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Dr. Pawan K. Singal will receive the University of Winnipeg’s academic title of Honorary Doctor of Laws, at a ceremony to be held at the University’s 114th Convocation on October 12, 2018.

Dr. Singal, Ph.D., DSc, FACC, Professor of Physiology, University of Manitoba, Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, and Principal Investigator, Cell Pathophysiology, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, directed the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences from 2007-2017.

About Dr. Singal

After 3 years in Saskatoon, Canada, as a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Medical Research Council, Dr. Singal joined the Physiology & Pathophysiology Department at the College of Medicine, the University of Manitoba, as a lecturer, rose through the ranks and has been a Professor since 1990. He served as Associate Dean for the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba. He is also the holder of the Naranjan S. Dhalla Chair established by the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation. Internationally known for his work on oxidative stress and heart failure, Dr. Singal has made significant contributions in the understanding of the sequelae of heart failure. He has published 285 papers, has co-edited 31 books and trained more than 100 students, fellows and visiting scientists. He has received more than 90 national and international recognitions. The University of Manitoba has established an award in his name called ‘Pawan K. Singal Award for Graduate Students in Cardiovascular Sciences’. His name has been added to the Wall of Fame in the University Center at the University of Manitoba recognizing his outstanding teaching skills and research.

Congratulations Dr. Singal!

University of Winnipeg Media Release

University of Winnipeg

Dr. Pawan K. Singal, an internationally renowned cardiovascular researcher, educator, and community leader will receive an honorary degree at The University of Winnipeg’s autumn convocation on Friday, October 12.

Singal is a professor of physiology and has served as the director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Manitoba. As a researcher, Singal has made significant contributions to understanding the mechanisms of heart failure due to chemotherapeutic drugs in the treatment of cancer patients — research with the potential to improve cancer treatment outcomes.

Singal’s commitment to community and cultural understanding is reflected in his commitment to the India Centre for Academic, Business and Community Excellence — a partnership between The University of Winnipeg and the India Association of Manitoba. The India Centre works to raise awareness in Canada and India about the common outlooks and values that promote democratic and culturally diverse societies.

“The University of Winnipeg is proud to recognize Dr. Singal for his passionate commitment to cardiovascular research and his efforts to create cross-cultural understanding,” said Dr. Annette Trimbee, UWinnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor. “His work is an important example of community leadership in action.”

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