About the Program
The Summer Leadership & Research Program (SLRP) offers BSc, DVM and other summer student researchers at OVC a stimulating slate of events from May to August. The program includes a Round Table series with veterinarians and scientists working in diverse and intriguing areas, field trips to cutting-edge research facilities and the Metro Toronto Zoo, attendance at scientific conferences, and professional development workshops to prepare for conference-style sessions.
Students jump start their own academic leadership with oral presentations in May. SLRP offers students the opportunity to share project advancements and/or results with peers, and the OVC and University of Guelph community through Poster Presentations in mid-August.
Designed to nurture undergraduate students’ interest in research, academia and graduate/residency programs, financial support for the OVC Summer Leadership and Research Program is generously sponsored by the New Opportunities Career Path funding provided in the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) Special Grant at OVC. In addition, four students will be funded by the Merial Veterinary Scholars Program, and one through the Bayer Summer Student Scholarship.
It is our hope that the program will provide additional relevant activities and exposure for BSc, DVM and other OVC summer research students while complementing primary research/educational activities with individual faculty advisors.