Clinical Studies

Clinical Studies News Bulletin 

Monday, July 18, 2016









The next Departmental Faculty Meeting will be August 26, 2016 starting at 8:30 am. A calendar invite will be sent next week following the email move to Office365 this coming weekend. Requests for agenda items should be sent to Linda Wing.






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OVC SAS is pleased to announce that we will be undertaking a pilot project introducing a new way to interact with Financial Services within OVC SAS. The pilot will begin on August 2, 2016 with full implementation on September 12, 2016. This timeframe will provide us with an opportunity to address any issues arising during the pilot so that we can be fully functional on September 12, 2016. We greatly appreciate the pilot project participants and look forward to sharing the details in full about this initiative at faculty meetings and to the college's leadership group at Dean's Council. At these meetings, we will share the ways we believe the new system will enhance efficiency and make it easier for faculty and staff to obtain service.







Interested members of the Ontario Veterinary College are invited to attend the Final Oral Examination for the Degree of Doctor of Veterinary Science of


Catherine Vachon


of the Department of Clinical Studies


On Friday,July 22, 2016

9:00 am


Room 2106 Clinical Studies Grad Lounge

Thesis Title: “Passive ureteral dilation secondary to ureteral stenting and biofilm evaluation formed on ureteral stents”








Interested Members of the Ontario Veterinary College are invited to attend the

DVSc Qualifying Exam of


Steve Patten


of the Department of Clinical Studies


On Tuesday August 2, 2016

9:00 am


Room 2106 Clinical Studies Grad Lounge

Discipline: Oncology






1. Email accounts will be moved to Office 365 this coming weekend. You are no doubt aware that your email and calendar will be changing on the weekend of July 22nd / 23rd as all faculty, staff, and graduate student email accounts are migrated to a new platform, Microsoft Office 365. For more information on Office 365 and what you can expect when you log in to your email post-migration, please see the dedicated Office 365 website (\office365).

OVC ITS is committed to supporting you through the transition have set up an Information Desk in our office (room 1601) where you can stop by to ask questions, pick up brochures and information cards, and have a hands-on preview of Office 365 prior to migration.An additional Information Desk will be set up outside the cafeteria on July 20, 2016 between 10:30am and 2:30pm, to answer questions and provide information about the pending change.HR, in partnership with CCS, continue to offer hands-on training sessions and information sessions pre and post-migration and encourage anyone who considers themselves to be an advanced user of email to consider attending one of the training sessions if you have not already done so.  You can view the schedule of available training on the Office 365 web site.

Specific arrangements are being made with the HSC to help configure all hospital iPhones for the new platform.

If you have any questions regarding the change to Office 365 please feel free to stop by OVC ITS or call on x54778. Many thanks Paul

Paul McDonald | Manager, Information Technology Services
Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) | University of Guelph
519-824-4120 ext. 54224 |


2. T&P Reminder: Faculty being considered for tenure &/or promotion must confirm their Lifetime CV template and 2-Year Performance Assessment for internal review committees before August 15, 2016.


3. TA Positions in the Clinical Studies Invigilator Pool OVC TA Positions for Invigilating Midterms and Exams during the S16, F16 and W17 semesters have now been posted. Graduate students interested in invigilating during these semesters must apply through the following link. Graduate students wishing to invigilate in other departments must apply through the other department’s application process as well.


4. At the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ - a collaborative Centre at the UG), we define 'one health' as an integration of multiple disciplines that focus on attaining optimal health for people, animals and the ecosystem. We are looking to learn more about the research happening at the University of Guelph that occurs at the intersect of animal, human and ecosystem health. We know this is a strength at Guelph, and are asking for your help by letting us know about your research in this field. If you are a faculty member, and are involved in related work, please consider filling in this quick survey. Click here for the link. It will only take a five minutes, six easy questions about your work in one health. We thank you for your participation. Please visit our website,  for more information on CPHAZ including membership, funding opportunities and more.


5. Links of Interest - Forms and Links are continually being updated on the Clinical Studies website. Suggestions are welcome.



Please email Bulletin announcements by end of day Friday to: Linda Wing at