Innovation

The veterinary college’s exceptional mix of basic and clinical scientists, its newly upgraded facilities and technological resources, and its thriving graduate program all combine to make this institution an effective force in the research world with great potential to expand its efforts in bridging animal and human health.

Collaboration

Faculty members and graduate students at the WCVM participate and collaborate in a number of multi-disciplinary research groups that bring together scientists who work on campus or in other centres around the world. In the past decade, the WCVM has encouraged collaborations between basic and clinical researchers to increase its expertise in translational health research and to optimize the college’s resources.

Research publications

From the journal Advances in Parasitology to the journal Zoonoses and Public Health, WCVM scientists disseminate their research results to the broader research community through the publishing of articles and manuscripts.  This enables researchers to build upon the work of others in an ever-expanding collection of knowledge.

Internal research funding

WCVM faculty researchers are able to apply for grants through several internal programs that are supported financially by the WCVM, the University of Saskatchewan, and our many donors.  These programs enable our researchers to develop small, self-contained research projects, as well as providing seed funding for pilot studies which may lead to larger, externally-funded projects.  From 2015-16 to 2019-20, the WCVM provided over $3.4 million in internal research funding.

Some of our most popular internally-funded grants include:

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Contact

Research and Graduate Studies Office, Room 4116
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
52 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK   S7N 5B4   
wcvm.research@usask.ca

Dr. Lynn Weber, Interim Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies 
Tel: 306-966-8734

Jaime Provo, Clerical Assistant
Tel: 306-966-7453