<div dir="ltr"><span lang="EN-US"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b><ul><li><b>A message from Dean Greg Keefe</b><br></li><li><b><b>Register by Monday for Zoetis-AVC Buddy-Mentor Supper--Sept. 26</b><br></b></li><li><b><b>VHM 411 Seminar Series--Sept. 28</b><br></b></li><li><b><b><b>Information session re Weight Watchers--September 28</b><br></b></b></li><li><b><b><b style="font-family:arial,sans-serif"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Presentation about Banfield Pet Hospital--register by Sept. 28</font></b><br></b></b></li><li><b><b><b style="font-family:arial,sans-serif"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b><span style="color:black">Third annual International Livestock Forum student travel fellowships available--applications due October 30, 2016</span></b><br></font></b></b></b></li><li><b><b><b style="font-family:arial,sans-serif"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b><span style="color:black"><b style="color:rgb(34,34,34)">Backpacking with a purpose--deadline to apply November 17</b><br></span></b></font></b></b></b></li></ul><div><br></div></b></font></span><div><b style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">A message from Dean Greg Keefe</b><br></div><div><span lang="EN-US"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></span></div><div><span lang="EN-US"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">The AVC community will be invited to participate in College strategic planning activities in the coming weeks and months. </font></span><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">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Planning), it is apparent that while the overarching themes remain pertinent today, many components were quickly outdated due to the rapid rate of change the College has faced.</font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">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.</font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">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. </font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Regards</font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Greg</font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">-30-</font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Registration extended for Zoetis-AVC Buddy-Mentor Supper</b></font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><br></p><p class="MsoNormal">Please register by <b>4 p.m. on Monday, September 26</b>, 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 invitation.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><br></p><p class="MsoNormal">-30-</p><p class="MsoNormal"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></p></div></div></div><div><p class="MsoNormal"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b>VHM 411 Seminar Series</b><br></font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b><span><span>Wed., Sept 28, </span></span>Lecture Theatre A, <span><span>8:30 a.m.</span></span></b></font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> </font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Kayley Smith: <span style="color:rgb(0,0,255)">Erysipelothrix Outbreak on a PEI Pig Farm</span></font></p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b></b></font><p class="MsoNormal"><b><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> </font></b></p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b></b></font><p class="MsoNormal"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Erica Hess: <span style="color:rgb(0,0,255)">Gastrointestinal Stasis: The Silent Killer of Rabbits</span></font></p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b></b></font><p class="MsoNormal"><b><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> </font></b></p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b></b></font><p class="MsoNormal"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Lauren Korecky: <span style="color:rgb(0,0,255)">Chylothorax in a Domestic Longhair Cat</span></font></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,255)"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"></font></span><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,255)"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> </font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> </font><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Everyone is welcome!</font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">-30-</font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></p><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Information session re Weight Watchers--September 28</b></font></div><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></div><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">The AVC Wellness Committee <div style="display:inline">​is getting ready for a new Weight Watchers Series at UPEI.  </div>​Please see the attached poster regarding overview and upcoming registration on <b>September 2</b><div class="gmail_default" style="display:inline"><b>​8th</b> (rescheduled from September 2​</div>1st<div class="gmail_default" style="display:inline">​)​</div>.  For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact the AVC Wellness Committee Coordinator Tammy Muirhead at <a href="mailto:tmuirhead@upei.ca" target="_blank">tmuirhead@upei.ca</a></font></div><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></div><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">-30-</font></div><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></div><p class="MsoNormal"><b><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Presentation
about Banfield Pet Hospital on October 4--register by September 28</font></b><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><b><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> </font></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">You're invited to a lunch-time presentation given by Dr. Megan Garrison
and Dr. Tasha Wilson of Banfield Pet Hospital.<b> </b>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!<span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> </font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b>When: October
4th, 2016, 12:30-1:20 PM</b><span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Where: Lecture
A</b><span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> </font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">To RSVP,
please contact your Banfield Student Ambassador no later than <b>September 28</b> with
your meal preference:<span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> </font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Tara
Fernandez</b><span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b>DVM
Candidate, 2018</b><span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b><a href="mailto:Tmfernandez@upei.ca" target="_blank">Tmfernandez@upei.ca</a></b><span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b><a href="https://docs.google.com/a/upei.ca/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfVVN9dT_IasE10FxKitPb0F1vGp0KcA_4417sD0FMPRIv_w/viewform" target="_blank">https://docs.google.com/a/<wbr>upei.ca/forms/d/e/<wbr>1FAIpQLScfVVN9dT_<wbr>IasE10FxKitPb0F1vGp0KcA_<wbr>4417sD0FMPRIv_w/viewform</a></b><span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> <span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b>What
questions do <i>you</i> have about Banfield Pet Hospital? L</b>et us know, and we’ll be sure our
presenter answers them. We look forward to seeing you there!<span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> </font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal">































