ILRI joint appointee scientist Natalie Carter and the son of a smallholder pig farmer in Uganda

ILRI joint appointee scientist Natalie Carter and the son of a smallholder pig farmer in Uganda (photo credit: ILRI/Natalie Carter).

We are pleased to congratulate Natalie Carter, a PhD student at the University of Guelph and joint appointee at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), who has been awarded the 2014 Queen’s University Marty Memorial Scholarship.

She beat 30 highly competitive candidates to win the scholarship that was awarded in recognition of her exemplary research on gender and global development.

In 2013, Carter joined an ILRI-led project on smallholder pig value chains development in Uganda. Her research is focused on appropriate feed options for smallholder pig farmers in Uganda, many of whom are women.

“I am really excited about the scholarship as it will help pay for my university tuition,” said Carter.

“It will also enable me to attend a summer training workshop of the Canadian community of practice in ecosystem approaches to health. The workshop will provide valuable training that I will apply in my research”.

The Marty Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Dr Aletta Marty and her sister Sophie Marty, a distinguished graduate of Queen’s University. It is awarded annually by the Queen’s University Alumni Association to a woman graduate of Queen’s University for one year of study and research.