years | 1862 to 2012 the crest
PHOTO BY KYLE RODRIGUEZ
Dave Renaud, Class of 2014, and Dr. Tony Calverley, DVM ’52, share a moment with the new
Challenge Cup trophy at the Guelph Gryphons’ “Frosty Mug” game on Jan. 20.
Challenge Cup celebrates
OVC hockey history
O N E O F OVC’ S O L D E S T traditions began a new celebrates its 50 th anniversary this year, went
era this spring with the presentation of the new undefeated in four years at OVC – never losing
Challenge Cup trophy to the winning teams in the an OVC or intramural hockey game.
college’s annual inter-class hockey tournament. “It was a wonderful tribute and a fun evening
Winners of the co-ed and women’s divisions for everyone,” said the trophy’s creator, Dr. Brad
were awarded the cup March 30 but the new Hanna, Biomedical Sciences. “Many thanks to
trophy was unveiled two months earlier at the Dave Easter, the manager of marketing and com-
Guelph Gryphons’ “Frosty Mug” game. It was a munications for U of G Athletics. It would not
winning combination: the Gryphs won 5-3 and have happened without Dave’s generosity and
the large crowd got to see the cup and help cel- enthusiasm.
ebrate OVC’s 150th anniversary. “This has been one of the most enjoyable proj-
Prior to the game, the Class of 2014’s Dave ects I’ve ever worked on. It reminds me of the
Renaud carried the new trophy to centre ice and fun I had when I played in the tournament as a
Dr. Tony Calverley, DVM ’52, dropped the puck student in the 1980s, and I hope students today
in the ceremonial faceoff. Calverley’s class, which are still enjoying it that much.”
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ovc In an article published on page 2 of the Win- has represented the area as the Liberal MP since
ter 2012 issue of The Crest, Dr. Tim Ogilvie, DVM 1993. Ogilvie was the Conservative candidate for
’75, was incorrectly identiﬁed as the Member of the riding in the 2011 federal election. The Crest
Parliament for Malpeque in Prince Edward Is- apologizes for the error.
land. The MP for that riding is Wayne Easter , who
FROM THE DEAN
Beginning the next 2012 years to
infrastructure and equipment and
swine research networks to ensure
safe food and healthy food animals
with a special focus on training food-
PHOTO BY DEAN PALMER
approaches to health;
The new integrated plan builds upon our strengths by creating new focus, including a minimally invasive
clinical areas of focus, including a minimally invasive procedures program. procedures program and a program in
recuperative and restorative therapy;
E V E R S I N C E A D A M F E R G U S O N and zation. We began the process in January
the Ontario Board of Agriculture urged 2011 with discussions at dean’s coun- research and training with new gradu-
Andrew Smith to establish a veterinary cil involving the dean, associate deans, ate programs in cancer biology and
school in the colony of Upper Canada, chairs and college administrators. Over cardiovascular biology, as well as a
our profession has evolved along with the next several months, the plan began graduate diploma program in repro-
Canadian society, and so has the way we to take shape with input and feedback ductive technology; and
educate and train veterinarians. gathered at retreats, community meet-
Therefore it’s only fitting that during ings and breakout sessions involving fac- College to develop a collaborative M.Sc.
OVC’s 150th anniversary year, we’re not ulty, staff, students and administration.
only celebrating our history but also mov- The result is a living document that For more details, I encourage you to
ing forward with a new five-year integrat- will be revised and updated as we move download the document from OVC’s
ed plan. The plan contains 13 strategic forward. And of course, we’ll continue homepage.
initiatives that provide the framework to to fulfill our mission: to educate vet- The OVC has come a long way in
help us achieve our goal of being a defin- erinarians and scientists, create new 150 years thanks to the vision and pas-
ing voice for veterinary health science in knowledge, and provide expert services sion of the thousands of people who
Ontario, Canada and beyond. to improve the health and well-being of have taught, worked and studied here.
Putting the plan together has been animals, people and the environment. To all those who participated in the
a challenging and rewarding exercise Over the next five years, some of the integrated planning process, I am sin-
involving many people in the OVC com- areas we’ll be focusing on include: cerely grateful to you for creating our
munity, with representation from every - roadmap to an even brighter future.
department and all levels of the organi- ited by addressing deficiencies in — Dean Elizabeth Stone
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Veterinarians throughout Guelph are explor- from current cases at OVC as well as questions
ing current topics in the ﬁeld at Rounds for General from referring veterinarians about cases they've
Practitioners events hosted by the OVC Health Sci- encountered in their own practices. The sessions
ences Centre. Each session covers a diﬀerent topic are free and a great networking opportunity.
and is led by OVC specialists with information Watch your email for future dates and times.