</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">-30-<span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><br></p><div><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b><span style="color:black">Third annual
International Livestock Forum student travel fellowships available--applications
due October 30, 2016</span></b><span style="color:black"><span></span></span></font></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">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.</span><span style="color:black"><span></span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><b><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></span></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Selected
students will participate in the following (schedule subject to change):<span></span></font></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"></p><ul><li><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Welcome
reception at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) on Thursday, January 5<br></font></li><li><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Industry
tour and ILF reception on Friday, January 6 <br></font></li><li><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">ILF
on Saturday, January 7<br></font></li><li><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Rodeo
at NWSS on Saturday, January 7<br></font></li></ul><p></p>







<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">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.<span></span></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">For the online
application and more information on the ILF and student program, please visit <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001K6yneQAIsnA1qfTCuWECLcPiYlPH9A3EpXQTGiYABxLtyAkjYVdglyqYeTigO6uBeE-8aWj6l-2ZV2_N1icEd0xuaeIn9xVVMYBGKiHzkT8p524FD8ufId-UCXR-ldjKRBYj2Ie4VuwnQL4Px7x1ackrWYQlJM7cjdtz5TwNcTFlIOxdD6yf5xjXhZFGnN1vPCrMBf_hA84JemV81U5AHEVL6aNI4owa&c=mxWdr1KPEYa5Qhcd4Z4VKqTWmsMwA56rnbQmpjoioOIeAL4IrlZYSg==&ch=-QZCnWl7kZajUJJRY1ENcsJKWth1fjmYAHzTiPqpz5g3NSWfdepTCA==" target="_blank"><span style="color:blue">http://ansci.agsci.colostate.<wbr>edu/international-livestock-<wbr>forum/</span></a> <span></span></font></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Sincerely,<span></span></font></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Wendy Woerner<span></span></font></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">ILF Student Program
Co-Lead<span></span></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">-30-</font></span></p></div><div><b><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></b></div><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Backpacking
with a purpose--deadline to apply November 17</b><br></font></div><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b><br></b></font></div><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">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. <span style="color:black">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!</span><span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><br></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">If
you're into cultural exchange, meaningful community service, and off-the-beaten
path adventure, <u>apply by November 17 </u>to secure an interview for one of
your top choice programs!<span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b><br></b></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">*Financial assistance is available for all students on our 35- and
40-day programs.<span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> </font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Check out
where we go: </font><a href="http://www.operationgroundswell.com/" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif" target="_blank"><b>www.operationgroundswell.<wbr>com</b></a></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b> </b><span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Summer
programs are open in the following countries and regions:<span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> <span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">India: –
Education or Gender Rights<span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Southeast
Asia – Conservation or Youth Empowerment<span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Middle
East – Human Rights<span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Ghana –
Global Health<span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Tanzania –
Social Innovation<span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Guatemala
– Fair Trade Justice or Peace & Conflict<span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Peru –
Environment and Health<span></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></p><p class="MsoNormal">

































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