Gathering on Decolonization and Indigenization of the Veterinary Medical Curriculum

Lake Superior shore with Gathering on Decolonization and Indigenization of the Veterinary Medical Curriculum

The University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), and Lakehead University are excited to announce that a special gathering focused on decolonization and Indigenization of the veterinary medical curriculum will be held on 20 September 2024.

This interactive and experiential one-day gathering presents an opportunity for members of the University of Guelph, OVC, and Lakehead communities and the community of veterinary professionals to come together to begin a dialogue around issues of Indigenization and decolonization in veterinary medical education. This event will provide an opportunity for us to learn, reflect, and take meaningful steps toward creating a more inclusive and culturally responsive educational environment.

The keynote speaker will be Sheila Cote-Meek, Director of Indigenous Educational Studies Program, Brock University.

Event details:

  • Date: September 20, 2024 (all day)
  • Format: Learning circles to explore key questions led by Indigenous facilitators. Attendees can participate in person or virtually.
  • Closing session: Wrap-up with a focus on tangible next steps, individual action, and accountability.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided for those attending in person.

Let us come together to learn, share, and envision a curriculum that reflects Indigenous perspectives and knowledge. Once the final agenda is confirmed, information will be sent to registrants.

Please register through this link:

Space is limited, and participation will be honoured on a first come first served basis, so please register soon. Registration will close on July 31, 2024.

This event is a collaboration between OVC and Lakehead and sponsored by funding from the University of Guelph’s Office of Diversity and Human Rights EDI Enhancement Fund.

For more information, please contact Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu, Associate Vice-Provost (Academic) at