Fisheries and Oceans minister visits AVC

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Fisheries and Oceans Minister John Wilkinson addresses students and faculty at a town hall meeting at AVC. Looking on are MSc student Ashley McKibbon, moderator for the meeting, and Sean Casey, Parliamentary Secretary and MP for Charlottetown.

The Honourable John Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, and Sean Casey, Parliamentary Secretary and MP for Charlottetown, visited UPEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College on Wednesday, March 13, as part of the Minister's 2019 Oceans Campus Tour. During this tour, the minister is visiting universities on both Canadian coasts offering programs focusing on issues that are key to Fisheries and Oceans’ mandate. These include marine mammals, climate change, marine protected areas, oceans plastics, marine pollution, conservation, and aquaculture. 

Minister Wilkinson and Mr. Casey toured AVC with Dr. Greg Keefe, Dean of AVC, and Dr. Larry Hammell, Interim Dean of Graduate Studies and Research for UPEI and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research for AVC. The federal officials also held a town hall meeting with students and faculty to discuss issues including climate change, environmental sciences, and protection of the environment and North Atlantic right whales, and opportunities for students in particular to become involved.

Anna MacDonald
AVC External Relations Officer
Atlantic Veterinary College
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