CORE Activity Blog

Toronto Zoo - Dimo Kecheliev

Posted August 13, 2019

It was a humid morning on July 20th with promise of record-breaking temperatures as I was approaching the Large Animal Clinic at the OVC. The bright yellow school bus was already parked and awaiting its passengers, 20-some-odd science students filled with excitement and curiosity for the day to come. Upon entering the bus, attendance was taken and with the help of some classic 90s tunes we were on our way.

Toronto Zoo- Hannah Woodhouse

Posted August 13, 2019

On Saturday July 20th, I had the memorable experience of traveling to the Toronto Zoo with the OVC CORE program.  The last time that I was at the zoo was in my early years of public school, so revisiting the exhibits and unique animals was a great opportunity.  Because I came to the zoo with the OVC CORE program, I was privileged to see much more than the average visitor would.  

Ontario Small Ruminant Veterinary Conference – Joanne Marshall

Posted August 13, 2019

On June 17th, I had the opportunity to attend the first day of the Ontario Small Ruminant Veterinary Conference at the University of Guelph. This day involved observing the creation of a shawl from wool within one morning, learning of the diseases commonly and uncommonly plaguing sheep and goats worldwide, and learning about treatments and solutions to current issues in the industry.

47th Annual Southern Ontario Reproductive Biology Meeting - Erica Piché

Posted August 13, 2019

On June 7th, 2019, I attended the 47th annual Southern Ontario Reproductive Biology (SORB) meeting. The conference was held at the University of Toronto, which gave me the unique experience to visit another school’s campus.

Ontario Small Ruminants Veterinary Conference - Kayla Gradil

Posted August 13, 2019

Don’t let the name of this conference fool you. The Ontario Small Ruminants Veterinary Conference is an international event. Small ruminants vets from all around the world come to share their most recent research on all things goats and sheep. But before that, the researchers get to know each other on a 10 day tour of Ontario’s finest small ruminant farms. By the time it comes to sharing their research at our own Rozanski Hall here at UofG, the researchers are comfortable with each other and it makes for a welcoming and supportive environment.

Friends or Foes? The role perspective plays in the path to potent cancer treatments - Jessica Minott

Posted August 13, 2019

As I walked into a packed lecture hall full of a diverse scientific community all working towards the common goal of preventing and treating cancer, I felt an immense amount of inspiration and awe at the revolutionary work cancer research scientists are doing today. In particular, the paradigm altering research involving the use of organisms, like viruses and bacteria, to develop potent anti-cancer therapies. A century ago, the study of viruses and bacteria was centered around investigating the diseases they cause, in an effort to eradicate them.

CPHAZ Symposium 2019 - Nina Harris

Posted August 13, 2019

On May 30th, 2019 I had the opportunity to attend the 2019 Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses Symposium at the University of Guelph through the Summer Career Opportunities and Research Exploration Program. I have very little background in public health and so this was an exciting opportunity to expand my horizons and learn new things.

ICCI Cancer Research Symposium – Bethany Bass

Posted August 13, 2019

On May 28th, I had the opportunity to attend the annual ICCI Cancer Research Symposium that highlights the cancer research taking place at the University of Guelph, as well as other nearby universities. As my summer research project is based upon the cancer genetics, this symposium was both highly relevant and of great interest to me.

CPHAZ Symposium - Daniel Bayley

Posted August 13, 2019

On May 30 I attended the 2019 Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ) symposium at the University of Guelph. There were a few presentations on the issue of Lyme disease, which I found very interesting due to the increasing prevalence of this disease in Ontario. The event opened with the keynote speaker, Dr. Kirk Leifso, who gave a presentation on Lyme disease from a clinician’s perspective. In his presentation he outlined the various issues associated with the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease.

CPHAZ Symposium 2019 – Carolyn Martinko

Posted August 13, 2019

Last Thursday, May 31, I had the pleasure of attending the annual Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ) Symposium. As the name suggests, the focus of many talks at the symposium revolved around zoonotic disease, as well as the concept of One Health and pressing topics like antimicrobial resistance.