Summer Student Opportunities


Multiple projects related to dairy cattle health

Each trainee will be assigned to a main project, but will help out with other described projects where necessary. The student will assist in the data collection on commercial dairy farms and the analysis of qualitative data.

  • Project 1: Understanding the effects of different types of outdoor access for dry cows on transition cow health.
  • Project 2: Identify the different perspectives on antimicrobial use and stewardship in Canada. 
  • Project 3: Effective Johne’s disease control using new early disease detection assays.

Position Start Date: May 3, 2021

Position End Date: Aug 20, 2021

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Ticks & tick-borne diseases in Canada (1 position)

One summer student position is available. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team engaging research associates and subject experts from academia, government and non-government organizations working together on topics related to ticks and tick borne diseases in Canada. Successful candidates for this position will engage in team meetings and will work on a targeted risk assessment for the ALHT.  The successful candidate will also assist with the collation of surveillance and e-tick data, and with the development of tick and tick-borne disease distribution maps. 

Position Start Date: May 3, 2021

Position End Date: Aug 20, 2021

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Beef Calf Health Management (2 positions)

The successful candidates will join a team of undergraduate students, graduate students, research associates, and faculty members working together on topics related to calf health and welfare. This position specifically entails involvement in an experimental study investigating colostrum as a treatment for cryptosporidiosis in neonatal calves, which will involve intensive monitoring of calf health and ante and post-mortem biological sampling.

Position Start Date: May 3, 2021

Position End Date: Aug 20, 2021

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Precision Veterinary Medicine

We are looking for a student with expertise in Biomedical Engineering (BME) and an interest in the novel application of "wearable technology" for monitoring beef calf location, movement, proximity data at the W.A. Ranches.

Position Start Date: May 3, 2021

Position End Date: Aug 20, 2021

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For more information about the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program click here