Traveling this winter? You might want to reconsider your pre-vacation tanning

February 18, 2020

Photo of tanning bed (IStock credit_Credit_Santje09)Using tanning beds to get that pre-vacation ‘base tan’ is still popular, despite well-documented research that they increase the risk of skin cancer, greatly. Is enough being done to teach users about the risks?

Unlike graphic photos of smoking-related diseases on cigarette packaging – said by many to effectively turn off potential smokers – tanning bed warning labels consist...

Future veterinarians develop workplace confidence

February 11, 2020

The pressure to chart a post-graduation path can be daunting for fourth-year veterinary students. But programs like Ruminant Field Services (RFS) are reducing that stress by preparing veterinarians to join the workforce with confidence. As part of the Ontario AgriFood Innovation Alliance, the Veterinary Capacity Program (VCP) provides support for RFS, a learner-centred initiative that allows students to combine academics and real-world skills through working with a practising veterinarian.  VCP provides annual funding to the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) The pressure to chart a post-graduation path can be daunting for fourth-year veterinary students. But programs like Ruminant Field Services (RFS) are reducing that stress by preparing veterinarians to join the workforce with confidence. As part of the Ontario AgriFood Innovation Alliance, the Veterinary Capacity Program (VCP) provides support for RFS, a learner-centred initiative that allows students to combine academics and real-world skills through working...

 

It’s time to THRIVE

February 3, 2020

Students make buttons for OVC THRIVE week.Let’s THRIVE Week officially kicks off today with a focus on mental health awareness and well-being, as well as encouraging an open dialogue about mental health.
 
Initiated by the OVC THRIVE (Teaching Healthy Resilience in the Veterinary Environment) student club at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), the mental health awareness week is now in its fourth...