<div dir="ltr"><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif">Dear Student Veterinarian,</span></p><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"><br></span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"></span><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt"></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif">Congratulations on officially becoming part of the Class of 2020! </span></p><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"><br></span></p><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt"></span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"></span><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt"></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif">My name is May Kamleh and I am a PhD student from the Department of Population Medicine at the University of Guelph. I am sending you this letter as an invitation to consider participating in a study that I am conducting under the supervision of Dr. Deep Khosa and Dr. Elizabeth Stone. My research involves your perceptions and opinions on companion-animal nutrition and care.</span></p><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"></span><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt"> </span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"></span><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt"></span><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:times"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif">It’s simple, if you either have a dog or cat, or both, or have been the primary care giver of either, you are eligible :). Participation is easy, simply complete a questionnaire that will take approximately 30 mins. Once you complete the questionnaire, you will be entered into a draw to </span><b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif">win an iPad 4 mini or an Apple watch</span></b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"> (your choice!). </span></span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"></span><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt"></span><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:times"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"> </span></span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"></span><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt"></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif">As veterinary students, your involvement in this project is very important. I am not involved in any part of your formal teaching or direct assessment, so there are no conflicts of interest in your marks. </span><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:times"></span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"></span><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt"></span><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:times"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"> </span></span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"></span><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt"></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif">Your involvement in this research is crucial and much appreciated. All your responses will remain confidential and anonymous. There are no risks associated with completing this questionnaire.</span><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:times"></span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"></span><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt"></span><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:times"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"> </span></span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"></span><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt"></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif">Thank you in advance for your consideration to participate in advancing this important research. If you wish to participate please access the questionnaire using the link below:</span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"></span><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt"></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"><br></span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"></span><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><a class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294survey-link gmail-m_2081074911653344294ng-binding" href="https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eaEdzEOPWl2qUIZ" id="gmail-m_2081074911653344294LPlnk75132" target="_blank" style="color:rgb(0,122,192);box-sizing:border-box;font-family:"qualtrics grotesque","helvetica neue",helvetica,arial,sans-serif;text-decoration:none;outline:none;font-size:17px;text-align:center">https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.<wbr>com/SE/?SID=SV_eaEdzEOPWl2qUIZ</a><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"><br></span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"></span><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt"></span><br><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt"></span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"></span><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt"></span><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:times"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif">Once you provide consent, you will be able to begin the survey. Your participation is completely voluntary. You may decline to answer any of the questions if you so wish. You may decide to stop at any point. However, you must submit your responses by <b><span class="gmail-aBn" tabindex="0"><span class="gmail-aQJ">November 19th</span></span></b></span><b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"> 2016</span></b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"> in order to be eligible to enter the draw for an iPad or Apple watch. </span></span><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:times"></span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"></span><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><br></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"></span><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt"></span><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:times"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif">If you have any questions, please contact me at <a href="mailto:mkamleh@uoguelph.ca" target="_blank">mkamleh@uoguelph.ca</a>. Alternatively, you can also contact my supervisor, Dr. Deep Khosa, at </span><a href="mailto:dkhosa@uoguelph.ca" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif">dkhosa@uoguelph.ca</span></a><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif">.</span></span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"></span><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><br></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"></span><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt"></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"><span style="font-size:12pt">This study has been approved by the University of </span><span style="font-size:12pt">Prince Edward Island's </span><span style="font-size:12pt">Research Ethics Board. Y</span><span style="font-size:12pt">ou </span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;box-sizing:border-box;font-family:cambria,serif">can contact the UPEI Research Ethics Board at <a href="tel:%28902%29%20620-5104" value="+19026205104" target="_blank">(902) 620-5104</a>, or by email at </span><span style="font-size:12pt;box-sizing:border-box;font-family:cambria,serif"><a href="mailto:reb@upei.ca" target="_blank">reb@upei.ca</a></span><span style="color:rgb(64,64,64);font-size:15px;box-sizing:border-box;font-family:arial"><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt;color:rgb(0,0,0)"> if you have any questions or </span><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt;color:rgb(0,0,0)">concerns about the ethical conduct of this study.</span></span><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt"> </span></p><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt"><br></span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"></span><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt"></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif">Cheers, </span><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:times"></span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif"></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"></span><p class="gmail-m_2081074911653344294x_Default" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:calibri,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:cambria,serif;font-size:12pt"></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:cambria,serif">May</span></p><div><br></div>-- <br><div class="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><div>Lisa Heron</div>
<div>Academic & Student Affairs</div>
<div>Atlantic Veterinary College</div>
<div>University of Prince Edward Island</div>
<div>550 University Avenue</div>
<div>Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3</div>
<div>Tel: 902-620-5128</div>
<div>E-Mail: <a href="mailto:lheron@upei.ca" target="_blank">lheron@upei.ca</a></div></div></div>
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