CORE Activity Blog

Building skills through CORE

Posted August 2, 2017

Back in May, we were given the task of preparing and presenting an oral presentation on the research we were participating in this summer. We were given the opportunity to present this to our peers and professionals in feilds we someday hope to claim. Initially, I was a bit nervous as public speaking was not my forte, however, I took it on with joy. I spoke about my research on common diseases in psittacine birds. It was fulfilling, the ability to speak about my research with joy and answer questions on it with enthusiam.

ICCI Cancer Research Symposium 2017: "10 Years Later"

Posted August 2, 2017

On May 25th, I had the opportunity to attend the 10th annual Institution for Comparative Cancer Research (ICCI) Cancer Research Symposium. The theme for this year's symposium was "10 Years Later", which focused on how far cancer research has come in the past 10 years. Many of the speakers had presented at the first annual symposium, and their talks this year displayed how their research had progressed and changed. The talks were motivational and insightful, particularly the ones that focused on how they dealt with setbacks and complications.

My Experience at the CPHAZ Symposium

Posted August 1, 2017

Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses Scientific Symposium

ICCI Cancer Research Symposium – May 25, 2017

Posted August 1, 2017

I had the incredible opportunity of attending the 10th Annual ICCI Cancer Research Symposium on May 25, where I heard many speakers, both local and visiting, addressing the progress that we’ve made towards a cure for cancer. Some of the speakers included Roger Moorehead, Nina Jones, Jim Petrik, and Geoff Wood, to name a few. All of the presentations were very informative, and although some were very complex at times, all the presenters did an excellent job at breaking down the concepts to allow for better understanding by the audience.


10th Annual ICCI Cancer Research Symposium 2017

Posted August 1, 2017

by: Jordan James

Networking sessions: advice for life and paths in veterinary medicine

Posted July 31, 2017

During a networking session with some amazing mentors and faculty around OVC, I was able to receive a lot of great advice about navigating through my DVM career. I spoke to many DVM's who were once in practice and then left in order to pursue other aspects of veterinary medicine. Some of these paths included going into an internal medicine specialization or leaving practice to work in industry.

CPHAZ Conference 2017

Posted July 31, 2017

On May 23rd, I attended the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses Symposium. I attended this symposium a few years ago, but as a now Phase 2 vet student I was able to get a lot more out of the experience. Over the course of the day we heard from countless speakers who were from all areas of science and had very different takes on zoonoses and public health. This variety in view point made the day, while long, very interesting. Although I enjoyed all of the subjects, there were a few that stood out. I found Dr.

Last-minute lunch with a Gorilla Doctor

Posted July 31, 2017

This past June, Dr. Mike Cranfield had been invited to speak at one of the university’s convocation ceremonies, as well as meet with groups of students to talk about his work with endangered gorilla species. I was lucky enough to be able to attend one of his lunch talk sessions.

Forensic Pathology: Veterinary Medicine Meets CSI

Posted July 28, 2017

June 4-7th I had the opportunity to attend the 16th annual meeting of the Canadian Animal Health Laboratorians Network (CAHLN). The two overall themes of the conference were: “Practical approaches to disease intelligence” and “Making best use of laboratory data”. The numerous seminars varied in both subject and species and made me think about issues I was previously unaware of. One such issue that I truly found fascinating was Dr. Beverly McEwen’s talk:  “Veterinary forensic science: new approaches to an old problem”.