UPEI AVC to launch project focused on engaging Indigenous youth in veterinary medicine, STEM

July 2, 2020

The University of Prince Edward Island’s Atlantic Veterinary College has been awarded nearly $30K for a project to engage Indigenous youth in veterinary medicine and STEM fields. "We want to educate folks on the opportunities that are out there in veterinary medicine for Indigenous students and encourage those students to apply to and to gain entry into the profession,” said AVC Dean Greg Keefe, who noted that Indigenous communities are underrepresented in veterinary medicine and science disciplines. The college will also hold workshops for elementary and high school students, with the outreach components to begin as soon as public health restrictions allow. CBC (PEI)