Museum display showcases
OVC’s ties with Guelph community
A S O V C C E L E B R A T E S its 150 th
anniversary, the Guelph Civic Museum
is celebrating its grand reopening in a
brand new location: the historical Loretto
convent building on Norfolk Street.
What better way to share some of OVC’s
history with the Guelph community
than to provide the first special exhibit
for the museum in its new home?
When OVC was founded in Toronto
in 1862, its primary purpose was to
train people to look after the horses that
played a vital role in the economy. But
as the importance of horsepower began
to wane and farm animals and agricul-
ture became more important, the col-
lege moved to Guelph in 1922.
“Since then, OVC has played a sig- Veterinary instruments are on display at the Guelph Civic Museum.
nificant role in shaping the city and the The exhibit continues until June 18.
surrounding community – and people
are interested in knowing more about tors have been enjoying an intriguing ing student from those early classes
what we do,” said Dr. Peter Conlon, glimpse into the challenges and accom- took all his class notes and made them
associate dean (students) and a keen plishments of OVC,” Conlon said. The into a book – Canada’s first veterinary
student of OVC history. display, entitled “OVC: 150 Years and manual – and one that was used widely
The exhibit was put together by Counting,” opened March 9 and will around the world. An original copy of
Natasha Hayward under the guidance remain open until June 18. that book is on display.
of OVC 150 co-ordinator Tara O’Brien Hayward chose a selection of arti- The exhibit also features a series of
and PhD student Lisa Cox, who has facts from the past 150 years of teach- panels with historical photos and infor-
spent the past few years poring over ing, research and service at OVC. One mation about OVC’s past. Other panels
OVC artifacts for her research on the example: When Andrew Smith, OVC’s look to the future with descriptions of
history of zoonotic diseases. “Thanks founder, began teaching, he had one veterinary work today and the life of a
to their efforts, the museum’s visi- course and one textbook. An enterpris- veterinary student.
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ovc Biomedical Sciences Profs. Brenda Coomber colorectal cancer. By focusing on two proteins
and Alicia Viloria-Petit have been awarded that aﬀect blood vessels – VEGFR and TGF-beta –
nearly $200,000 from the Canadian Cancer So- they will study how to identify which colorectal
ciety’s new innovation grant program to study cancer patients will respond and how to make
the eﬀectiveness of the drug Avastin in treating the drug more eﬀective.
New facilities support CPHAZ
CPHAZ involves more than 40 U of
G scientists, as well as government and
industry collaborators. They investigate
a variety of infectious diseases, includ-
ing food-borne diseases and diseases
affecting companion animals, food ani-
mals and wildlife.
The centre is directed by Jan
Sargeant, a professor in OVC’s Depart-
ment of Population Medicine and the
holder of a $1-million Applied Public
Health Chair funded by the Canadian
Institutes of Health Research.
Zoonotic diseases are a major public
From left: Dr. Scott Weese talks about the new facilities with U of G's health threat worldwide, said Sargeant,
associate vice-president (research) Rich Moccia, Guelph MPP Liz Sandals and veterinarians are uniquely equipped
and OVC dean Elizabeth Stone. to investigate and find solutions.
“Up to 75 per cent of emerging dis-
I N D E C E M B E R , OVC and the Univer- New laboratories and equipment eases that pose a threat to human health
sity of Guelph celebrated the opening in the facility were funded in part by originate in animal populations, whether
of new research facilities to support a $1-million grant from the Canada it’s avian flu or new strains of antibiotic-
investigations by researchers in the Foundation for Innovation and the resistant ‘superbugs,’” she said.
Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses Ontario Research Fund. The facilities “We have an important role to play
(CPHAZ). are located in space formerly occupied in developing knowledge and expertise
“Scientists and public health experts by the Animal Health Laboratory. in this area and integrating them in the
are increasingly working together to “We are grateful to CFI and to the public health system.”
protect the health of both animals and Ontario Ministry of Economic Develop- The new facility includes cryo-stor-
people,” said OVC dean Elizabeth Stone. ment and Innovation,” said Rich Moc- age equipment as well as bacteriology
“This new facility allows us to pro- cia, U of G’s associate vice-president and molecular labs plus “supercom-
vide focus and leadership in solving (research). “Their investment will allow puter” facilities for disease monitoring
important problems related to zoonotic the University to continue its strong and surveillance, which is a joint effort
diseases and to disseminate this knowl- tradition of research and education in with the Department of Mathematics
edge to inform policy decision-makers, animal-related aspects of public health and Statistics in the College of Physical
animal industries and the public.” and collaborative partnerships.” and Engineering Science.
