Clinical Studies



Clinical Studies News Bulletin 


Monday, March 18, 2019






  • Dr Thandeka Ngwenyama will be working in Emergency & Critical Care March 11 – 23rd
  • Dr Nicola Cribb will be working in Large Animal Surgery March 18 – April 7th
  • Dr Tereza Jaresova will be visiting in Small Animal Medicine Mar 18 – Apr 12th
  • Dr Serene Lai will be working in Neurology March 25 – April 5th



1. T&P 2019 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Our T&P Committee requires 1 additional Department Member. If you wish to be part of this committee, please complete the Nomination Form and submit your form to the Chair’s office by March 20, 2019.




This week’s seminar on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 will be held at 8:30 – 9:30 am in Rm 1714 LLC.

Presenting this week:

Luiza Stachewski Zakia

Title: TBA


Daniel Moreno

Title: “A Moment of Weakness”



3. Graduate Course Offerings for the W20 semester are due in the Chair’s office by March 26, 2019. Faculty are reminded to provide an updated Course Outline with their request form.




  • Large Animal Internal Medicine Assistant or Associate Professor – in progress
  • Nutrition – 1 yr CL Assistant Professor – in progress
  • Emergency Critical Care Medicine - 2 yr CL Assistant Professor – in progress
  • Large Animal Surgery - Assistant or Associate Professor – in progress


The current Collective Agreement between the University of Guelph Faculty Association and the University of Guelph requires that all members of faculty search committees receive orientation to address potential unconscious (or implicit) bias in the faculty search process.  To Begin the Orientation - please visit Minimizing Implicit Bias in the Search Process 




5. 2019 College Budget Meetings and Town Hall Schedule of Meetings

OVC College Budget Meeting will be held on March 21, 2019 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm in Peter Clark Hall Wing B.

2019 University Town Hall Meeting will take place on April 1, 2019 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm in Peter Clark Hall. Invitation Poster



6. CRC Tier 2 One Health Candidate Dr Salah Udden Khan will be interviewing on March 25-26, 2019. Links to Seminar Presentation Poster and Itinerary have been included.



7. One Health Survey We are conducting a cross-campus faculty survey and would greatly appreciate your input. The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Your responses are confidential. The results of the survey will be used to benchmark research and teaching in One Health on campus, and to set a path forward. One Health Survey  Thank you for participating,

Dr. Jeffrey Wichtel, Dean, OVC   Dr. Cate Dewey, Interim Director of the One Health Institute

Katherine Heyland, Project Manager, One Health              One Health |



8. Wellness@Work Update Check the Wellness@Work Website for upcoming events and program overview. March Calendar of Events is linked here. Submissions of Grant applications to further enhance the physical and psychological health, safety and quality of life for all faculty and staff are now being accepted. Applications must be received by March 29, 2019.



9. Animal Behaviour and Welfare Seminars Full details are available on their website.

The next seminars:

Presentation by: Becca Franks

Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies, New York University

Title: Positive welfare for fish: rationale and ways forward

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 12:30-1:25pm

Room 1800, PAHL

Followed by a Meet and Greet in Room 1707c, OVC Lifetime Learning Centre




Presentation by: Dr. Kees Scheepens

Founder & Owner of international veterinary consultancy and creator of "Pig Signals"


Title: Are we smart enough to know how smart pigs are? Implications for daily practice!

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 12:30-1:25pm

Room 1800, PAHL

Followed by a Meet and Greet in Room 1707c, OVC Lifetime Learning Centre



10. 29th Annual OVC Alumni Hockey Tournament Join us as OVC alumni, faculty, and students come together for this longstanding tradition! Enjoy a few fun games of hockey while catching up and reminiscing with classmates and faculty members and networking with current OVC students. The event will take place on April 12 – 13, 2019. Registration is now open.



11. University Fiscal Year End April 30, 2019 – Expense Claims Year end is fast approaching!  Expense claims (hard copies with receipts) must be APPROVED AND RECEIVED in ECS by May 1st before 4:30 pm.  We strongly recommend submitting claims now to avoid missing this deadline due to unforeseen delays obtaining documentation or signatures.  

During April/May, processing times may be extended. You can monitor the status of claims at any time by logging in to your ECS account. As always, when the expense form and documentation are complete, this ensures a timely reimbursement.



12. UofG Swine Research Day will be held on Thurs May 9, 2019.

The call for abstracts for the graduate student competition and general abstract session is now open.  Details can be found in the attached document as well as on the Ontario Swine Research Network (OSRN) website.



13. Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses Symposium is a one-day event that brings together all pillars and forms of public health and zoonotic disease work and research.  The symposium will take place Thurs, May 30, 2019 in Rozanski Hall. Abstract submission and registration forms are available from the CPHAZ website, along with more information about our event. We are encouraging everyone working in public health and zoonotic disease related areas to submit abstracts, either for a presentation in poster or oral form.  Check the website for further details. 



14. Ontario Small Ruminant Veterinary Conference (OSRVC) Hosted by the University of Guelph, the OSRVC is taking place June 17-19, 2019. Full details are available through the following link.



15. Launch an Additional Specialty in Regenerative Medicine Biotechnology Assessing interest in an MBS specialization in Regenerative Medicine details are attached. Contact Sarah Lepage at for further details. MBS Program Information & Assessing Interest Request



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