College of Veterinary Medicine

Research Advisory Committee

The mission of the RAC is to enhance and strengthen the research at the CVM.

The RAC advises the Associate Dean for Research on all matters related to faculty and student research at the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM).The RAC includes five members (three elected by the Faculty and two appointed by the Dean).

The committee achieves its mission by providing advice and acting as a resource for:

  1. Developing a grants information database
  2. Research mentorship programs for young faculty members
  3. Monitoring and helping develop the CVM’s research space
  4. Organizing research seminars/programs
  5. Serving as a research liaison to Western University Administration
  6. Developing liaisons with other research institutions outside of Western University

The current RAC bylaws can be found here.

In addition, the RAC provides financial support to CVM faculty related to:

  • Purchase of research equipment (new or replacement) used by multiple faculty members
  • Publication fees
  • Printing costs for scientific poster
  • Travel expenses of CVM faculty giving podium presentations of research data at national/international meetings
  • Travel expenses of speakers invited to lecture at the CVM

 The RAC does not financially support:

  • Travel expenses of faculty for continuing education meetings
  • Disposable material for specific research projects
  • Student stipends

Feel free to review the 2012-2013 RAC Oversight Spending Allocation and or the 2012-2013 RAC End-of-year Activity Report.

 We invite CVM faculty interested in submitting requests to the RAC to review the following files or visit the RAC Library (WesternU intranet users only) :
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The current members of the RAC are:


Administrative assistance is provided by: CVM Research Office – cvmresearch@westernu.edu