CVER News Archive

Jul 11 2011 - 1:10pm

A truly international group gathered at UPEI for Epi‑on‑the‑Island between July 5th and 14th.

Jul 7 2011 - 1:35pm

Congratulations to Dr. Tim Burnley and Dr. Kim MacDonald of CVER who both recently succesfully defended their PhDs.

Jun 27 2011 - 12:35pm

Dr. Larry Hammell, Co-director of ERAAAD OIE Collaborating Centre, updated the OIE Aquatic Focal Points (Asia) meeting in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in April and then visited with farmers and government representatives to develop a plan for developing expertise in aquatic epidemiology in the region.

Jun 23 2011 - 2:19pm

CVER graduate student Adel Elghafghuf and his wife Salma welcomed a little baby boy, Ibrahim, born in the afternoon on June 20th. 

Jun 13 2011 - 1:47pm

Holly and Tim Burnley, both of CVER, welcomed their third child, Ryan Joseph, weighing 7 lbs 13 oz, on Friday, June 10th at 12:40am.

Jun 9 2011 - 11:00pm
The Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) Dr. Ian Gardner recently hosted the inaugural meeting of his Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) on May 31 and June 1 at the Rodd Crowbush Golf & Beach Resort in Morell, PE. 
Jun 7 2011 - 11:00am

CVER's Drs. Henrik Stryhn and Ian Dohoo recently completed the delivery of a course on survival analysis in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Jun 7 2011 - 9:05am

Dr. Dan Hurnik recently travelled to Phoenix as a speaker for the 2011 Annual meeting for the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.

Jun 7 2011 - 8:42am

New UPEI Research Chair impressed by vision, expertise at vet college.

Jun 7 2011 - 8:40am

The University of Prince Edward Island officially welcomed Dr. Ian Gardner, the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Aquatic Epidemiology, today at a reception held on campus.

Jun 7 2011 - 7:42am

Dr. J Trenton McClure, Chair of the Department of Health Management and distinguished CVER member recently received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater, Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine.

Jun 7 2011 - 7:34am

Six students to intern in Kenya this summer

University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) President Wade MacLauchlan and Jeff Wichtel, president of the PEI-based non-governmental organization, Farmers Helping Farmers (FHF), recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to formalize a long-standing, informal relationship between the two organizations that spans a decade. 

May 31 2011 - 7:34am

Charlottetown Atlantic Veterinary College has launched a program to battle Johne's disease, a bacteria that could have considerable consequences for the dairy industry in Atlantic Canada. 

May 31 2011 - 7:30am

The University of Prince Edward Island officially welcomed Dr. Ian Gardner, the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Aquatic Epidemiology, today at a reception held on campus. Dr. Gardner takes up this prestigious chair, one of just 19 across the country, as a faculty member of UPEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC).

May 26 2011 - 1:20pm

Charlottetown, P.E.I.--Johne’s disease is among the top animal health priorities of the Canadian dairy industry. The disease affects the gastrointestinal tract of cattle and can result in significant milk production losses, increased risk of culling and reduced breeding success.

May 19 2011 - 1:05pm

Selenium (Se) is a trace element that is essential in the diet of horses.

May 19 2011 - 12:59pm

Survey of euthanasia practices in animal shelters in Canada to identify ways of reducing pain, distress and fear and incorporate ‘best practice’ into guidelines for humane euthanasia. (M Cockram, A Mounchili, S McConkey, N Caffrey)

The objective of this project was to establish a baseline of knowledge regarding current euthanasia practices in Canadian animal shelters. Through a survey by questionnaire, it was determined that the majority of establishments used an injectable method of euthanasia. Very few establishments used physical or gaseous methods of euthanasia.

May 17 2011 - 10:59am

Dr. Raphael Vanderstichel was recently award the 2011 OGS Award of Distinction which goes to a convocating graduate student from AVC who excelled in their graduate program, and/or made outstanding contributions to their faculty, university and discipline.

May 17 2011 - 10:44am

The John and Carol MacLeod Award for Research Communication Excellence is awarded annually to a graduate student at the Atlantic Veterinary College who is performing research and who exemplifies skill and ability in the delivery of research findings to their peers and/or the public through written and/or oral communication. 

May 17 2011 - 10:38am

Three CVER Graduate Students were recently awarded the BMO Graduate Student Research Scholarship at the Graduate Studies and Research Days awards.  Dr. Emilie Laurin, Dr. Sihar Dorjee and  Dr. Fernanda Dorea were all recipients of this new award which aims to recognize the expanding research and graduate training programs at AVC.

May 17 2011 - 10:21am

Peter Sykes, PhD student for the Department of Health Management was recently awarded the Pfizer Graduate Student award at the Graduate Studies and Research Days Awards on May 13th.

May 17 2011 - 10:17am

Dr. Carrie Lavers, currently out on maternity leave, was recently awarded one the 2010 G. Murray and Hazel Hagerman Scholarships at the Graduate Studies and Reseach Days Awards.

May 9 2011 - 12:13pm
Congratulations to Garth Arsenault of CVER who received the 3rd Annual UPEI Safety Champion Award as a part of this year's North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week activities.
May 2 2011 - 2:15pm

Several CVER graduate students have recently reached new milestones in their research.

Apr 19 2011 - 1:46pm
Graduate Student Jennifer McCarron is the second CVER graduate student this month to welcome a new baby into her family.
Apr 12 2011 - 8:15am

CVER would like to congratulate graduate student Carrie Lavers and her husband Mike Carruthers on the birth of their little girl, Leah Frances,  weighing in at 7lbs,7oz. 

Apr 7 2011 - 1:48pm

In Kenya, a cow is never just a cow. It serves as an income generator, a line of credit, nutritious food source and the basis of pride and self worth for many of the East African country's marginalized people...

Apr 7 2011 - 1:40pm

Attention all CAVEPM enthusiasts:

Apr 7 2011 - 1:19pm

UPEI welcomes Dr. Ian Gardner, Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Aquatic Epidemiology.

Mar 8 2011 - 12:07pm

Dr. Dan Hurnik was one of the Canadian particiapants at the 1st International One Health Congress in Australia on February 14th- 16th.