Premiers sign 10-year funding agreement for Atlantic Veterinary College

January 21, 2015

The premiers of Canada’s Atlantic provinces have signed an agreement that will ensure 10 years of stable funding for the Atlantic Veterinary College. Previously, funding agreements for AVC had been renegotiated every 1–3 years. Christian Lacroix, VP Academic at the University of Prince Edward Island, welcomed the agreement. “It provides us with a very stable window of funding, long-term funding. And also it’s a testimony that our Atlantic provinces are supporting the vet college,” he said. Under the terms of the agreement, AVC may be eligible for additional provincial funding should it meet specific research goals or sell more veterinary services, a provision that Lacroix says could work to the school’s significant advantage. CBC News