[Avc2020] AVC Student Bulletin--September 23, 2016

AVC Student Bulletin avcstudentbulletin at upei.ca
Fri Sep 23 12:46:22 ADT 2016

* - A message from Dean Greg Keefe - Register by Monday for Zoetis-AVC
Buddy-Mentor Supper--Sept. 26 - VHM 411 Seminar Series--Sept. 28 -
Information session re Weight Watchers--September 28 - Presentation about
Banfield Pet Hospital--register by Sept. 28 - Third annual International
Livestock Forum student travel fellowships available--applications
due October 30, 2016 - Backpacking with a purpose--deadline to apply
November 17 *
*A message from Dean Greg Keefe*

The AVC community will be invited to participate in College strategic
planning activities in the coming weeks and months.

Organizational planning processes have evolved a great deal over the past
decade. The pace of change most enterprises experience has led to a move
towards more “agile” planning processes with shorter time windows and
streamlined development processes.  If one examines the 5-year strategic
plan for AVC developed in 2010 (G Drive – AVC_Dean/Strategic Planning), it
is apparent that while the overarching themes remain pertinent today, many
components were quickly outdated due to the rapid rate of change the
College has faced.

With this in mind, Dean’s Council has launched a planning process focused
on a 2 to 3 year time horizon. The goal will be a more concise, accessible
and focused document that outlines the direction of the College and can be
referred to routinely as an aid in informing decision-making.

Over the next few weeks, Dean’s Council will complete the initial framing
process for the plan.  Following that step, there will be broad College
engagement, as we move through the stages of plan development.  I strongly
encourage you to participate in the process to help produce a plan that
re-energizes AVC for a vibrant and flourishing future.




*Registration extended for Zoetis-AVC Buddy-Mentor Supper*

Please register by *4 p.m. on Monday, September 26*, for our annual
Zoetis-AVC Buddy-Mentor Supper. The supper will take place on Thursday,
September 29, at 5 p.m. Please register via the link on the attached


*VHM 411 Seminar Series*

*Wed., Sept 28, Lecture Theatre A, 8:30 a.m.*

Kayley Smith: Erysipelothrix Outbreak on a PEI Pig Farm

Erica Hess: Gastrointestinal Stasis: The Silent Killer of Rabbits

Lauren Korecky: Chylothorax in a Domestic Longhair Cat

 Everyone is welcome!


*Information session re Weight Watchers--September 28*

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 2*
*​8th* (rescheduled from September 2​
.  For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact the AVC Wellness
Committee Coordinator Tammy Muirhead at tmuirhead at upei.ca


*Presentation about Banfield Pet Hospital on October 4--register by
September 28*

You're invited to a lunch-time presentation given by Dr. Megan Garrison and
Dr. Tasha Wilson of Banfield Pet Hospital. The topic covered will be an
“Introduction to Banfield Pet Hospital,” their Optimum Wellness Plans, what
student programs we have to offer veterinary students, and insight about
what it is like working at Banfield from an AVC graduate! Lunch will be
provided, and there will be tons of Banfield swag available!

*When: October 4th, 2016, 12:30-1:20 PM*

*Where: Lecture A*

To RSVP, please contact your Banfield Student Ambassador no later than
28* with your meal preference:

*Tara Fernandez*

*DVM Candidate, 2018*

*Tmfernandez at upei.ca <Tmfernandez at upei.ca>*


*What questions do you have about Banfield Pet Hospital? L*et us know, and
we’ll be sure our presenter answers them. We look forward to seeing you


*Third annual International Livestock Forum student travel fellowships
available--applications due October 30, 2016*

Colorado State University (CSU) and the National Western Stock Show (NWSS)
have partnered to bring together industry experts for a multi-day event to
discuss global livestock and meat production. The third annual
International Livestock Forum (ILF) will be held in Fort Collins, CO,
January 6-7, 2016, in conjunction with the NWSS in Denver, CO. As part of
the ILF, a 1-1/2 day student-only program and tour will be provided for
selected students on January 5 and 6, as well as an additional day of
student-only tours at the NWSS on January 8.

Selected students will participate in the following (schedule subject to

   - Welcome reception at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) on
   Thursday, January 5
   - Industry tour and ILF reception on Friday, January 6
   - ILF on Saturday, January 7
   - Rodeo at NWSS on Saturday, January 7

Recipients will receive the following: $500 voucher for students flying in
for the ILF; $100 voucher for students driving to the ILF; four nights of
lodging; Thursday evening meal and all meals on Friday tour day;
complimentary registration for the 2017 ILF, including free meals and an
impressive lineup of keynote speakers and elite industry panelists; NWSS
badge for admission during entire show; one rodeo ticket for Saturday
night's Colorado versus the World rodeo at the NWSS. Please note that
students will be responsible for booking their own travel to/from Denver,
CO, for the program.

For the online application and more information on the ILF and student
program, please visit http://ansci.agsci.colostate.


Wendy Woerner

ILF Student Program Co-Lead


*Backpacking with a purpose--deadline to apply November 17*

Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that runs international
volunteering programs, focusing on social justice issues and working
alongside local activists, organizations, and communities. We are looking
for globally conscious and socially active students who want to explore
some of the most complex and beautiful countries in the world!

If you're into cultural exchange, meaningful community service, and
off-the-beaten path adventure, *apply by November 17 *to secure an
interview for one of your top choice programs!

*Financial assistance is available for all students on our 35- and 40-day

Check out where we go: *www.operationgroundswell.com*

Summer programs are open in the following countries and regions:

India: – Education or Gender Rights

Southeast Asia – Conservation or Youth Empowerment

Middle East – Human Rights

Ghana – Global Health

Tanzania – Social Innovation

Guatemala – Fair Trade Justice or Peace & Conflict

Peru – Environment and Health

Can’t travel in the summer? Join us for our alternative breaks in the
winter and spring!


Anna MacDonald
External Relations Officer
avcstudentbulletin at upei.ca
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