CAHLN/RCTLSA Graduate Student Travel Awards

We are soliciting applications for Graduate Student Travel Awards for the 2017 Annual CAHLN Meeting at the Animal Health Laboratory, Guelph, ON from Jun 4-7, 2017.

The travel awards are intended to help defray the cost of travel and lodging for students traveling to the Annual CAHLN meeting from sites distant to the host site, encouraging student excellence in their laboratory discipline, developing presentation skills (verbal, written, organizational), and promoting networking of students with veterinary laboratorians. This year, funds are available for 2 travel awards of $500 each.

Trainees in a Master’s, PhD or residency program enrolled in any discipline in veterinary laboratory medicine [including epidemiology, immunology, microbiology (bacteriology, food safety, mycology and virology), molecular diagnostics, parasitology, pathology (anatomic and clinical), public health, and toxicology] are encouraged to apply.

To apply for a CAHLN Graduate Student Travel Award:

  1. Register for the meeting and submit an abstract through the CAHLN abstract submission here. (payment can be deferred until the abstract is accepted)
  1. Following submission of your abstract, please send an email to the Awards Committee of CAHLN, c/o Dr. Melanie Barham at 519-824-4120X53364 indicating that you are applying for a graduate student travel award.  Attach the following 3 additional documents:
  1. A brief letter stating your role in the work and the significance of the work to veterinary diagnostic medicine (include a copy of the abstract to be presented);
  1. A brief curriculum vitae; and
  • A letter of support from your mentor.

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is February 20, 2017 (the deadline for submission of Annual Meeting abstracts)


Also of interest to graduate students:


CAHLN Graduate Student Presentation Award

A plaque is awarded annually to a graduate student based on the quality of their presentation at the CAHLN annual meeting.  For this year there will be one oral presentation award and one poster presentation award. Presentations are judged on the originality of the subject, contribution of the presentation to our knowledge base, the student’s understanding and delivery of the topic, and their ability to deal with questions.