encourages a culture of excellence in research and development. Solidly established in its community, Université Sainte-Anne is a partner of choice for all those who wish to strengthen the vitality of the regions surrounding its 5 campuses as well as all of Acadie throughout Nova Scotia.

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