[Avc2020] Fwd: AVC News for September 2018

Lisa Heron lheron at upei.ca
Tue Sep 18 08:48:55 ADT 2018


AVC News Brief for September 2018

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AVC holds popular Open House on September 29

AVC’s 30th annual Open House will take place on Saturday, September 29,
from 10 am until 2 pm. Hosted by AVC students, faculty, and staff, this
family-friendly event offers the community an opportunity to get an inside
view of a busy veterinary college.
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Whale stranding focus of AVC’s 2018 Animal Welfare in Practice conference

The Atlantic Veterinary College’s 2018 Animal Welfare in Practice
conference shines a spotlight on the timely topic of whale stranding.
Keynote speaker Dr. Michael Moore, Director, Marine Mammal Center at Woods
Hole Oceanographic Institution, Cape Cod, will give a public lecture called
“Food for Thought: How we all kill whales” on Friday, September 14, at 7
p.m., in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, Don and Marion McDougall Hall,
UPEI. The conference will take place at UPEI and AVC from September 14 to
15.
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AVC plans to install minke whale skeleton in its learning commons

AVC is embarking on an exciting project that will celebrate its
long-standing relationship with the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative
and recognize the remarkable career of renowned wildlife pathologist Dr.
Pierre-Yves Daoust, Professor Emeritus, who retired from AVC in 2018.
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AVC welcomes Class of 2022

The Class of 2022 officially started their veterinary education on August
24 at their 2018 AVC-CVMA Blue Coat Ceremony. The new students were
presented with blue lab coats, signifying the beginning of their four-year
journey toward their doctor of veterinary medicine degrees.
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AVC mourns the loss of alumna Dr. Helene Van Doninck

Faculty, staff, and students at the Atlantic Veterinary College were deeply
saddened to learn of the death on August 10 of renowned wildlife
veterinarian Dr. Helene Van Doninck, AVC Class of 1991.

Dr. Van Doninck dedicated her life to helping animals, particularly
injured, sick, or orphaned wildlife. She and her husband, Murdo Messer,
established the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Brookfield, Nova
Scotia, in 2001. She was a recognized international expert on the treatment
of oiled birds. She worked to eliminate the use of lead in hunting and
fishing because of its impact on wildlife, especially eagles.

“On behalf of AVC, I extend deepest sympathy to Murdo, their family and
friends, and the many people who were affected by Helene’s dedication to
caring for wild animals,” says Dean Greg Keefe. “In addition to her
remarkable record as a veterinarian, Helene was a wonderful teacher who
freely and gladly passed on her knowledge and expertise in the care of
wildlife to our students. We miss her dearly.”

In July she was the recipient of the Canadian Veterinary Medical
Association’s Humane Award for her dedication to caring for injured
wildlife, and in April, AVC’s Award of Excellence in Veterinary Medicine
and Animal Care.
DVM and science students learn about research

The Atlantic Veterinary College's 2018 Summer Research and Leadership
Program wrapped up on Wednesday, August 29, with the presentations of
awards for poster presentations. The three-month program introduces
veterinary and science students to careers in veterinary and biomedical
research.
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Lisa Heron
Academic & Student Affairs
Atlantic Veterinary College
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3
Tel: 902-620-5128
E-Mail: lheron at upei.ca
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