Pathobiology News

New Laboratory Technician Position - Application deadline October 22, 2019.

Posted October 16, 2019

The Department of Pathobiology at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) is hiring a new Laboratory Technician to provide technical assistance for research conducted by faculty members in the assigned laboratories. 

Responsibilities include: providing support for research projects; managing personnel and laboratory compliance with biohazard and safety regulations; maintaining laboratory and other equipment and analysers in assigned laboratories; managing ordering and receiving for research groups; supporting the decontamination of equipment and preparing related documentation; assisting in the preparation and delivery of clinical pathology teaching laboratories for DVM students.  The Laboratory Technician will serve as an important technical link between research groups and collaborators inside and outside the Department.

For more information and application instructions please click on the link below:

Laboratory Technician Advertisement

Congratulations to Dr. Darren Wood

Posted September 7, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Darren Wood who was elected the President of the ASVCP Executive Board. Wood was also awarded with the 2019 ASCVP Education Award. 

 

3 Year DVSc training program in Anatomic Path for May or Sept 2020

Posted September 6, 2019

A DVSc position in Anatomic Pathology is available, beginning in May or September 2020, in the Department of Pathobiology at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.

For more information click here:

DVSc in Anatomic Pathology to start May or Sept 2020

 

 

New Veterinary Virology Faculty Position!!

Posted July 16, 2019

The Department of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This position will contribute to a cluster hire of One Health researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), advancing interdisciplinary comparative research at the interface of animal and human health.

Details can be found here:

 

http://www.uoguelph.ca/facultyjobs/postings/ad19-46.shtml

Dr. Ellie Milnes awarded The Rudolf Ippen Young Scientist Award

Posted July 1, 2019

Dr. Ellie Milnes received second place in the student presentation competition, and was also the recipient of the The Rudolf Ippen Young Scientist Award. 

This very prestigious award "honours a young scientist whose scientific output, particularly the papers published in the past 12 months, document the beginning of a promising career in wildlife veterinary science, conservation medicine, or zoo animal medicine"  > more details

 

Leibniz-IZW/EAZWV/ECZM Zoo and Wildlife Health Conference 2019

Posted June 28, 2019

Dr. Dale Smith recently attended the Joint Leibniz-IZW/EAZWV/ECZM Zoo and Wildlife Health Conference 2019 (aka the European Zoo Vet Meeting) in Kolmården,Sweden. Also attending were a number of Pathobiology graduate alumni from the Zoo and Avian/Exotics programs: Mads Bertelsen, Pauline Delnatte, Maya Kummrow, Delphine Laniesse, David McLelland, Ellie Milnes, Adriana Nielsen, Rolf-Arne Olberg, Jean Paré, Doug Whiteside. Kathryn Perrin and Eva Greunz, who spent time in the Department as part of their residencies at the Copenhagen Zoo, and David Eshar, who managed the OVC Avian Exotic Service for several years, were also present.


Two presentations were given that derived from our collaborations with the Toronto Zoo: 

Milnes EL, Delnatte P, Barta JR, Léveillé AN, Smith DA, Thornton G, Nemeth N
TICK-BORNE DISEASE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE: INVESTIGATING THE EMERGENCE OF BABESIA ODOCOILEI IN CANADIAN CERVIDS

Delnatte P, Milnes EL, Vos R, Nielsen AW, Smith DA, Dutton C
WILDLIFE EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES: RISKS FOR A SEMI-URBAN ZOO, IMPORTANCE OF SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM, AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESEARCH


 

 

Dr. Ellie Milnes received second place in the student presentation competition, and was also the recipient of the The Rudolf Ippen Young Scientist Award. This very prestigious award "honours a young scientist whose scientific output, particularly the papers published in the past 12 months, document the beginning of a promising career in wildlife veterinary science, conservation medicine, or zoo animal medicine". 

OVC professor appointed Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies

Posted June 24, 2019

Dr. Shayan Sharif has been appointed as the incoming Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). Dr. Sharif begins a five-year term on September 1, 2019.

A professor of poultry immunology, Sharif has been Acting-Chair and then Chair of the OVC’s Department of Pathobiology since September 2017 and a professor in the department since 2001. He holds a DVM from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran, as well as a PhD in Immunology and Immunogenetics in Pathobiology at OVC. He received a fellowship to conduct his post-doctoral research in Immunology at The John Robarts Institute in London, Ontario.
 

Small Ruminant Veterinarians of Ontario/Sheep Veterinary Society of the UK

Posted June 22, 2019

Please join me to congratulate our graduate students who won the Graduate Student Presentation awards at the recent Small Ruminant Veterinarians of Ontario/Sheep Veterinary Society of the UK joint meeting. 
 

The winners were:

1st – Emma Borkowski

2nd – Emily Ratsep

3rd – Evelin Rejman

 

Congratulations and all the best,

Shayan Sharif

New Canada Research Chair Tier II Faculty Position in Animal Disease Genomics and Bioinformatics

Posted May 17, 2019

The Department of Pathobiology is very excited to announce a new Canada Research Chair Tier 2 tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Animal Disease Genomics and Bioinformatics.   Exceptional emerging scholars, with the potential to become world leaders in a field related to Animal Disease Genomics and Bioinformatics, are invited to apply.  Check out the full advertisement at the link below.  The deadline for applications is July 21, 2019.

https://www.uoguelph.ca/facultyjobs/postings/ad19-38.shtml

Sanofi Biogenius Challenge Canada Competition Winner

Posted April 12, 2019

Byram Bridle's lab group hosted a high school student over the past two semesters as part of the Sanofi Biogenius Challenge Canada competition. Her name is Christina Napoleoni.

She is a grade 12 student at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario and commuted round-trip from there to OVC to conduct the research while simultaneously meeting her full-time requirements for secondary school.

Her results were judged yesterday (April 12th) in the Ontario - Greater Toronto Area competition at the University of Toronto. She was awarded first place!

Her poster was entitled "Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Has Complex Effects On Oncolytic Virotherapy".

The authorship was: Christina Napoleoni, Mary Ellen Clark (technician in the Bridle Lab), Elaine Klafuric (graduate student in the Bridle Lab), Jessica Minott (undergraduate student in the Bridle lab), Glen Kim (high school teacher/mentor) and Byram W. Bridle (faculty mentor).

Many thanks to Mary Ellen, Elaine and Jessica for providing all of the front-line assistance with the training and research. Without them, this training program would not have been possible. This competition grabs the attention of scientists and industry representatives from across Canada, and involves institutions throughout the country. A first-place finish in this event reflects very well on our institution.

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