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One Health at the University of Guelph

Congratulations to Dr. Travis Steffens and Dr. Fiona James, faculty recipients of the 2019-2020 Dr. Robert W. Woolner One Health Student Research Studentship (the Woolner One Health Studentship, for short).

The Woolner studentship is awarded to a faculty member conducting One Health research. There are two studentships available annually.

During the 2019-2020 call, faculty submitted a short description of their research project, outlining its connection to One Health and student responsibilities.

The One Health Institute adjudicated the proposals, and selected two faculty recipients. Each faculty member will receive $8,000 to be paid as a summer salary to an exceptional undergraduate student of their choosing (approx. 35 hours / week for 14 weeks) plus $1,000 to the faculty member’s general purpose fund.

Are you a U of G undergraduate interested in One Health research?

Apply to work with Dr. Fiona James!

Find out more HERE.

Note that applications are due next Tuesday, March 17th at noon. 


Chair of the One Health Institute Pens Toronto Star Commentary on One Health

Prof. Jeff Wichtel, Dean of the Ontario Veterinary College and Chair of the One Health Institute contributed a commentary to the Toronto Star.

He noted that dealing with disease outbreaks, like COVID-19, require us to connect through a one health approach that accounts for the health of humans, animals and the natural world. 

Pathway to Increase Standards and Competency of eDNA Surveys (PISCeS) International Conference

The University of Guelph’s Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO), Department of Integrative Biology & College of Biological Sciences are pleased to host a second eDNA conference on May 28-29, 2020.

Academia, regulators, and industry will join in a discussion on Pathways to Increase Standards and competency of Environmental DNA Surveys. The intent is to explore and inform public policy, industry strategies and future research. 

Submit your abstract by email to pisces@uoguelph.ca following the submission guidelines

Are you wondering what other One Health events are happening this month? Download our monthly calendar! 

Have an event (seminar, conference, webinar, social gathering) you would like to add? See an event you would like to learn more about? Email Katherine Heyland, One Health Project Manager (heylandk@uoguelph.ca).

Courses and Webinars



MAY 2020

Looking for approaches that can help you and your research or practice contribute to regenerative processes healing people, animals, ecosystems and the planet?

Discover innovative and dynamic approaches for better understanding the multiple factors which influence health – ecosystem approaches to health – with an experienced, pan-Canadian team. During this intensive course, you will learn methods for carrying out research and interventions on issues at the confluence of health, the environment and society.

COPEH-Canada Course and Webinar Series

**Call for Abstracts**

The Program Planning Committee of the 2020 One Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference invites interested trainees (students and post-docs) and researchers to submit poster abstracts related to all aspects of antimicrobial stewardship in Animal Health, Public Health and/or Environmental Health. Students are encouraged to submit abstracts, even for work in progress. Our aim is to highlight current research that informs antimicrobial stewardship as well as programs or knowledge translation activities that are active in this area.

  • April 10, 2020: Acceptance Notification
  • May 20-21, 2020: Conference (Edmonton)

Questions? Please contact sylvia.checkley@ucalgary.ca 

One Health, One Future 2020 - POSTPONED

On Monday, March 9th, Dr. Arleigh Reynolds, director of the Center for One Health Research, UAF noted that following conversations with public health officials and the COVID-19 outbreak, the risks associated with holding the One Health, One Future conference at this time are too high - the difficult decision to postpone has been made.

World One Health Congress

  • June 14-June 18, 2020 World One Health Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland


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