Facility Orientation and Workshop Schedule

Animal User Training

Training requirements must be fulfilled before individuals are granted the privilege of working with, and caring for animals through their activities or employment with the University of Guelph. The purpose of the training is to foster a philosophy of compassion and respect for the animals and for all individuals to develop competency in handling and procedural practices.

Welcome to the Training Program and Workshop Schedule for the 2021 Winter semester!

  • The Training program designed to provide instruction, supervision and access to resources. Online courses, workshops and orientations are free of charge and open to all individuals involved with the care and use of animals for research and teaching at the University of Guelph.
  • Practical training of introductory skills is offered in ‘Workshop A’ for handling and restraint, and in ‘Workshop B’ for procedures and techniques. Training for advanced procedures and techniques for ‘Anesthesia’‘Surgery’, and ‘Breeding’ workshops require the completion of level A and B.
  • Orientation to the Animal Facility is mandatory for gaining access to the facility and is a prerequisite to any hands-on workshops. Register only for the facility where you will work.
  • To register, go to Eventlink. Please note that registration for workshops will close 3-4 working days before the scheduled date.
  • During the registration process be sure to indicate the name of your supervisor, and the number of the Animal Utilization Protocol (AUP) under which you conduct your research.
  • To access to course content, go to Courselink. It is available 24 hours after the registration. You are expected to review the material prior to attending the workshop.
  • For other training opportunities including mentor-facilitated training (MFT) - contact training@uoguelph.ca.
    The mentor-facilitated training (MFT) forms can be found at MFT-individual and MFT-group.

Workshop List

1. Orientation to Animal Biosciences - ABSc

Location: Animal Biosciences – Bld #70, meet in ANNU lobby - 553 Gordon Street, Guelph

Dates Offered

  • Thur. April 8, 2021
  • Thur. April 22, 2021
  • Thur. May 13, 2021
  • Thur. May 27, 2021
  • Thur. June 10, 2021

All sessions at 2:30pm - 3:30pm

2. Orientation to Central Animal Facility - CAF

Location: Central Animal Facility (CAF) – meet at the entrance - 81 McGilvray Street, Guelph

Dates offered

  • Wed. April 7, 2021
  • Wed. April 21, 2021
  • Wed. May 5, 2021
  • Wed. May 12, 2021
  • Wed. June 2, 2021

All sessions at 9:30am - 11:00am

3. Orientation to Human Health and Nutritional Sciences - HHNS

Location: HHNS - Bld #70, meet outside of room #370 - 553 Gordon Street, Guelph

Dates Offered

  • Tues. April 20, 2021
  • Tues. April 27, 2021
  • Tues. May 4, 2021
  • Tues. May 18, 2021
  • Tues. June 1, 2021

All sessions at 1:00pm - 2:30pm

4. Orientation to Campus Animal Isolation Unit

Location: Isolation Unit – meet at the entrance, 34 McIntosh Lane, Guelph, Bld #146

Dates offered

  • Wed. April 7, 2021
  • Wed. April 21, 2021
  • Wed. May 5, 2021
  • Wed. May 19, 2021
  • Wed. June 2, 2021

All sessions at 10:00am - 11:30am

Mouse A & B Workshops

Location: Central Animal Facility (CAF) - Room 108 - 81 McGilvray Street, Guelph

Dates Offered

  • Wed. April 7, 2021
  • Wed. April 21, 2021
  • Wed. May 5, 2021
  • Wed. May 19, 2021
  • Wed. June 2, 2021

All sessions at 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Rat A & B Workshops

Location: Central Animal Facility (CAF) - room 108 - 81 McGilvray Street, Guelph

Dates Offered

  • Fri. April 9, 2021
  • Fri. April 23, 2021
  • Fri. May 7, 2021
  • Fri. May 21, 2021
  • Fri. June 4, 2021

Above sessions at 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Rodent Surgery and Post-operative Care Workshop

Location: Central Animal Facility (CAF) - meet at the entrance - 81 McGilvray Street, Guelph

Dates Offered

  • Mon. April 12, 2021
  • Mon. April 26, 2021
  • Mon. May 10, 2021
  • Mon. May 31, 2021
  • Mon. June 7, 2021

All sessions at 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Mouse Breeding Colony Techniques Workshop

Location: Central Animal Facility (CAF) - meet at the entrance - 81 McGilvray Street, Guelph

Dates Offered

  • Mon. April 5, 2021
  • Mon. April 19, 2021
  • Mon. May 10, 2021
  • Mon. May 24, 2021
  • Mon. June 7, 2021

All sessions at 10:30am - 12:00pm

Rodent Anesthesia Workshop - Mice

Location: Central Animal Facility (CAF) - room 108 - 81 McGilvray Street, Guelph

Dates Offered

  • Mon. April 12, 2021

Above session start at 1:00pm

  • Mon. May 10, 2021
  • Mon. June 7, 2021

Above sessions at 10:00am - 12:00pm

Rodent Anesthesia Workshop - Rat

Location: Central Animal Facility (CAF) - room 108 - 81 McGilvray Street, Guelph

Dates Offered

  • Mon. April 26, 2021
  • Mon. May 17, 2021
  • Mon. June 14, 2021

All sessions at 10:00am - 12:00pm