Research at AVC

The Atlantic Veterinary College is a leading research institute known around the world for its world class researchers and highly collaborative spirit. Driven by the desire to make a difference in our communities, AVC researchers are making significant contributions to advancing scientific knowledge.

Home to the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Aquatic Epidemiology, AVC’s research represents an exciting intersection of animal health, human health, the environment and public health. We are a cornerstone of Prince Edward Island’s thriving bioscience industry that has developed an impressive concentration of global research strengths at our doorstep. 

We are known around the world for our expertise in:

  • aquatic animal health
  • veterinary epidemiology
  • biomedical research
  • animal health and welfare
  • comparative biomedical sciences
  • infectious disease
  • public health

AVC Centres of Research Expertise

Research Services at AVC

Through the Atlantic Veterinary College’s various Centres of Research Expertise, we are able to carry out innovative research and provide research-related services to industry, private companies, and collaborative partners. Other research related services exist through AVC Diagnostic Services, Toxicology & Analytical Services, and AVC's Specific Pathogen Free Laboratory. Being a modern, well-equipped facility ensures that AVC is able to offer state-of-the-art services to its clients.

From conducting diagnostic testing for clients around the world to developing molecular modeling and compound screening for pharmaceutical and nutriceutical industries, the Atlantic Veterinary College is sought out for its research capabilities.

For complete information on UPEI's research capability and accomplishments, visit UPEI's Research Services website.

AVC Graduate Student Stipend Support Fund (AVC GSSSF) - June 2022

Application Deadline: July 27, 2022 (4:00 pm Atlantic Time) 
Eligible Applicants: AVC faculty (see details)
Maximum Grant: $30,000 
Total Available: $120,000 

Research-based graduate students are recognized as the engine of a robust research environment. By investing in graduate student stipends and increasing graduate student numbers, more faculty will have incentive to initiate and obtain research funding, which will then demonstrate a track record for research that improves their competitiveness for further external research funding. Increasing faculty research funding will increase graduate student numbers and research outputs further leading to sustained growth of AVC research. A key component of overall research success is access to top quality graduate students. Therefore, the rationale for this fund is to invest in a primary driver of sustained research growth, new graduate students, supervised by faculty who have secured sufficient funding to carry out the research projects.

Call for Proposals  - AVC GSSSF

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