Clinical Studies



Clinical Studies News Bulletin 


Monday, November 20, 2017







Cellar-It is happening next Monday, November 27, 2017 at 3:00 pm in Room 2106 CS Lounge. Bring your contributions for United Way. (Each bottle of wine and $10 gets you a ticket in the draw. Two bottles of wine and $20 gets you 2 tickets!, etc and increases your chances of winning.) Coffee and treats will be provided.

Drop off your restaurant gift certificates with Linda Wing by Thursday, November 23rd.  



  • Ophthalmology Assistant/Associate Professor – in process
  • Small Animal Internal Medicine 2 yr CL Assistant Professor – open for applications
  • Small Animal Surgery 3 yr CL Assistant Professor – open for applications
  • Diagnostic Imaging Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor (New Position) – in process
  • Emergency & Critical Care 1 yr CL Assistant Professor – in process
  • Nutrition 1 yr CL Assistant Professor – accepting nominations for search committee




3. DEPARTMENT FACULTY MEETING Our next Departmental Faculty Meeting will be held December 1, 2107 at 8:30 – 9:30 am in 2106 ANCC Bldg 49, CS Lounge. Confirm your attendance by accepting your calendar invitation. Minutes can be found at V:\Workgroup_Shares\Clinical Studies – Faculty_Staff\Departmental Meetings.




4. ELECTRONIC ACCESS UPGRADE – Building 49, OVC Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer (ANCC) The door locking systems in Building 49 will be upgraded during the week of November 20 – 24, 2017.




5. TEACHING INSTRUCTOR EVALUATIONS for F17 Faculty are reminded to verify Phase 1-3 courses to be evaluated, including courses in other departments where you are an instructor, with Linda Wing.

The Phase 1-3 Teaching Instructor Evaluations for F17 will be posted to Courselink for the students to complete starting this week and will be available to the end of December. Faculty are encouraged to remind students to complete their Phase 1-3 evaluations during this time.

Phase 4 evaluations are available from the Phase 4 website, the 3 drop boxes (Rooms 1502, 1220 & mailbox area on 2nd floor), Phase 4 website or from Linda Wing until April 2018.

Process questions should be sent to Linda Wing at




Grand Rounds! will be held on November 22, 2017 from 8:30 – 9:30 am

in Rm 1714 LLC. Residents, Interns, Graduate Students and Faculty in all departments are encouraged to attend.


Shannon Wainberg

 ‘Bentley-a complication of a cryptorchid castration’

Case Advisor: Tom Gibson

Program Advisor:  Noel Moens

 Alex Neumann

‘Canine Borreliosis and "Lyme Nephritis" ‘

Case Advisors: A. Defarges & B. Cuq

Program Advisor: S. Bateman





Clinical Studies has raised to date: $6,905

Only $600 more to go to reach our target!


Clinical Studies United Way Representatives are Nicola Cribb & Linda Wing (SAS).  

United Way fundraising for this year will close on December 1, 2017.


  • OVC Departments: Here are your weekly totals:




OVC Dean's Office



OVC Shared Administrative Services



Pathobiology – Congrats on reaching your goal!



Clinical Studies & College Events



OVC Health Sciences



Biomedical Sciences



Population Medicine



Ontario Veterinary College






  • University of Guelph Campus With only a few weeks left in the campaign, campus has raised $459,795.00 so far! Keep up the amazing work; we are getting close to our goal of $620,000 and beyond!
  • OVC ANNUAL United Way Chili Lunch will be held this Thursday, November 23, 2017 in the OVC Sunken Lounge & Pathobiology Foyer. $5 will get you a hot bowl of chili, dinner roll & drink – Shredded cheese & hot sauce are optional!
  • Still have your pledge sheet? Need another? Pledge Sheets dropped off with United Way reps (Linda Wing) on or before November 23, 2017 will be entered in a draw for a $50 gift card or throw blanket. Draw to take place after the chili lunch.
  • Weekly Update Check the update for more upcoming events. Cardmaking, Escape Room, Mexican Fiesta, Manicures, Online Auction, basket raffle to name a few.






8. Best Practice for Writing Multiple-Choice Questions Two-Part Series

As part of the OVC Community of Teachers programming, we are hosting a two-part series on Multiple-Choice Questions.  The first session outlines the best practices in multiple-choice question design and writing and the second session is a drop-in workshop where you can bring your questions, get feedback and work on enhancing them. 

November 23, 2017 – Rm 1810 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Constructing written test questions for basic & clinical sciences

December 1, 2017 – Rm 1642 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Hands-on Workshop - Designing and writing effective multiple-choice questions



9. Animal Behaviour and Welfare Seminar November 23, 2017 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm in Rm 1800, Pathobiology/AHL “Welfare Concerns for Veal Calves: Housing, Nutrition, Antimicrobials, and Disease Detection” by Dr Bart Pardon, Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Biology of Large Animals, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium




10. Biomedical Sciences Guest Seminar Dr Barbara Vanderhyden will be presenting Epithelial cell plasticity and the origins of ovarian cancer on December 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm in 1642 OVCM.




11. The SURG Journal is the University of Guelph's faculty-refereed, multidisciplinary, undergraduate research journal that is open-access, founded in 2007. 

SURG is currently accepting undergraduate author submissions up until January 5th, 2018 for its upcoming 19th issue. Any submissions received past this date will be eligible for consideration for the following 20th issue instead. Submissions may be in the form of literature reviews, research papers, proposals, or other articles from any discipline or topic. We value ingenuity.

Publishing with SURG is a great opportunity to expose students to the academic publication process and enable them to garner their first publication as an undergraduate student, if successful. It also develops their communication skills, and not to mention, it's an excellent addition to students' CVs. 

To view SURG's author submission guidelines, visit or email for more information. 




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