New Biomedical Sciences Chair Named

May 25, 2016

Tarek Saleh has been appointed chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the Ontario Veterinary College. He begins Sept. 1.

Saleh is currently a professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Science at Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island. He …

Water Podcast Aims to Integrate Indigenous, Western Knowledge

May 21, 2016

Sparking conversation about issues faced by Canadian indigenous communities – from safe drinking water to pollution to flooding – is the purpose of a new podcast launched on May 18 by a team led by a University of Guelph student.

The “Water Dialogues” podcast aims to bring together western science and indigenous perspectives, said Lindsay Day, a master’s candidate in the...

New Vets See Future in the Swine Sector

May 18, 2016

You can measure the pork industry’s development in Ontario in some obvious ways, such as sales and the size of the herd across the province. But Prof. Bob Friendship at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, says another strong indicator of the sector’s vitality is the number of veterinary students who are choosing it for a career.

Friendship, whose career has been dedicated to swine health and education, is enthused...

Conference reaches outside the epidemiology tool box

May 16, 2016

Thinking outside the box almost always guarantees big picture ideas. The Canadian Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (CAVEPM) conference running May 16 and 17 at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College is encouraging participants to think outside the epidemiology tool box.

“The two keynote speakers both represent that concept well in terms of their research initiatives”, says Dr. David Pearl, a veterinary epidemiologist at OVC and current CAVEPM...

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