University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Graduate Student Handbook


The Department of Veterinary Microbiology has students with diverse interests including Bacteriology, Epidemiology, Immunology, Parasitology and Virology, and their research questions address these areas at levels ranging from the molecular to the population. We are united by our desire to explore microorganisms and their relationships with us, with other animals, and the environment.

The purpose of this handbook is to provide you with basic information on the various services available to you in your graduate program, as well as the duties and requirements that you will need to fulfill to complete your graduate degree.

While your program may seem at times like an exercise in hoop-jumping, it is not intended to be so. Indeed, each step in your program is designed to fulfill a specific function. In brief, our graduate programs comprise two components, a didactic one and your independent research. The didactic learning is intended to provide a knowledge framework upon which your research is based.

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