[Avc2020] AVC Student Bulletin--September 16, 2016

AVC Student Bulletin avcstudentbulletin at upei.ca
Fri Sep 16 12:25:29 ADT 2016

*Part-time dairy farm milker needed *
*Information sessions about Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment
   Contest--Sept. 19&22 *
*VHM 411 Seminar Series--Sept. 21 *
   - *Information sessions about scholarships and awards--Sept. 21&27*
*Registration for new Weight Watchers series--Sept. 21 *
*Nutrition symposium with Dr. Jackie Parr--Sept. 23 *
*Registration deadline for Zoetis-AVC Buddy-Mentor Supper--Sept. 23 *
*One week to AVC Open House--Sept. 24 *
   - *Cat-sitter needed--Sept. 29-Oct.2*
*Animal Welfare in Practice 2016: Sheep Welfare--Sept. 30-Oct. 1 *

*Part-time dairy farm milker needed*

We are looking to hire a part-time dairy farm milker. Approx. 5 hours per
day. (approx. 5:30 am - 8 am and 3:45 pm - 6:15 pm). We have a 45-cow herd
with milking in a parallel parlor setting. Paying $14.50/hour. Must have
own transportation and be punctual. Experience preferred but willing to
train the right individual. Please send your resume/info to
dhaansd at gmail.com.


*Information sessions about Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Contest*

The Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Contest will take place at Ohio
State University from November 12-13. Students interested in participating
are asked to send an email to mcockram at upei.ca by *September 22*.The AVC
Animal Welfare Club will hold a lunchtime information session about the
contest on* Monday, September 19*, in Lecture Theatre A. There will also be
an opportunity to get further information, ask questions, and discuss the
contest in Room 280N at *12.30 p.m. on Thursday, September 22*. For more
details, please see attachment.


*VHM 411 Seminar Series*

*Wed., Sept. 21, Lecture Theatre A, 8:30 a.m*.

Please join us for House Officers' last week (SA Doctors)

*Genevieve Luca: **Anesthesia for a Forelimb Amputation in a Cat*

*Philip Hyndman: **Peripheral arteriovenous fistula in a feline patient*

*Emilia Bourassi: **Biliary obstruction and toxoplasmosis in a cat *

Everyone is welcome!


*Information sessions about scholarships and awards*

Keith Lawlor, Manager of Scholarships, Awards, and Financial Aid for UPEI,
will be conducting additional scholarship information sessions at the times
outlined below, where he  will discuss 1st and 2nd semester cycle
applications, UPEI's Celebrating Student Achievement program, the George
Coles Bursary program, and answer any questions pertaining to scholarships
and awards. Please encourage your students to attend one of the following

   - *Wednesday September 21st from 12pm-1pm, Computer Lab 312, Robertson
   - *Wednesday September 21st from 5:30pm-6:30pm, **Computer Lab 312,
   Robertson Library*
   - *Tuesday September 27th from 12pm-1pm, **Computer Lab 312, Robertson

In addition, see below for information about a few unique and upcoming
scholarship opportunities. These awards are not specific to an individual
faculty or school, and students in all areas are encouraged to apply. Most
of these are unique to our regular cycle applications. Please do not
hesitate to let Keith know if you have any questions.

Captain Nichola K.S. Goddard Scholarship
<http://files.upei.ca/scholarships/award_cycle-first_semester.pdf> -
Due October
1st - (1 x $2500) Awarded to a student in any faculty who is engaged in a
project with focus on issues relevant to indigenous peoples whether in
Canada or internationally. The project should be for academic credit at
UPEI. Proposal must include a description of their project and a timeline.

Harry MacLauchlan Scholarships in Entrepreneurial Leadership
<http://www.upei.ca/studentlife/scholarshipsandawards/511> - Due October 1st -
(3 x $5000, renewable) Open to full-time UPEI students entering 3rd year in
any school/faculty, who has demonstrated entrepreneurial initiative through
past or current experience, has plans to undertake an entrepreneurial
career on PEI, and has achieved a minimum of 75% or greater in their first
two years of study. For renewal in 4th year, recipients must have achieved
academic standing of 75% or greater in the previous year, and provide an
update report on the status of their business venture.

MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing
Due October 6th - (50+ x $500) Available for returning undergraduate
students who have produced outstanding written work during the previous
academic year (September 1 to August 31) in various capacities. Please
refer to link.

Florence Simmons Global Experience Scholarships
<http://www.upei.ca/studentlife/scholarshipsandawards/922> - (17 x $1000)
Deadline NA - Awarded to students enrolled in a bachelor or graduate degree
program who will study abroad as part of their UPEI education. Students
need to provide documentation that confirms their plan to study abroad.

Thunder Cove Breast Cancer Award
<http://www.upei.ca/studentlife/scholarshipsandawards/593> - Due December
1st - (1 x $2000) Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student who has
an expressed interest in pursuing a project directly related to the care,
prevention and/or cure of breast cancer.

As always, please encourage students to visit the Scholarships and Awards
Office at any time in Kelley Memorial Building - Offices 232/233.


*Registration for new Weight Watchers series*

The AVC Wellness Committee
​is getting ready for a new Weight Watchers Series at UPEI.
​Please see the attached poster regarding overview and upcoming
registration on *September 21st*.

*For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact the AVC Wellness
Committee Coordinator, Tammy Muirhead at tmuirhead at upei.ca
<tmuirhead at upei.ca>*


*Nutrition symposium with Dr. Jackie Parr on Sept. 23*

Please join us on *Friday, September 23, **5-9 pm*, for a Nutrition
Symposium with Dr. Jackie Parr! We will begin with an in-depth overview on
how to perform a nutritional assessment on each and every patient. Dr. Parr
will then focus on gastrointestinal (GI) diseases and appropriate
management strategies for dogs and cats. All AVC veterinary students,
interns, residents, graduate students, technicians, and veterinarians are

Dinner will be provided by Royal Canin. To sign up, and for more
information, please follow the link below and click "Register"


Please direct any questions to:
Sarah Lynch- sklynch at upei.ca or Genevieve Machum- gmachum at upei.ca


*Register for Zoetis-AVC Buddy-Mentor Supper by Sept. 23*

Don't miss this year's Buddy-Mentor Supper on September 29 at 5 pm in AVC
286/287. It's a great opportunity to share a tasty meal with your mentor
and other buddies.  Check out the attached invitation and be sure to fill
out and submit the form. Deadline to register is *Friday, September 23*.


*One week to AVC Open House!*
Hey everyone, AVC Open House is just a week away! Next week the push will
be on to get everything in place when the doors open at *10 a.m. on
Saturday, September 24*. Thanks very much to all students involved in
organizing this great event. If you have any questions, please contact
Janice MacWilliam at jmacwilliam at upei.ca or (902) 566-0589.


*Cat-sitter needed **Sept. 29-Oct 2*

Jennifer White is looking for someone to care for her cat while she is away
from *September 29th to October 2nd*. The person must be willing to stay
overnight. Payment is $100.00 for the 3 nights/4 days.

Eddi is a handsome, very sweet and cuddly 13-year-old cat who has developed
some heart and kidney issues over the last couple of years. As a result, he
takes medication twice a day (morning and evening). He is very easy to pill
and other than this is very low maintenance, but does get lonely and a
little down if he spends overnights or extended amounts of time alone. See
attached photo.

If you are interested, please contact Jennifer at jpwhite at upei.ca or by
phone at 1(902) 940-6548.


*Animal Welfare in Practice 2016: Sheep Welfare*

Please join us from *Sept. 30-Oct. 1* to learn about sheep welfare, with an
emphasis on putting the NFACC Code of Practice into action to improve sheep
welfare. Speakers are Drs. Paula Menzies (Ruminant Health Management Group,
U of Guelph) and Michael Cockram (AVC), and Mr. Andrew Hebda, NS Purebred
Sheep Producers.

Detailed program and registration form are at awc.upei.ca. The conference
is hosted by the SJDAWC and AVC Animal Welfare and Small Ruminant Clubs,
with assistance from the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada.


Anna MacDonald
External Relations Officer
avcstudentbulletin at upei.ca
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