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Jennifer Panko, an RVT in the Hill’s Pet Nutri- Panko serves as a therapeutic riding instructor
tion Primary Healthcare Centre, has received the at Sunrise Therapeutic and Learning Centre and
Award of Merit from the Ontario Association of is a member of the Canadian Animal Assistance
Veterinary Technicians for her volunteer work in Team that recently completed a spay-neuter
the community and the veterinary profession. project in Carmacks, YT.
Vaccine research targets cancer
B Y C O M B I N I N G V I R O L O G Y and immu-
nology, Prof. Byram Bridle is build-
ing a foundation for a promising new
approach to treating cancer.
Bridle, who joined the Department
of Pathobiology in January, explains
that he started by studying ways to
“hyper-activate the immune system”
so that it could attack cancer cells. He
used vaccinations to accomplish this:
“We take specific proteins from the can-
cer cells that are different or expressed
in larger amounts than in normal cells,
and use them in a vaccine. That tells Dr. Byram Bridle returns to Guelph after several years at McMaster.
the immune system ‘this is what your
tumour looks like, go get rid of it.’” cinating the patient with the cancer- being attacked by the immune system.
Other researchers have discovered that specific protein to activate the immune “Another good aspect of this is that
sometimes when people with cancer are system against the cancer cells. Then, both the viruses and the immune sys-
infected with a virus, the virus also attacks after a period of time, he takes the gene tem will search out cancer cells all over
the cancerous tumours and destroys encoding that protein and puts it in the the body. Even if just a few cells have
them. Some viruses, it turns out, actually oncolytic virus, and injects the modified spread, they can find them and destroy
prefer to invade cancerous cells, and sci- virus into the patient. them,” Bridle says.
entists are identifying those that will kill Because the immune system has Bridle, who completed his under-
cancer cells while ignoring normal ones. already been sensitized by the first vac- grad and graduate studies at Guelph,
The problem is that the immune sys- cination, it reacts more to the tumour has chosen to return to U of G after
tem is very good at finding and destroy- protein expressed by the virus than several years at McMaster University’s
ing viruses, often preventing them from to the virus itself. The virus can now Immunology Research Centre on a
getting rid of the cancer. attack the cancer cells, and the massive post-doctoral fellowship. “Here I can
“With my research, I found a way to immune response also attacks the can- work with dogs and cats at the Insti-
combine these two treatments,” explains cer. Bridle has modified the treatment tute for Comparative Cancer Investiga-
Bridle. “I was actually able to see a syner- to include a histone deacetylase inhibi- tion and refine the treatment,” he says.
gistic effect, where the benefits don’t just tor, which makes the treatment more He hopes not only to effectively treat
add together, they are multiplied.” effective at killing the cancer cells while pets with cancer, but to pave the way
Bridle’s strategy involves first vac- reducing the problem of normal cells for testing on people.
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ovc 1866 The Upper Canada Veterinary students. Robinson set up practice and farmed
School, precursor to OVC, granted its ﬁrst three near Bolton, Ont., where he died in 1901. Little
diplomas to Robert Robinson, William Elliot and is know about his classmates: Kempchell was
George Kempchell. Robinson would later serve listed as being from Ingersoll, and Elliot was
as an external examiner at OVC for ﬁnal-year from Elora.
Global development, the Guelph way
secondary school. Now more than 70
per cent pass each year.
“People think Vets Without Borders
is just about animals. But you can’t go
into a village in a developing coun-
try like Tanzania without becoming
involved in public health and environ-
mental health as well. It’s all one.”
That was the thinking behind the
PHOTO BY TARA COLLINS
Global Development Symposium: Criti-
cal Links Between Human and Animal
Health, held at U of G in May. Research-
ers in a wide range of disciplines from
Dr. Roger Thomson, DVM '75, and sociology professor Sally Humphries, over a dozen countries submitted more
director of international development studies at U of G, helped organize than 140 research abstracts dealing
the Global Development Symposium. with the symposium’s three themes:
global public health, food security and
D R . R O G E R T H O M S O N ’ S international “Later, some of the students with health, and empowering communities
involvement started simply enough. Global Vets came to the village and told for change.
