Dr. Cate Dewey has recently completed her tenure as the Chair of the Department of Population Medicine and the Department hosted a reception in her honour last week. Cate was my very first contact with the Department when we were arranging my on-campus interview for my current position here at OVC. Since arriving at OVC, I have had the privilege of having Cate as a Department Chair, mentor, and cheerleader for my program of research. She has been incredibly supportive of all early career faculty in our Department and it has been wonderful to have spent my pre-tenure days with Cate as a role model. Our new Department Chair is Dr. Todd Duffield and I expect great things from this Department moving forward.