https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/strategic-planning/

OVC Impact

OVC will be the source for societally relevant expertise and innovative solutions in veterinary medicine and One Health in Canada and beyond.

With so much information available these days, how can facts be effectively gathered and informed decisions made? Decisions at regional, national and global levels are ideally made through well-informed government policy, and that means organizations like OVC must ensure that the right information is in the hands of those making the decisions. Individuals similarly need high quality information to make decisions around health for their own animals as well as themselves. To create valuable, consistent and current communications with external stakeholders, OVC will build on both internal and external communications strengths to ensure we are sharing and celebrating the important research, education and clinical activity taking place on our campus.

As part of our Strategic Plan, we will enhance our public outreach and communication, and continue to raise the profile of our people, programs and leading-edge research. Through a variety of outreach opportunities, we will increasingly be seen as a critical source for science-based information that informs public policy.

Great communication starts at the heart of the action and to this end, OVC will create a communications hub to support the effective sharing of information across our campus, encouraging consistent and timely communications and improved collaboration.

Key Objectives:

  • Strengthen OVC’s internal communications structure to encourage collaborative, efficient and timely communication

  • Increase OVC involvement in relevant government and industry discussion and decisions related to veterinary medicine and One Health

  • Increase our presence in media, highlighting OVC’s world-class research, clinical activities and expertise in veterinary medicine and One Health