“I wanted to donate my old copies us that 20 per cent of the children in Organizers say Guelph may just
of veterinary journals, rather than just the secondary school were orphaned be the best place to mix together the
throwing them out,” says Thomson, because their parents had died of various doses of hard and soft science
DVM ’75. He was given a contact in HIV/AIDS. We started a project at the that help to improve the outcomes in
Tanzania, and ultimately travelled there school where the students could learn international health programs that affect
to meet Dr. Uswege Minga, who is now to raise chickens, with the potential to people, animals and the environment.
a close friend. sell the eggs and raise money to help “U of G is unique in the way it
His purpose in Tanzania was to help these orphans.” Thomson’s connection integrates different fields,” says sociol-
a fellow veterinarian, but when they vis- to Tanzania has continued through his ogy and anthropology professor Sally
ited the village where Minga had grown work with Veterinarians Without Bor- Humphries. “Because we have OAC
up, Thomson saw that 90 of the 250 ders. and OVC as well as the more standard
children at the local primary school When Thomson visited the village in university departments, we have greater
had no desks. His simple project grew 2003, none of the 37 children at that opportunities to think outside of our
into a commitment to fund desks for elementary school who were eligible disciplines and work collaboratively in
the school. were able to pass the exam to get into a big way.”
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1891 Septimus Sisson graduates from 1916-17. He authored The Anatomy of Domestic
OVC and becomes a junior faculty member. Animals, which became a standard text on vet-
He taught anatomy at the college until 1899, erinary anatomy. Sisson Hall at Ohio State Uni-
then moved on to positions at Kansas State and versity–College of Veterinary Medicine is named
Ohio State universities. He returned to OVC in in his honour.
‘Longest road possible’ to OVC
C A L L I T T H E “T E R RY F O X E F F E C T .”
Dr. Tony Mutsaers was a child when
Terry Fox ran through the small town
outside London where Mutsaers was
living, but he’s never forgotten it. Seeing
Fox – who had lost a leg to cancer and
died before completing his fundraising
run across Canada – sparked Mutsaers’s
interest in trying to find ways to defeat
“I focus on bone cancers, which is
what Terry Fox had,” says Mutsaers,
who joined the faculty last fall in a joint
appointment between the departments
of Clinical Studies and Biomedical Sci-
ences. “My PhD research was funded by
the Terry Fox Foundation. He really did
inspire me.” Tony Mutsaers’s position combines clinical practice and cancer research.
However, the DVM ’97 grad muses
that he might have taken “the longest all research projects,” he says. “I then by consulting with the OVC oncology
road possible” to OVC. As an under- went to Cornell University’s leadership service one day a week.
grad, Mutsaers studied biochemistry at program, where veterinary medicine His new position at OVC mixes
the University of Waterloo and had a students learn more about research as a clinical practice and research to com-
research job at Labatt’s before transfer- career. That’s when I first began study- bat cancer in dogs – work that will have
ring to U of G. He landed another sum- ing cancer in animals.” implications for people with cancer.
mer research position studying a potato After graduation, Mutsaers spent a “These bone cancers occur naturally
virus at Agriculture Canada. year in general practice before return- in dogs,” he says, “so it makes sense to
That research experience and an ing to OVC for an internship, followed do the research while we treat them.
understanding of regulatory and public by an oncology residency at Purdue and OVC has the experience to run ethical
health issues helped him gain admis- consulting work in Australia, a PhD in trials with animals, and we are part of a
sion to OVC, he believes, and his inter- medical biophysics at the University of consortium to do larger trials with other
est in research continued. “Most of my Toronto and a post-doc back in Aus- veterinary schools. Our goal is to help
classmates were working in small ani- tralia. While completing his PhD, he the animals with these cancers and also
mal clinics, but my summer jobs were maintained his veterinary connections provide knowledge that can help people.”
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ovc 1937 Canada’s first successful veterinary “It is hoped the journal will form a link between
journal, The Canadian Journal of Comparative the two branches of medicine and so make
Medicine and Veterinary Science, is founded more eﬀective that active cooperation and good
by T.W.M. Cameron and Charles Mitchell, will which Sir William Osler so ably advocated
DVM ’14. Their editorial in the ﬁrst edition stated: many years ago.”
