[Avc2020] AVC Student Bulletin September 15, 2017

AVC Student Bulletin avcstudentbulletin at upei.ca
Fri Sep 15 16:39:17 ADT 2017

   - Atlantic Society of Fish & Wildlife Biologists (ASFWB) - Call for
   - Nominations for the International Canine Health Awards
   - Clinical Conference - September 20th
   - Invitation to the presentation of the Honourable Eugene F. Whelan
   Green Hat Award
   - SJDAWC's 2017 Animal Welfare in Practice Conference September 22-23
   - Volunteer Eco Students Abroad (VESA)

*Atlantic Society of Fish & Wildlife Biologists (ASFWB) - Call for papers:*

My name is Lita O'Halloran and I am the VP student representative with the
Atlantic Society of Fish and Wildlife Biologists (ASFWB) and I have a
great opportunity for you to share with your students.
We have our AGM conference coming up this* October 25-26 in Moncton, NB*.
This is an exciting opportunity for students to learn more about current
research being conducted in the field of wildlife and conservation biology
within the maritimes. Networking is a large aspect of this conference as
well - it is a great place to meet potential collaborators, develop
professional skills, and we welcome lots of student presentations. All
information is contained in the attached poster for abstract submission
which is due *October 11*. It would be really great if you could forward
this document to any Biology or Environmental Science societies or related
groups, as well as the departmental secretary for print. As I mentioned
before, this is a great opportunity for students and we really appreciate
your help to increase our reach so all interested students have a chance to
consider joining us. At this conference there is also *cash awards for the
top three student presentations*
Please feel free to use me as a point of contact if you have any questions
and/or concerns and any abstracts can be sent to our conference
organizer Beth Cameron at beth.cameron at amecfw.com.

N*ominations for the International Canine Health Awards:*

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Entries for the International Canine Health Awards are NOW OPEN!

Does the work and research of your students have a positive impact on the
health and wellbeing of dogs? If so, we would love to hear from you. Please
circulate this email amongst your students, whether you forward it on or
place it on the student Intranet, it is a great way to recognise their hard

the International Canine Health Awards
to be submitted by *30th January 2018* to be in with a chance of winning. With
two Student Inspiration Awards, in Undergraduate and Postgraduate
categories, this is a chance to demonstrate your potential to significantly
advance the frontiers of veterinary medicine for the benefit of dogs.

You can also nominate others for the International Prize in Canine Health
and/or the Lifetime Achievement Award.

With four category awards available, and prize money totalling £66,000 to
fund further study and research, it's an opportunity for canine welfare
that cannot be missed!​

*"As someone who has always aspired to work at the forefront of scientific
research, I am deeply honoured to have been chosen for this prestigious
award. I am now able to conduct costly genetic sequencing as part of my
study, which would not have been possible without the generosity of the
Kennel Club Charitable Trust."*

*Harriet Davenport, Undergraduate Student Inspiration Award winner 2017.
Read more about our 2017 winners here
We are accepting entries for the following:

*International Prize in Canine Health*

*For outstanding contribution in the field of canine health and welfare*​​

*Lifetime Achievement Award*

*A veterinarian or scientist working in a related discipline who has
dedicated much of their career to advancing the health of dogs​*​

*Student Inspiration Awards*

*Undergraduate and postgraduate awards for students studying in the UK, who
demonstrate the potential to advance the frontiers of veterinary medicine
and research in the field of dogs​​​​​​​​​​*​

*Breed Health Coordinator Award*

*Looking for individuals from Breed Health Coordinators who have
demonstrated a dedication to supporting health and welfare within their
breed over the previous year.*

Want to find out more about last years awards? ​​
Watch our video here


Click here for more information and to submit applications

*Clinical Conference - September 20th:*

Date:  Wednesday, September 20th
Start Time:  8:30 a.m.
Location:  Lecture Theatre A

Presenters & Topics:

Dr. Diana Shum - Spinal Empyema in a Dog

Dr. Marika Wagner - Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumour of the Brachial Plexus
in a Dog

Dr. Ellen Milley - Perinephric pseudocyst in a cat

*Invitation to the presentation of the Honourable Eugene F. Whelan Green
Hat Award:*

It is my pleasure to invite you to attend the presentation of the Atlantic
Veterinary College’s 2017 Honourable Eugene F. Whelan Green Hat Award on
Friday, September 22, at 1:30 pm, during the University of Prince Edward
Island’s Founder’s Day celebrations in Schurman Market Square, Don and
Marion McDougall Hall.

This year, we are honoured to present the Award to the owners and staff of
Jewell Dale Farm in recognition of their long-standing support of the
College with respect to education, research, and service programs.  Jewell
Dale Farm has supported the growth of the AVC for many years by providing
our students with teaching opportunities, welcoming AVC Vet Camp children
for visits, and participating in numerous research trials.

I encourage all of you to attend this presentation in recognition of Jewell
Dale Farm’s important contributions to AVC.


Greg Keefe, DVM, MSc, MBA

*SJDAWC's 2017 Animal Welfare in Practice Conference September 22-23:*

The SJDAWC's 2017 Animal Welfare in Practice Conference
, September 22-23, focuses on feline behaviour. The conference opens with a
free public lecture by Dr. Lynne Seibert, entitled “Preventing Behaviour
Problems in Cats.” The lecture begins at 7 p.m., Friday, September 22, in
the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, Don and Marion McDougall Hall, UPEI.
Registration is required for the presentations on Saturday, September 23.
For more information, visit awc.upei.ca.

*Volunteer Eco Students Abroad (VESA):*

 VESA volunteers will be undertaking vital humanitarian work next summer in
the Ecuadorian Amazon, Southern Africa, in the villages of Fiji and Laos in
South-East Asia.

[image: DSCN1062 (2).jpg]Our volunteers will be involved in a variety of
infrastructure projects for sanitation, fresh water and food security. They
will also assist in the education of the local children in simple English
language skills and basic hygiene through games and through core material.
Wildlife sanctuaries and refuges receive vital support through the work of
our volunteers.

This is an incredible opportunity for students to travel this summer; to
experience vibrant cultures and give something back to communities that
urgently require assistance, to educate and to be educated in a challenging

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me and we can
discuss it further. Even check out our facebook group Volunteer Eco
Students Abroad to see what current and past participants have to say!

If you are able to pass this information on could you please let me know so
that I am aware my information is reaching the students!

Furthermore you can find more information on the VESA programs at

ennedy Ihaka

*Volunteer Eco Students Abroad     *

Email: Kennedy at vesabroad.com <kennedy at vesabroad.com>

Lisa Heron
Academic & Student Affairs
avcstudentbulletin at upei.ca
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