CORE Activity Blog

Bridging the Gap between Human and Animal Research: Too bad we have cancer to thank.

Posted May 19, 2016

This past Tuesday I had the opportunity to attend the 9th Annual ICCI Cancer Research Symposium as part of being a CORE Summer student. As a veterinary student, I am always amazed at the opportunities offered to the students that attend the Ontario Veterinary College or the University of Guelph, and this event was no exception! I began my day with a coffee in one hand, and the event program in the other, and as I sat down for the first presentation I must admit; I got a nervous.

CAVEPM - Salmonella in pigs and why that matters to humans

Posted May 19, 2016

Conferences are a great way to see the types of research out there and network with people in your field of interest. They play a huge role in staying up-to-date in research and navigating your way in academia, a crucial step for students. This past Monday I was fortunate enough to attend the 2016 Canadian Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine conference.

The Scope of Cancer Research

Posted May 19, 2016

This past Tuesday I had the opportunity to attend the ICCI Cancer Research Symposium. I was very excited to attend this conference as a new DVM student with an interest in Oncology. What took me by surprise about this conference was the wide scope of research that was presented. I was astounded by the variety of departments taking part in the presentations and the diversity of their research methods.

How to make the most out of your research conference attendance as an undergrad student; 5 steps

Posted May 19, 2016

by Lisa Xuan

                Research conferences can be a little daunting. The room is filled to the brim with immaculately dressed professionals, clever posters, and so many interesting topics going at the same time. When I attended 36th Annual Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association (SONA) meeting on May 6, I was quite amazed at the amount of information being presented. I came prepared to make the most out of my time.

Making Connections Between Human and Animal Cancer at the 2016 ICCI Cancer Research Symposium

Posted May 19, 2016

For my CORE conference, I chose to attend the 9th annual ICCI Cancer Research Symposium. This conference appealed to me as I have limited knowledge in the subject field and figured it would be a great opportunity to learn about current research in cancer. I was not wrong!

Antimicrobial Drug Use and Resistance- A Talk at CAVEPM

Posted May 19, 2016

    This past Monday, I attended the Canadian Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (CAVEPM), and it was quite the eye opener. From discussions on the prevalence of Salmonella shedding in pigs, to the spread of diseases through humans’ domestic and international travel, I gained a sense of just how grand the scale of epidemiology is across the globe. I had the pleasure of listening to all 18 of the excellent speakers, including Dr. Victoriya Volkova from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University.

Animal Welfare Symposium

Posted May 18, 2016

Last week, I got a great oppurtunity to attend the Campbell Centre Animal Welfare Research Symposium. 

Everyone knows about animal welfare – but does anyone know about animal welfare?

Posted May 18, 2016

Animal welfare is a topic that everyone seems to have an opinion on, and yet it appears to be one of the most underappreciated areas of research. My attendance at the Campbell Centre Animal Welfare Research Symposium left me wondering how such a fascinating discipline is so often overlooked. The various presentations throughout the day left a lasting impression of a disconnect between what is perceived to be a welfare concern, and what animal welfare research demonstrates.