Clinical Studies

Clinical Studies News Bulletin 


Monday, September 26, 2016





Dr John Tait on receiving the CVMA Teacher of the Year Award.







1. Welcome to our visiting locums:

  • Dr Bianca Bauer is working September 19 - 30, 2016 in Ophthalmology. 
  • Dr Sheila Etue is working September 26 & 27, 2016 in Radiology.
  • Dr Bruce Grahn will be arriving to work October 17 – 28, 2016 in Ophtholmology.
  • Dr Nora Matthews will be back October 31 – November 4, 2016 in Anesthesia.
  • Dr John Baird will be working October 31 – November 4, 2016 in Large Animal Internal Medicine.





2. The next Departmental Faculty Meeting will be on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 8:30 am in 2106 ANCC Bldg 49, CS Lounge.


















Grand Rounds for Wednesday, September 28, 2016 will occur from 8 – 9 am in BIOM 1642.


Alicia Skelding


‘Anatomical characterization of the brachial plexus in dogs and comparison

 of the traditional block technique to two novel approaches’


Program Advisor & Case Advisor: Alex Valverde




Arata Matsuyama


‘Rescue chemotherapy for canine lymphoma’


Case Advisor & Program Advisor: Anthony Mutsaers








4. Below is a sample list of Scholarships Competitions that have due dates over the next few months. Please refer to each link for details on the application process. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Graduate Awards Officers, by emailing

NSERC Doctoral Scholarships (PGSD/CGSD)

Due: Monday October 17, 2016 (on-line through NSERC website) 

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships

Due: Friday October 28, 2016 (on-line through Trudeau website) 

SSHRC Doctoral Scholarships

Due: Tuesday November 1, 2016 (paper application due to department)

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

Due: Friday November 11, 2016 (paper application due to department)


Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's (CGS-M) for all 3 agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC)

Due: Thursday December 1, 2016 (online through NSERC Research Portal) 

Autism/Ontario Women's Health/Polanyi Prizes

Postdoctoral – Polyani/Women’s Health
Due: Thursday December 1, 2016 (hard copy or scanned copy to OGPS) 


Arthur D. Latornell Graduate Scholarships (I5605)

Due: October 1 (to Dept/School)

Value: Up to 10 awards of $5,000

Details: research interest relates to resource management and/or resource conservation


Arthur D. Latornell Graduate Travel Grants (T5606)

Due: October 1 (to Dept/School)

Value: Up to 40 awards of varying amounts

Details: research interest relates to resource management and/or resource conservation


Clan Fergusson Graduate Research Travel Grant (T5638)

Due: November 2 (to OGPS)

Value: several awards totaling approximately $1,000

Details: research relates to Scottish studies, including study in drama, English, family studies, history, philosophy and sociology


John Black Graduate Travel Grant (T5649)

Due: November 2 (to OGPS)

Value: 1 award of $1,500

Details: future travel for students registered in POLS/CCJP, CDE, or the collaborative IDEV program (any department)


Doug and Esther Ormrod Scholarships for Parents (I5633)

Due: November 2 (to OGPS)

Value: up to 3 awards of $500

Details: Students who are parents with a child or children in day care (public or private)






5. CAREER DAY: OVC Graduate Students Mark your calendars! On October 14th at 9:00 am in OVC room 1438, there will be an engaging and informative Career Day event! 

The day will comprise of speakers stemming from various disciplines and fields, from Academia to Industry and the Public Sector, as well as two constructive Professional Development Sessions for both Academia and Industry. These two sessions will delve into CV writing as well as the interview process and they will be led by Drs. Nana Lee and Deborah Powell, respectively. It is definitely worth your time to attend!