Alumnus honoured2012 city of Ottawa to
him a valuable ambassador for the
“I am very honoured and humbled
to be singled out,” Armitage said. “There
are a lot of people who have done as
much if not more – many who gave up
their lives – and received no recognition
at all. I am just happy to be around to
receive this honour because usually this
kind of thing doesn’t happen until after
you’re dead. And I have no wish to die
In addition to his service as a vet-
erinarian and business leader, Armitage
Dr. Roly Armitage, DVM ’51, second from right, and his grandson, Shaun held public office. Following a narrow
Armitage, far left, unveil a plaque at Dr. Roland Armitage Hall in West defeat in the 1990 provincial election
Carleton, Ont. Joining them are Ottawa mayor Jim Watson, right, and city as the Liberal candidate in the riding
councilor Eli El-Chantiry. of Carleton, he would go on to serve
as mayor of the Township of West Car-
A N O V C A L U M N U S H A S been hon- sands of horses over his career, earning leton and as a member of the council for
oured by the City of Ottawa for his a reputation as a leader in his profession the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-
legacy of service to the community. and the horse racing world.” Carleton.
In December, the city officially Armitage was just 17 when he vol- His many previous honours include
renamed the hall at the West Carleton unteered for service with the Royal being named to the Canadian Horse
community complex Dr. Roland Armit- Canadian Artillery in the Second World Racing Hall of Fame and the terminal
age Hall in recognition of the many con- War and took part in the Normandy building that bears his name at the Carp
tributions of Roland Armitage, DVM ’51. campaign and the liberation of France. Airport near Ottawa.
“Dr. Armitage has contributed excep- Following the war, he attended OVC “If you live long enough, people want
tional devotion and service to the citi- and graduated in 1951. to make a fuss over you,” he joked.
zens of Ottawa, the province of Ontario During his career, he earned a repu- “I think maybe the people who will
and Canada as a whole,” states a news tation as a leader in the harness-racing get the most out of this will be my
release from the city. industry and as a successful breeder of grandchildren. Some day they’ll look at
“As a veterinarian and veterinary standardbreds. His natural and infec- this plaque and think that maybe their
surgeon, Dr. Armitage cared for thou- tious enthusiasm for the sport made old Poppa wasn’t so bad after all.”
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1930s C.D. McGilvray began working McGilvray’s retirement as principal in 1945, the
on the development of a vaccine and serodi- college developed a quality teaching program
agnostic control program for Brucella abortis, in pathology and bacteriology while providing
the bacteria known as the principal cause of extensive service to the livestock industry and
brucellosis in cattle. During this period and until the provincial government.
The man behind the name
T H E O V C W A S A M O N G the first in
North America to implement aseptic
techniques for all veterinary surgical
procedures thanks to the pioneering
efforts of Dr. James Archibald.
Born in Scotland, Archibald emigrat-
ed with his family to the United States at
the age of seven. As a pre-med student at
U OF G ARCHIVE PHOTO
the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl
Harbor in 1941, he encountered difficul-
ties in enlisting in the U.S. armed forces
because he was not an American citizen.
So he joined the Royal Canadian Medical Dr. James Archibald, left, examines a dog in 1951 with help from Charley
Corps in Quebec, “the only Scot in an all Morrison and Betty Weiler.
French Canadian contingent.”
Archibald began his undergradu- America and around the world. College of Veterinary Surgeons. For his
ate studies at OVC in 1945 and was His publications included editing the many contributions to the college and
appointed to the OVC faculty upon textbooks Canine Surgery and co-editing the profession, Archibald was named the
graduation in 1949. His teaching Experimental Surgery with J. Markowitz OVC distinguished alumnus in 2001.
responsibilities included small-animal and H.G. Downie. The 1964 and 1975 Although to the undergraduates,
medicine, surgery, anesthesiology and editions of Canine Surgery remained the Archibald sometimes conveyed the
radiology. Under his leadership, “sur- standard reference texts for canine sur- image of an “arm’s length” faculty mem-
gical exercises” for veterinary students gery for many years. Experimental Sur- ber in the lecture hall and surgical suite,
were introduced in the curriculum. gery included sections on physiology and those who worked with him and knew
Archibald introduced the concept of organ transplantation techniques. He him well recognized him as a capable
aseptic surgery for all surgical proce- was also the first editor of The Canadian advisor and administrator, a caring fac-
dures conducted at OVC. Through- Veterinary Journal. ulty member and a trusted friend.
