Clinical Studies



Clinical Studies News Bulletin 


Monday, March 19, 2018





  • Dr Tamara MacDonald will in Small Animal Surgery this week.
  • Dr Nora Matthews will be working in Anesthesia next week.




1. Our next DEPARTMENTAL FACULTY MEETING will be held on March 23, 2018 at 8:30-9:30 am in Room 2106 ANCC Bldg 49, CS Lounge. Please confirm your availability by responding to your calendar invitation.




2. CS EXAM RE-SIT DATES for W18 have been scheduled as follows:

March 23, 2018 @ 10:30 – 11:30 am

Make up times for exams scheduled after these dates will be scheduled as required.

Contact Linda Wing with details for students that will be attending this re-sit exam.




3. GRAND ROUNDS! will be held on March 21, 2018 from 8:30 – 9:30 am in Rm 1714 LLC. Residents, Interns, Graduate Students and Faculty in all departments are encouraged to attend.

Carina Cooper

‘Calf Diphtheria - A pain in the neck’

Program & Case advisor: Luis Arroyo


Charles Boisclair

‘Massive Hepatocellular adenoma in a dog’

Case Advisor: Danielle Richardson

Program Advisor: Paul Woods




4. DEPARTMENT T&P COMMITTEE Announcing the 2018 – 2020 Clinical Studies Department T&P Committee: Dr Alexa Bersenas, Dr Shauna Blois, Dr Chantale Pinard, Dr Ameet Singh and Dr Carolyn Kerr (Chair)








6. TEACHING INSTRUCTOR EVALUATIONS USING CEVAL This process is used for all Graduate and Phase 1-3 courses. All remaining CS CEVAL surveys are now available to students and will remain open until the day before each final exam. Email reminders will be sent to students to remind them to complete the teaching instructor surveys. Faculty are encouraged to remind students to complete the evaluations before the final exam.




7. GOVERNANCE CHANGES – Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO) As many of you know, Mario Thomas will be concluding his term as CEO of BIO at the end of March 2018. We wish to thank Mario Thomas for his outstanding leadership, and his dedication to BIO for the past 3 years. Governance Changes




8. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: President’s Awards for Exemplary Staff Service Nominees should have demonstrated outstanding service to the University community and/or made significant contributions to the University community beyond what is normally expected for their positions. There will (7) award recipients selected from 5 categories. Note that the categories have been slightly revised this year to better align with the University’s strategic framework.The award is open to all current non-academic staff of the University of Guelph who have served a minimum of two years prior to nomination and have not previously received an award. These awards carry a cash prize and are presented to the awardees at the President’s Community Breakfast in September. Nomination Forms: Submission: no later than May 1, 2018



9. HEALTH & SAFETY: LAB SAFETY U of G research laboratories were recently inspected by the Ministry of the Environment with recommendations to all laboratories at U of G.  Check the attached file for details.

Should you have any questions regarding Hazardous Waste management, please send an email to




10. OVC COLLEGE BUDGET MEETING The OVC College Budget meeting will take place on Tuesday April 3, 2018 at 12:30-1:30 pm, Rm 1713 OVC LLC. (March 27 – cancelled)




11. UNITED WAY INCOMING STUDENT CO-CHAIR SELECTION 2018 The U of G United Way committee seeks two student Co-chairs. All interested graduate or undergraduate students are invited to apply! Applications will be accepted up to March 23rd and should be addressed to Emma Rogers at







12. UNITED WAY: A Time to be Grapeful Attire: Business casual

Please consider joining us at our first “A Time to be Grapeful” fundraising event; an exclusive Ontario wine tasting and food pairing gala that celebrates the University of Guelph’s continued support of the Guelph Wellington Dufferin United Way Campaign .  

Cultivate your wine tasting expertise and learn about a variety of wine-related topics from the University of Guelph’s own Linda Watt, a certified Sommelier. Linda has hand-selected Ontario wines and will lead the wine tasting, while the University's Executive chef Vijay Nair has created a delicious appetizer pairing for each wine. 

 We hope you can join us for what is sure to be a fantastic evening.

Date & Time: March 22, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Summerlee Science Complex Atrium

Ticket Price: $75


Contact: Garrett May @





13. Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare: Animal Behaviour and Welfare Seminar  “Asking the Animals” with Dr Ian Duncan will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 in Rm 1800, PAHL starting at 12:30 pm.




14. IQAP Review OF DVSc Program Site Visit will take place on April 10 & 11, 2018. In preparation for the meeting with the external reviewers, access to the self-study document for the DVSc program is being provided.




15. Chemical Waste Management information sessions These sessions will help you learn how to manage Chemical Waste in your lab.

Session are held in Alexander Hall room 168

April 6, 2018 10-11:30AM

April 18, 2018 10-11:30 AM

All participants will receive a "Goody Bag"

This session is intended to raise awareness on proper disposal of chemicals in a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly manner and introduces participants to key elements of Hazardous Waste Management: regulatory requirements, hazardous waste determination, safe handling and storage, treatment of waste, after it leaves your lab and more..... Registration for a session can be done through the EHS registration system



16. Funding Opportunities, Scholarships & Awards Check the CS website often as the website is updated frequently. Several are due in March!




17. Wellness@Work details are now linked through the Heath & Safety Forms & Links tab on the CS Website. Check the website for March updates. Highlights this month are:




18. UPDATE: 10th Annual Guelph Inside Ride – It’s a wrap!

I told you it was going to be GREAT!  Thanks to all of you for being there and making it the great event that it was.  We are sitting at just shy of $15,000 in donations for all of that fun!  Just short of a ten-year total of $250,000.  Every dollar going to the cause.  We can get to $15,000 or even higher as the site is still open for those late contributions so please encourage those that wish to add on to do so.  We can't sustain this event without your continued support and involvement, so I cannot begin to thank you all enough for your participation. The OVC support has been just incredible.  Special congrats to the 4th year queens who in their various incarnations have swept the top team fundraising (the award that counts) for 4 years running and were the only Phase 4 team to participate.  Can we get them back next year?!! Sarah Baert, for the third year running, was top fundraiser.  

Thanks to Ethan, Nicole and Jenn from Coast to Coast for an amazing event and making it happen on a Sunday which is special and involves them giving up some of their weekend time.  Thanks to Sara, Shane and Ze'ev from St.  John Ambulance for medic support.  And last but not least Vicki Isotamm for her support in getting the Atrium donated year in and year out. 

The goal will be bigger and better next year.  Please spread the word and start working on those outrageous costumes for next year.  We will be sending many kids to camp this year and in the future.  Until we start rolling it out again next year I will leave with a photo.  Thanks again and I hope you feel great about what we have accomplished together.   AMAZING!  Tom



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