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Loyal readers and casual perusers: 

This is the final issue of our newsletter before its hiatus for the remainder of the summer.

We will resume our missives in September, 2020. In the meantime - please keep in touch! onehealth@uoguelph.ca

Update on University of Guelph research phase-in

As of June 29, 2020, the Research Phase-In Framework is to be used by colleges, academic units and researchers to develop and approve the plans necessary to start increasing research activities beyond what is currently approved. Research phase-in will require completion and approval of a Research Management Plan. 

Help select the People's Choice Award in the 2020 Virtual 3MT Campus Finals

The U of G’s Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies  announces the opening of the virtual 3MT Final Competition. Graduate students from all seven University of Guelph colleges have earned a chance to compete in the 3MTŪ campus final.

Support the University of Guelph's 3MTŪ finalists by casting a vote for your favourite presentation. Watch the 3MT finalist videos and cast your vote using the Qualtrics survey. The video with the most votes cast during the period June 29 to July 12 will receive Guelph's 3MT People's Choice Award for 2020.

Trees and People: Resilience in a Changing Climate – John G. Bene Fellowship 2020

Deadline | Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 4:00 pm (EDT)

This call is open to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a Canadian university. The award under this call will cover costs of field research conducted for a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation in one or more countries of the Global South. 

Upcoming Events

Video Webinars - Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World

Presented by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, this weekly webinar series focuses on the global spread of COVID-19. The webinars in this series explore the factors that increase the risk that new diseases will emerge and provide an intellectual framework for understanding how viruses can spill over from animals and become a global pandemic.

Vaccines and Society

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 12:30 pm (EDT)

A broadly disseminated COVID-19 vaccine could help world populations reach a level of community immunity that would end the pandemic, but concerns over safety will undoubtedly contribute to some hesitancy to be vaccinated. Part 4 of Vaccines in the Time of COVID-19 will discuss the policy and societal conditions driving vaccine hesitancy.

Confirmed Speaker: Sharon Kaufman, Professor Emerita and former Chair of the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at the University of California San Francisco

This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants. Register

Global Animal Nutrition Summit | Guelph 2020

Register by | August 3, 2020

Summit "What Does the Future Hold for Feeding Animals?" | August 11-15, 2020 

"Fuelling Wellness - Developing Your Animal Nutrition Tool Kit" | August 15, 2020

The Ontario Veterinary College and Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph are proud to co-host this global virtual event.

The theme of this summit is “What Does the Future Hold for Feeding Animals?” and will bring together international experts in animal nutrition.

There will be a single-day symposium on Saturday, August 15th, titled “Fuelling Wellness – Developing Your Animal Nutrition Tool Kit”. This is a continuing education event featuring topical nutrition-centric discussions for participants of every level and experience.  For more information on this event, including registration, please click here.

One Health Social Sciences (OHSS) in the Amazon Webinar

July 30, 2020 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm (EDT)

The Political Ecology of road expansion near protected areas in the Peruvian Amazon - A discussion about its public health implications

Eduardo Salazar Moreira, MSc | Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Understanding the Illegal Wildlife Trade in the Andes Amazon Countries

Regional Coordinator Wildlife Traffic in the Andes |  Amazon and Orinoco Region at Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)


Student Spotlight

A message from the One Health Student Committee (OHSC)

Hello One Health Community!

We hope that everyone is doing well and taking care during this time. The One Health Student Committee has a lot of online opportunities planned for the summer to keep you engaged with the U of G OH community. We are excited to see some familiar faces and get to know new ones in this accessible format! 

Here’s how you can stay up to date:

  1. Read the One Health Newsletters sent to the listserv weekly.
  2. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for frequent updates and information!
  3. *NEW* Join the OHSC calendar! You can toggle the calendar on and off and easily keep track of all OHSC events. All online events can be accessed through the calendar meetings via Teams links. Email onehealthstudents@uoguelph.ca to sign up.


Community of Practice for students engaged in full-time research this summer. 

The EL Hub in partnership with the Office of Quality Assurance have launched a new optional online community of practice for any student engaged in full-time research work this summer. The goal of this community, delivered through Microsoft Teams, is to create connections, share resources and facilitate professional development opportunities for students through weekly discussion posts, socials, and virtual Lunch and Learn sessions with guest speakers. The community is 100% student-led, being co-facilitated by Natalie, a Peer Helper from the EL Hub, and Alexandra, a URA in the Office of Quality Assurance.

E-mail experience@uogueph.ca to get set-up.

**It is also not too late for students to sign-up for our July and August professional development workshops. Full details can be found on our Summer Research Workshops webpage

*NEW COURSE* UNIV 2800 / 3800 / 4800: Independent Research

This course offers students in any program the opportunity to pursue credit for relevant research experience (paid or unpaid) with the addition of course assignments either during the research experience or in a following semester. Details of the learning outcomes and requirements will be outlined in a learning contract initiated by the student and approved by a faculty supervisor by the third week of the research semester. Open to students in any undergraduate program. Students should consult their program counsellor to determine how the course will count toward their program.

Semester Offerings: S, F, W
Credit Weight: 0.50 credits
Prerequisite(s): 4.00 credits completed; minimum 60% cumulative average
Restriction(s): Instructor consent required

Register today on WebAdvisor!



JULY 14 | 12:30 - 1:15 pm (EDT)


The Graduate International Development Student Association (GIDSA) presents:

Together Apart: Student Spotlight Series on Friday, July 17th, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Following GIDSA’s online series theme of "Resiliency & Innovation in COVID-19",  this webinar will emphasize the student voice given unprecedented times. Specifically, providing a safe and open platform for graduate students to voice their experiences during COVID-19. 

The focus of this webinar is to boost student motivations in remaining vigilant in research, whilst gaining new networks of support and interdisciplinary insights on ways to adapt forward as researchers during times of crisis

The webinar will consist of the presentations of four graduate studentsThese presentations aim to spotlight the student’s research and address related COVID-19 implications. 

Register here: www.eventbrite.ca/e/110883517586

More info can be found HERE

Summer 2020 Undergraduate Research Showcase

Open to any undergraduate student engaged in research this summer, this is an opportunity to present findings and key learnings to the campus community. This is an excellent way to build presentation skills vital to professional work in research. It can also form an assessment opportunity for students taking the UNIV*2800/3800/4800: Independent Research course series.

To participate, please complete the online Summer 2020 Undergraduate Research Showcase Sign-Up Form by August 7, 2020.

Questions about the Showcase can be directed to experience@uoguelph.ca.

*SAVE THE DATES* Graduate Student University Teaching Days | U of G

Monday, August 31 - Friday, September 4, 2020

Registration opens August 4, 2020

The Graduate Programming team in the Office of Teaching and Learning is excited to announce that we will be hosting our annual Graduate Student University Teaching Day (GSUTD) completely online this year!

Information regarding how and where to register for GSUTD will be released closer to August 4th. We look forward to learning and engaging with many of you at the end of the summer!

Remember to check out the Upcoming Events page on our website for a listing of webinars, conferences and symposia of special interest to our U of G community.  

Check the University of Guelph's COVID-19 website for regular campus-wide updates. 

*One Health WEBSITE

*Twitter @OneHealthUofG | @UofG_OHStudents | @OH_intern

*Check out the One Health Student Committee's Instagram: OneHealthUofG

Do you have news you would like to share? Email onehealth@uoguelph.ca.



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