out his years as a respected surgeon, Archibald held a number of admin- In recognition of his many contri-
he made a number of contributions, istrative appointments at OVC. On the butions to veterinary medicine and
including the introduction of a new international scene, he served as presi- surgery at OVC and beyond, the small
technique for canine prostatectomy. dent of the American College of Veteri- animal clinic was named the James
In recognition of his surgical contribu- nary Surgeons and secretary-treasurer of Archibald Small Animal Clinic in 1990.
tions, he was invited to speak widely the Commonwealth Veterinary Associa- Archibald died in 2004 at the age of 86.
on his surgical techniques in North tion. He was also a member of the Royal — Dean Percy, DVM ’57
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ovc 1960 Drs. Pari Basrur and John Gilman be- technology currently headed by Dr. Allan King. The
gin pioneering research into the cytogenetic causes insights gained from studying the health impacts of
of reproductive problems and infertility in domestic reproductive technologies and strategies to boost
animals. Their early work laid the foundation for the reproduction in domestic species are also being ap-
OVC’s renowned program in animal reproductive plied to solving problems in human health.
C O N V O C AT I O N
Honorary degrees highlight
connections between animals, people
nutrition and health, supported by the
Consultative Group on International Agri-
cultural Research (CGIAR). McDermott
has devoted his career to finding ways to
protect and improve the livestock assets of
poor farmers in developing countries.
Dohoo joined the faculty of the Atlan-
tic Veterinary College in 1985 and ini-
tiated groundbreaking research in the
field of epidemiology. He is perhaps best
known for his work on the monitoring
of bovine mammary gland health and
PHOTO BY BARRY GUNN
milk quality. His textbook on veterinary
epidemiology is used around the world,
and he has won numerous awards for
his research and teaching. In 2005 he
Temple Grandin signs books for fans who lined up following her special lecture was one of the first four veterinarians to
titled “Autism, Animals and Sensory-based Thinking.” be elected as a Fellow of the Canadian
Academy of Health Sciences.
T W O O V C A L U M N I W I L L be among fare scientist and autism spokesperson An honorary degree will also be pre-
the recipients of honorary degrees to be Temple Grandin was honoured jointly sented to Dr. Motilal Madan, a renowned
presented during Convocation Week in by OVC and OAC, and renowned avi- veterinarian who pioneered embryo
June to five outstanding individuals who an pathologist Dr. Richard Witter also transfer technology in cattle and buffalo.
have achieved wide recognition for their received an honorary degree. Award-winning behavioural research-
contributions to animal and human health. McDermott is a former professor in er and psychology professor Stanley
Drs. John McDermott, DVM ’89 and the Department of Population Medicine Coren will be honoured for his dedica-
PhD ’90, and Ian Dohoo, DVM ’76 and whose expertise in epidemiology and vet- tion to understanding dogs.
PhD ’82, join a select group of distin- erinary medicine took him to Africa, where U of G will also honour George
guished scientists and community lead- he found his life’s work. Last year, he was Cohon, founder and chairman of
ers whose names were put forward by named director of the International Food McDonalds of Canada and an active
OVC and other colleges for recognition Policy Research Institute’s new research supporter of many charitable causes,
by U of G. In February, animal wel- program on agriculture for improved including the OVC Pet Trust Fund.
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150TH ANNIVERSARY CALENDAR June 15 | American Veterinary Medical History May-July | Nature of the Beast exhibit,
March 9-June 18 | Guelph Civic Museum and Society Conference | "Cross-border Connec- Macdonald Stewart Art Centre |
U of G Archives/Library exhibitions tions in Canadian and U.S. Veterinary History" Opening Night May 17
May 6-9 | Global Development Symposium June 15 | OVC 150 Celebration Dinner Nov. 3 | OVC 150 Finale Dinner
June 13 | U of G President's Dialogue June 15-17 | Alumni Weekend
OVC 150 dinner kicks off
Alumni Weekend June 15 to 17
G E T R E A D Y F O R A L U M N I Week-
end and reserve your place at a special
event: the OVC 150th celebration dinner
at Creelman Hall on June 15. Join OVC
grads, their friends and family and cel-
ebrate all that’s been accomplished in the
past 150 years. Please be sure to register
in advance; the cost is $35 per person.
