CORE Activity Blog

BSc Stream Networking Event, July 23rd - Louca Sekulich

Posted August 10, 2020

The OVC Summer Core program gave me the opportunity to attend the BSc Networking Event. The speakers consisted of Dr. Adena Commisso, Dr. Benjamin Van Galen, Dr. Danika Hawthorn, Dr. Tyler Hickey, and Dr. Steven Roche. All speakers were incredibly interesting to hear from to help understand the pathways they each took to obtain their academic goals.

All Speakers spoke very highly of the University of Guelph and their undergraduate programs and how they prepare you immensely for future academic programs.

Clinical Research with Dr. DeNotta from the University of Florida – Marilyn Sheen

Posted August 7, 2020

Through the OVC CORE program, I participated in multiple online events. I found the presentation by speaker Dr. DeNotta from the University of Florida particularly interesting, because it exposed me to the different forms research can take. She started her career as a practising veterinarian and, at that time, she had an aversion to research because she didn’t want to work in a lab. Her career transformed when she started working on field projects that were an extension of her clinical practice.

The Importance of Scientific Editors and Nature Communications – Adam McMahon

Posted August 6, 2020

 The CORE program has given me a deeper understanding of several science-related careers. One such career is that of the scientific editor. Through this CORE program, I was given the opportunity to hear Dr. Fiona Carr’s fascinating speech about the importance of scientific editors at Nature and other prestigious journals. While I had not considered this career before, it seems like a very interesting career.

Clinical Research with Dr. DeNotta from the University of Florida - Rachael Vella

Posted August 5, 2020

On July 30, I had the opportunity to listen to Dr. DeNotta share her story of her career journey into clinical research. She began by describing her initial impression of research - that it takes place in sterile environments, and consists of scientists using a collection of beakers and test tubes. I found myself agreeing with this assumption - although I know that research takes place in a multitude of forms, it is easy for me to think of research in this way.

Role of a scientific editor at Nature Communications - Iman Aziz

Posted August 5, 2020

Through the OVC CORE program this summer I was very fortunate to learn about the role of a scientific editor for a journal through a talk by Dr. Fiona Carr, a senior editor at Nature Communications. Prior to the webinar I had never imagined considering a career similar to a journal editor since only hands-on scientific research comes to mind when I think about pursuing a career in science. I also just recently submitted a review article to a journal, so it was nice to hear first-hand what goes on after a journal is submitted, and what editors are looking for in papers.

DVM Networking Session July 9 - Dimo Kecheliev

Posted August 5, 2020

This year, as part of the summer CORE program, I had the privilege of attending DVM networking sessions that introduce current or future veterinarian students to the world of opportunities presented following a DVM degree at the OVC.

One Health Seminar - Vanessa Mutlak

Posted August 5, 2020

As a participant of the Summer Career Opportunities and Research Exploration Program, I had the opportunity to learn from many different speakers. Dr. Katie Clow is a veterinarian and professor in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College. She is especially interested in One Health and its applications – the topic of her seminar. 

DVM Networking Session - Kiersten Hanada

Posted August 5, 2020

This year the Summer CORE program at the OVC offered a several networking events with DVMs available to participants who are currently studying in the Vet Med Program at the College.  I attended two of these events held on July 9 and July 21 and found them to be very valuable experiences.  The veterinarians who spoke at this virtual event all had different career paths with most in roles outside of the traditional, and often expected, role of clinician and general practitioner.  There were some in pharmaceutical industry, in government and in research.  They talked about their time in schoo

Clinical Research with Dr. DeNotta from the University of Florida - Ellen Tidy

Posted August 5, 2020

When considering research, the general perception of what is done on a day to day basis is bench-top lab work. Often many students think research is primarily planning experiments and working with samples at a microscopic level, as that is what is most often done in classes. Veterinary research, however, extends far beyond that. In a presentation done by Dr. DeNotta from UFlorida, we learned about her path into clinical research, a field very different from conventional lab research.