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Joan (Belcher) Budd

About the Interviewee: 
War Vet. Early female grad. Prof OVC. Fur & Wild

Joan Budd (Belcher) was born and grew up in Western Manitoba. After high school she attended Winnipeg Normal School and taught public school. She then joined the R.C.A.F. Women’s Division, and served first in Yorkton as an M.T. driver and then at the West Coast in Filter Operations.

After the war in 1946, she was accepted at OVC. Following graduation in 1950, Dr. Belcher did an MSc in Virology in Wisconsin and then came back to Guelph to do service work and research in mink. Joan married Dr. John Budd, a Marine Biologist, in 1957 and moved to Manitoulin Island. After his death in 1961, Dr. Joan Budd came back to Guelph to work with mink. She later switched to fish pathology in the Wildlife Diseases Department.

Joan is the Class Rep. and sercretary/treasurer for OVC ’50. She celebrated her 95th birthday this month (Nov. 2006)

Grad Year: 
College : 
Interview Date: 
F. Partridge
Call Number: 
RE1 UOG A1340023