June 16 will be a busy day, begin-
ning with the OVC welcome breakfast
sponsored by the OVC Alumni Associa-
tion and the OVC dean’s office. Enjoy a
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casual, buffet breakfast and a chance to
catch up with old friends over a cup of
coffee. There’s no cost, but pre-registra-
tion is required.
By the time you finish chatting, it We can’t promise a parade — like the one above that took place in Guelph
may be time for the OVC Alumni Asso- to mark OVC’s centennial in 1962 — but there will be lots to see and do at
ciation’s annual general meeting (again, Alumni Weekend 2012.
registration is required). As always, one
of the highlights will be the presenta- ing their 50th anniversary will also be Finally, Saturday evening has been
tion of the alumni awards. This year’s celebrated at this event. Please pre- set aside for class dinners. Some will
recipients are Dr. Gavin Hamilton, DVM register. be on campus and others at locations
’52, Distinguished Alumnus Award; Dr. Following the lunch, from 1:30 to around Guelph. Sunday morning is
Darren Wood, D.V.Sc. ’00, Young Alum- 4:30 p.m., you’re invited to take part in also a popular time for classmates to get
nus Award; and Dr. Conrad Van Dijk, tours of the OVC main building with together for brunch or tours of the area.
DVM ’67, Alumni Volunteer Award. student veterinarians as your guides. To register, please call 519-824-
This year the honorary alumni chair No need to register for this, just show 4120, Ext. 53965, or visit www.alumni.
for Alumni Weekend will be Edwin up and join the next tour. It’s a chance uoguelph.ca. Questions? Contact OVC’s
(Ted) Valli. The president’s lunch takes to learn about what’s changed and to alumni manager Tara Collins at 519-
place after the AGM in the University see what still (after all these years) looks 824-4120, Ext. 54454, or tcolli02@
Centre’s Peter Clark Hall. Classes mark- exactly the same. uoguelph.ca.
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ovc Drs. Claire Jardine and Dale Smith, Pathobi- CCWHC-Ontario/Nunavut, while Smith has been
ology, have stepped into leadership roles with named associate director. “Together they’ll help
the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Cen- ensure the CCWHC remains vibrant and grows
tre (CCWHC) following the retirement of Dr. Ian into new and interesting areas,” said pathobiol-
Barker. Jardine is the new regional director for ogy chair Dr. Robert Jacobs.
OUTREACH COMING EVENTS
Mini-Vet School draws
OVC Convocation | Rozanski Hall
JUNE 1517 ALUMNI WEEKEND
a crowd at OVC OVC 150 Celebration Dinner |
June 15, Creelman Hall |
Register at 519-824-4120, Ext. 53965,
From seniors to future vets as young or visit www.alumni.uoguelph.ca
as 12, the third edition of the OVC Mini-
Vet School had something for every- OVC Alumni Association AGM | June 16
OVC Lifetime Learning Centre | For info con-
one with lectures on a variety of topics
tact Tara Collins at 519-824-4120, Ext. 54454,
related to animal and human health. All
proceeds go to Global Vets, a program
that offers student veterinarians a unique
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
Bill Lord , right, and fellow opportunity to investigate animal health
Convention | Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
participants listen closely during care in developing countries. Hotel, Montreal | OVC Alumni Reception |
the opening lecture of the 2012 “We’ve got a great program this July 12 at 7:30 p.m.
OVC Mini-Vet School. year and we’re very pleased with the
response from the public,” said Tyler Professional Welcome Ceremony |
G R O W I N G U P O N A dairy farm near Jordan, one of the student organizers. War Memorial Hall
Windsor, Ont., Bill Lord expected he Jordan will be headed to Thailand this
might one day end up working with ani- summer as part of the Global Vets team. OVC 150 Finale Dinner |
mals, but then he found a different calling. “The mini-vet school is a great learn- Guelph Place Banquet Hall |
“I thought I wanted to be a veterinar- ing and networking opportunity where For info visit www.ovc150.ca or
ian, but then I ended up being a United anyone considering a career in veteri- email firstname.lastname@example.org
Church minister,” says the Guelph resi- nary medicine, or who is interested in
dent, now retired. “When I heard about learning more about animal science, can
the OVC Mini-Vet School, I thought it get a feel for what life is like at OVC
was a great opportunity. I’m especially and the amazing scope of work being
interested in the session on farm animal done by veterinarians in Guelph and
medicine.” around the world.”
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