Our speakers include, 


Devon Metcalf, PhD (Infection Control Specialist with the Guelph General Hospital;

Nicolle Petrik, PhD (Medical Science Liaison at Allergan);

Kathlene Thompson, PhD (External Research and Laboratory Manager at Trouw Nutrition Research);

Leonardo Susta, DVM, PhD (Assistant Professor at the Pathobiology Department);

Michael Neal, PhD (Scientific Director at One Fertility Clinic);

Kayla Price, PhD (Canadian Poultry Technical Manager for Alltech Canada);

David Hobson, DVM, DVSc, P. Eng (Industry Liaison, Manager and Technology Transfer for the Catalyst Center), and

Marlene Paibomesai, PhD (Dairy Specialist with OMAFRA)


The event will also include breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks free of charge!


Do not miss out on this great opportunity! Space is limited so please RSVP to with 'Yes, I will attend' and your dietary restrictions, if any, no later than October 5th, 2016 (midnight).







Hope you're all having a great start to the Fall semester! Have you recently been or are you currently a TA and/or sessional lecturer? For some of you it's a new experience, so this is a great chance to learn about the resources available to you. 

You are invited to a Pizza Social for CUPE 3913 members next Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 11:30 - 12:30 pm in LLC 1713! Come out for some free pizza and refreshments! 

And meet your new OVC and Department Stewards and learn about what is being bargained for in negotiating a new Collective Agreement.






7. SURG Call for Submissions and Faculty Information Sheet

Studies by Undergraduate Researchers at Guelph, or SURG, is the University of Guelph's multidisciplinary, faculty-reviewed undergraduate research journal, overseen by the Office of Research and hosted through the Open Journal System (OJS) at the McLaughlin Library. Since its 2007 inception, SURG has remained committed to showcasing the University of Guelph's excellence in undergraduate research.


Submissions to the journal are based on faculty recommendations or endorsements of undergraduate research projects, typically those related to summer research opportunities, fourth-year theses, supervised independent or team-based research, and co-operative education programs. All submissions are subject to additional review by University of Guelph faculty with relevant expertise. 


Providing to faculty members (many of whom actively supervise undergraduate research opportunities) the Call for Submissions and Faculty Information sheet would ensure that all potential supervisors or reviewers of undergraduate research have current, accurate information about the publication, to which they can easily refer, and which they can share with undergraduate researchers.


Call for Submissions          Faculty Information


Contact information:  

Jack McCart, Editor-in-Chief
Studies by Undergraduate Researchers at Guelph (SURG)
Office of Research, University of Guelph








8. 2016 United Way Campaign Kick Off was held September 23, 2016.  Donation Forms have been distributed to mailboxes. When you donate, don’t forget to fill in the bottom portion of your pledge form to enter your name in for the five weekly Incentive Draws being held on every Friday from September 30 to October 28, 2016. There are also some terrific grand prizes that will be drawn at the end of the campaign on December 2, 2016. Pledge cards received before noon each Wednesday will be eligible for weekly draws so send your forms back early!







9.The Centre for Cardiovascular Investigations will be hosting their first CCVI Research Day Conference on September 29, 2016. Details



10. Medical Slips: Documenting Students’ Illnesses details are available through the attached memo and OpenEd website.



11. TA Positions in the Clinical Studies Invigilator Pool OVC TA Positions for Invigilating Midterms and Exams during the F16 and W17 semesters are now posted. Graduate students interested in invigilating during these semesters MUST APPLY THROUGH THE FOLLOWING LINK. Application for Invigilation Positions F16 & W17 Graduate students wishing to invigilate in other departments must apply through the links for the other departments as well.



12. Faculty Search Committee Orientation Training All Faculty Members currently sitting on a Search Committee are required to attend a training session. If you have not had training during the current collective agreement (Fall 2014-present), please contact David Gibson at



13. The New Financial Services Model has been rolled out as of September 12, 2016.  Click on this link Online Request Form.F16 for more details.   Contact Scott Moccia with any questions.  All members of the SAS Management Team are knowledgeable about the changes as well. Additional details are available through the SAS website. 

eRequest Form has been added to the Forms & Links of Interest section.

The email will no longer be used.



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