Summer Career Opportunities and Research Exploration Program


About the Summer CORE Program

The Summer CORE Program offers BSc, DVM and other summer student researchers at OVC a stimulating slate of events from May to August. Read more.


More activities will be added as they are confirmed

NB All conferences and outings include transportation and registration fees.


Date & Time



May 3

University of Windsor

 Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association

May 7 @ 12:30

LLC 1714

 Orientation session for students and advisors

May 8, all day

PAHL 1800

 12th Annual Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare Research Symposium 

May 9, all day 

Creelman Hall

 Swine Research Day

May 10 at 4PM

Via email to or room 2654 OVC main building

 Deadline for registration and ranking forms

May 15, all day 

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning

686 Bay Street, Auditorium, 2nd floor  Toronto 

 Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Annual Symposium

May 22 @ 12:30

PAHL 1810

 Session on Animal Welfare with Drs. Derek Haley and Lena Levison

May 28, all day

LLC 1714

 ICCI Cancer Research Symposium 

May 30 all day

Rozanski Hall

 Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses Symposium

June 4 AM

 LLC 1713

 Oral Presentations 1

June 5 AM

 LLC 1713

 Oral Presentations 2

June 7

Medical Sciences Building (MSB), 1 King’s College Circle, TORONTO

 Southern Ontario Reproductive Biology Annual Meeting

June 12

Lifetime Learning Centre

 OVC Graduate Student Research Symposium:

 AM: Posters in OVC Cafeteria

 PM: Oral presentations in 1713, 1715, 1812

June 12 @ 3PM

LLC 1714

 Chappel Lecture

July 4 @ 12:30

 2500 (Pop Med)

 Workshop on designing and presenting posters using PowerPoint (optional – for first time presenters)


 Start at 1713

 A Look into Biomedical Sciences: Departmental Open House and Networking with Researchers

June 17 or 18 (choose one) All day

University of Guelph

 Small Ruminants of Ontario Conference

July 3 @ 12:30

 1715 (BSc track) and 1713 (DVM track)

 Panel & Networking Session – Alumni From a Variety of Careers

July 24 @ 12:30

 1715 (BSc track) and 1713 (DVM track)

 Panel & Networking session – Grad Studies and Internships/Residencies


Saturday July 20th

 Toronto Zoo

Behind the scenes at the Toronto Zoo

August  13

LLC 1707 B&C

Poster presentations and BBQ for students and faculty advisors