Facility Orientation and Workshop Schedule

Welcome to the Training Program and Workshop Schedule for the 2019 Winter semester!

  • The Training program designed to provide instruction, supervision and access to resources. Online coursesworkshops 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 (1. – 5.) 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

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Workshop List

1. Orientation to Central Animal Facility - CAF

Location: Central Animal Facility (CAF) – meet at the entrance

Dates offered

  • Tues. January 15, 2019
  • Tues. February 5, 2019
  • Tues. March 5, 2019
  • Tues. April 2, 2019
  • Tues. May 7, 2019

All sessions at 9:00am - 10:15am

2. Orientation to Campus Animal Isolation Unit

Location: Isolation Unit – meet at loading dock, Smith Lane

Dates offered

  • Tues. January 15, 2019
  • Tues. February 5, 2019
  • Tues. March 5, 2019
  • Tues. April 2, 2019
  • Tues. May 7, 2019

All sessions at 10:30am - noon

3. Orientation to Human Health and Nutritional Sciences - HHNS

Location: HHNS - Bld #70, meet outside of Rm #370

Dates Offered

  • Tues. January 15, 2019
  • Tues. February 5, 2019
  • Tues. March 5, 2019
  • Tues. April 2, 2019
  • Tues. May 7, 2019

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

4. Orientation to Animal Biosciences - ABSc

Location: Animal Biosciences – Bld #70, meet in ANNU lobby

Dates Offered

  • Thurs. January 17, 2019
  • Thurs. February 7, 2019
  • Thurs. March 7, 2019
  • Thurs. April 4, 2019
  • Thurs. May 9, 2019

All sessions at 2:15pm - 3:15pm

5. Orientation to Hagen Aqualab

Location: Hagen Aqualab, meet in main entrance

Dates Offered

  • T.B.A.

Mouse A

Location: Central Animal Facility (CAF) - meet at the entrance

Dates Offered

  • Wed. January 16, 2019
  • Thurs. February 7, 2019
  • Wed. March 6, 2019
  • Thurs. April 25, 2019
  • Wed. May 15, 2019

All sessions at 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Mouse B

Location: Central Animal Facility (CAF) - meet at the entrance

Dates Offered

  • Wed. January 23, 2019
  • Thurs. February 14, 2019
  • Wed. March 13, 2019
  • Thurs. May 2, 2019
  • Wed. May 22, 2019

All sessions at 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Rat A

Location: Central Animal Facility (CAF) - meet at the entrance

Dates Offered

  •  Thurs. January 17, 2019
  • Wed. February 6, 2019
  • Thurs. March 7, 2019
  • Wed. April 24, 2019
  • Thurs. May 16, 2019

All sessions at 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Rat B

Location: Central Animal Facility (CAF) - meet at the entrance

Dates Offered

  • Thurs. January 24, 2019
  • Wed. February 13, 2019
  • Thurs. March 14, 2019
  • Wed. May 1, 2019
  • Thurs. May 23, 2019

All sessions at 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Rodents C - Surgery and Post-operative Care

Location: Central Animal Facility (CAF) - meet at the entrance

Dates Offered

  • Mon.  January 28, 2019
  • Mon.  February 25, 2019
  • Mon.  March 18, 2019
  • Mon.  April 15, 2019
  • Mon.  May 13, 2019
  • Mon. June 10, 2019

All sessions at 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Breeding Colony Techniques in Mice

Location: Central Animal Facility (CAF) - meet at the entrance

Dates Offered

  • Mon.  January 28, 2019
  • Mon.  February 25, 2019
  • Mon.  March 18, 2019
  • Mon.  April 15, 2019
  • Mon.  May 13, 2019

All sessions at 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Rodent Anesthesia

Location: Central Animal Facility (CAF) - meet at the entrance

Dates Offered

  • Mon. February 11, 2019
  • Mon. March 4, 2019
  • Mon. March 25, 2019
  • Mon. April 29, 2019
  • Mon. May 6, 2019 
  • Mon.  June 3, 2019

All sessions at 1:30pm - 4:00pm

AUP Writing

Location: Axelrod Institute of Ichthyology,  Bld #92  – meet in room #118

Dates Offered

  • T.B.A.

All sessions at 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Poultry A and Orientation to Arkell Poultry Unit

Location: Arkell Research Station - Poultry Unit

Dates Offered

  • Wed. February 13, 2019
  • Wed. March 13, 2019
  • Wed. April 24, 2019
  • Wed.  May 29, 2019

All sessions at 9:00am - noon

Poultry B 

Location: Arkell Research Station - Poultry Unit

Dates Offered

  • Wed. February 14, 2019
  • Wed. March 14, 2019
  • Wed. April 25, 2019
  • Wed.  May 30, 2019

All sessions at 9:00am – 11:00am

Fish Workshop A

Location:  Alma Aquaculture Research Station

Dates Offered

  • Wed. May 1, 2019 8:15am - 3:45pm

Fish Workshop B

Location: T.B.A.

Dates Offered

  • T.B.A.

Horse Workshop A

Location: T.B.A.

Dates Offered

  • T.B.A.

Horse Workshop B

Location: T.B.A.

Dates Offered

  • T.B.A.

Swine Workshop A and Orientation to Arkell Swine Unit

Location: Arkell Research Station - Swine Unit

Dates Offered

  • Wed.  January 23, 2019
  • Wed.  February 27, 2019
  • Wed.  April 3, 2019
  • Wed.  May 8, 2019

All sessions at 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Swine Workshop B

Location: Arkell Research Station - Swine Unit

Dates Offered

  • Thurs.  January 24, 2019
  • Thurs.  February 28, 2019
  • Thurs.  April 4, 2019
  • Thurs.  May 9, 2019

All sessions at 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Dairy A and Orientation to  Elora Dairy Research and Innovation Centre

Location: Elora Dairy

Dates Offered

  • Wed.  February 6, 2019
  • Wed.  March 20, 2019
  • Wed.  April 17, 2019
  • Wed.  May 22, 2019

All sessions at 8:30am - 10:30am

Dairy B

Location: Elora Dairy

Dates Offered

  • Wed.  February 6, 2019
  • Wed.  March 20, 2019
  • Wed.  April 17, 2019
  • Wed.  May 22, 2019

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

Beef A and Orientation to  Elora Beef Research and Innovation Centre

Location:  Elora Beef Research Station

Dates Offered

  • Wed.  February 6, 2019
  • Wed.  March 20, 2019
  • Wed.  April 17, 2019
  • Wed.  May 22, 2019

All sessions at 8:30am - 10:30am

Beef B

Location:  Elora Beef Research Station

Dates Offered

  • Wed.  February 6, 2019
  • Wed.  March 20, 2019
  • Wed.  April 17, 2019
  • Wed.  May 22, 2019

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

Sheep A and Orientation to Ponsonby Sheep Unit

Location: Ponsonby - Sheep Unit

Dates Offered

  • Wed.  February 20, 2019
  • Wed. March 27, 2019
  • Wed.  May 15, 2019

All sessions at 9:00am - 10:30am

Sheep B

Location: Ponsonby - Sheep Unit

Dates Offered

  • Wed.  February 20, 2019
  • Wed. March 27, 2019
  • Wed.  May 15, 2019

All sessions at 10:30am - noon