Home » Community » WCVM in the Community

WCVM in the Community

Program links Indigenous students to science

June 02nd, 2017

High school students Trinity Johnson and Taylon Chaboyer travelled over 400 kilometres to visit the labs and clinics of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) as part of the Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education program from May 8 to 12. The national program offers Indigenous students in Grade 11 the chance to spend a week learning in …

Full story »

Artists bring Indigenous knowledge to WCVM

An ethereal landscape fills a first-floor hallway at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). At the far left, a bison greets the sunrise. Animals are woven in throughout the tableau, with a sky that turns from day to night in a swirling bloom of colours. The busy corridor — typically full of students taking a break from their work …

April 06th, 2017 Full story »

samantha deamel

Vet students help Equine Expo gallop along

When it comes to the equine care available at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), clinicians have access to many advanced technologies and tools that allow them to provide cutting edge care. While those who work with them daily are familiar with them, many horse owners don’t get a chance to see these tools in action unless their animal …

January 27th, 2017 Full story »

WCVM donor receives philanthropy award

As part of National Philanthropy Day celebrations, the Saskatoon chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals awarded Jacqui Shumiatcher for her decades of generosity to the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and its students. At a National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Nov. 15, Jacqui was recognized with an Honoured Supporter Award—one of 23 awards presented by the association to individuals, …

November 17th, 2016 Full story »

Photo essay: Veterinarians in the North

In May 2016, students from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) — along with their supervisors and volunteers from across Saskatchewan — spent a weekend in La Ronge, Sask., conducting wellness clinics and spaying and neutering pets in the community. Caitlin Taylor of Saskatoon, Sask., WCVM’s summer research communications intern, documented the clinic’s activities over the course of the …

August 12th, 2016 Full story »