The One Voice presentation and Hot Topic discussion is hosted annually at each college and organized by the SCVMA Sr. Representative.

Students can attend to learn about the various CVMA initiatives and participate in a 'Hot Topic' discussion on subject matter the SCVMA Committee agrees is one of importance.

This year’s Hot Topic is: 'Leadership in veterinary medicine'.

List of 2023/2024 Lunch and Learns

Atlantic Veterinary College

Date: Wednesday, October 25
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Title: Leadership in Veterinary Medicine: Lessons Learned From Others
Speaker: Dr. Etienne Cote

This interactive presentation is titled "Lessons Learned From Others" to reflect on how leadership is shaped by experiences and the influence of other people. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss how opportunities, difficulties, and unexpected twists can contribute to success and failure, and how this process contributes to results and future goals.

Link to register will be posted on the AVC SAVS Facebook group.

Faculté de médecine vétérinaire de l'Université de Montréal (FMV)

 To be announced.

Ontario Veterinary College

 To be announced.

University of Calgary - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM)

Date: Thursday, November 30
Time: 5 - 6 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Erin Heck

From Guinea Pig to Practice owner.  A less than graceful tumble through the leadership tales of a 2012 grad. Fatal flaws to fatal mistakes and everything in between. 

Details on registering will be provided on the UCVM DVM Students Facebook page.

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Date: Monday, October 30
Time: 12:30 - 1:20 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Loewen

When people hear the word 'leader', they may think of world leaders — prime ministers, presidents, etc. — or CEOs of major corporations. What if we could all learn to lead and make positive changes to empower those around us? Dr. Loewen will discuss what she's learned from the good leaders she's worked with, and her personal experience of leadership in veterinary medicine.

Click here to register!