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One Health Student Newslink | News & Events

Loyal readers and casual perusers: 

We are happy to have you! Starting in September, our newsletter will be sent out every two weeks instead of monthly.

If you have news you would like to share, send us an email: onehealth@uoguelph.ca.

New in this issue:  | NEW COURSE: Special Topics in Rural Planning and Development - Gender, Planning and Development | Thank you from the One Health Student Committee | CDC's first report on animal contact outbreaks

Reminders: One Health Institute YouTube channel | IJERPH awards

Upcoming webinars & events: September 2020 ZOHU call | 8th World Sustainability Forum

Past webinars & events: What Sponsorship can Learn from Population Diseases Modelling | COVID-19 Vaccines: Facts to Inform Policies | COVID-19 + Agri-Food Webinar Library

Opportunities and Updates

A message from the One Health Student Committee (OHSC):

Thank you to all who have joined us over the last few months. OHSC greatly appreciated your support of the new One Health Coffee House and (Net)Working Wednesday initiatives! It was a pleasure meeting new faces and engaging with so many talented One Health enthusiasts and their unique perspectives. Be safe and take care as we head into a new school year and continue to address/learn more about the current pandemic. We wish you all the best with your future One Health endeavours and hope to see you again at future events!

Collage with multiple images of students and speakers from the various virtual summer events.

A huge thank you goes out to our incredible speakers and audiences! This collage shows most of our sessions over S20 and we are grateful to have met so many inspiring One Health scholars and enthusiasts.

Tune in to our new One Health YouTube Channel!

Head over to the U of G One Health YouTube channel to watch recordings of past One Health Coffee House and (NET)working Wednesday events. Stay tuned for more to come on the channel!

NEW GRADUATE COURSE: RPD*6290*03 Special Topics in Rural Planning and Development - Gender, Planning and Development

This course introduces students to feminist and gender theories and concepts as foundational to understand and apply knowledge in rural planning. It will introduce theoretical and conceptual feminist and gender issues identified in rural contexts in Canada and internationally. Attention will be given to how gender is conceptualized and integrated into policies, programs and initiatives with the support of rural development planning tools to address lasting poverty reduction, inclusion, equity, diversity and sustainable livelihoods outcomes from which rural communities can benefit.

Course Information: Fall, Thurs 11:30AM - 2:20PM, AD-S, Room Virtual
Credit Weight: 0.50 credits
Prerequisite(s): None
Restriction(s): Instructor consent required

If you would like more information about the course, please contact Dr. Silvia Sarapura.

Register today on WebAdvisor!

CDC Releases First Report on Animal Contact Outbreaks

According to CDC's first report on animal contact outbreaks, 59 outbreaks of enteric (intestinal) disease were linked to contact with animals or their environment in 2017. Information in the report comes from CDC’s Animal Contact Outbreak Surveillance System, which is part of the National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS). State, local, and territorial public health agencies submit reports of enteric disease outbreaks through NORS. 

Read the report highlights and access the full report here.


2021 Travel Awards:

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) will be awarding four Travel Awards for PhD students or postdoctoral researchers working in the field of environmental and public health studies or other areas that fit within the scope of IJERPH. 

2020 Young Investigator Award:

IJERPH is also inviting nominations for the 2020 Young Investigator Award. This prize will be given to one young investigator in recognition of their excellence in the field of environmental science and public health research.

Apply online at www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/awards before 30 November 2020.

To get updates on job opportunities in environmental education, join the EcoHealth Listserv. Email COPEH-CAN@LISTSERV.UOGUELPH.CA with the following in the body of the email: SUB COPEH-CAN firstname lastname.

Upcoming Events

Graphic with text that announces ZOHU Call - Zoonoses & One Health Updates accompanied by silhouette of person and dog, silhouette of bat, silhouette of cow, silhouette of tree, and silhouette of bacteria.

September 2020 ZOHU Call

ZOHU Calls are 1-hour monthly webinars that provide timely education on zoonotic and infectious diseases, One Health, antimicrobial resistance, food safety, vector-borne diseases, recent outbreaks, and related health threats at the animal-human-environment interface.

Wednesday September 2, 2020 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm (EST)


  • Animal Contact Outbreak Surveillance System​​​
  • Rat-Bite Fever in the United States
  • A One Health Approach to Continued Surveillance and Characterization of Zoonotic Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Join using this link and enter the password: zohu@sep2 

Free continuing education is available for physicians, nurses, health educators, veterinarians, and public health professionals. The ZOHU Call course number is 2962 and access code is onehealth2020.

The 8th World Sustainability Forum

September 15-17, 2020 | Virtual

Sustainability has gained considerable traction: Many countries have integrated sustainability and environmental protection as part of their national development agenda, many businesses have realized the considerable long-term potential in sustainable development, and many research agendas have aligned with sustainability goals. The challenges that mark 2020 give rise to new imaginaries on how to either return to a “new normal” or to forge ahead into a challenging and more sustainable future. The health crisis and its consequences will not guarantee a more sustainable future but it certainly provides a narrow window of opportunity to rethink outdated economic, social, and environmental arrangements. It is encouraging to note the wide-spread calls for a sustainable “new normal”.

In the spirit of making an event on sustainability more sustainable, the 8th World Sustainability Forum will be an online global event. The themes for 2020 are:

1 Health and Medicine
2 Food Security and Agriculture
3 Mobility and Transport

Past Events

"The Hard Truth About the Future of Live Events: What Sponsorship can Learn from Population Diseases Modelling"

Check out this recording of Sponsorship Marketing Council Canada's August 19th webinar featuring One Health Institute affiliated faculty Dr. Norm O'Reilly (Dept. of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management - Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics) and Dr. Amy Greer (Dept. of Population Medicine - Ontario Veterinary College). Learn how population medicine can inform the sponsorship industry!

"COVID-19 Vaccines: Facts to Inform Policies"

Watch this recording of Dr. Byram Bridle's (Associate Professor in Pathobiology and One Health Institute faculty affiliate) August 17th presentation for a COVID-19 Science and Policy Symposium in New Zealand.

COVID-19 + Agri-Food Webinar Library

Head over to the Arrell Food Institute's webinar library for all recordings from this series on agri-food in a time of disruption.

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

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.  

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