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AVC plans to install minke whale skeleton in its learning commons

| Atlantic Veterinary College

AVC is embarking on an exciting project that will celebrate its long-standing relationship with the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative and recognize the remarkable career of renowned wildlife pathologist Dr. Pierre-Yves Daoust, Professor Emeritus, who retired from AVC in 2018.

We plan to have a fully articulated minke whale skeleton installed in The McCain Foundation Learning Commons. The installation will be complemented by artwork with an Indigenous theme, paying tribute to the deep cultural and spiritual connection between Canada’s Indigenous people and the animals that live in the marine environment.

Artists with an Indigenous background who are interested in submitting a proposal for the art installation should contact Janice MacWilliam, special events coordinator at AVC, at or (902) 566-0589, by the end of September.

Our goal is to raise a minimum of $25,000 by December 31, 2018, to have the skeleton and the artwork completed and installed in The McCain Foundation Learning Commons. To support this project, please click here. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.


Anna MacDonald
AVC External Relations Officer
Atlantic Veterinary College
(902) 566-6786

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