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One Health News & Events

In this issue...

Opportunities: One Health Poster Day | Winter 2021 One Health Institute Co-op Student Opportunity A & W Visiting Fellowship in One Health | One Health Lessons Internship Call for One Health Student Opportunities

Updates & Reminders: One Health Institute YouTube channel 

Upcoming Webinars & Events: Fall 2020 One Health Seminar Series | The 2020 Hammond Lecture | October 2020 ZOHU Call | The Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience


One Health Poster Day

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 | Virtual

Poster announcing One Health Poster Day Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Live 2-minute Zoom Presentations Online Poster Review Abstract Deadline: Oct 15th, 2020 Submit abstract by clicking here (on poster). One Health Institute logo, Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses logo, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine logo, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry logo, Western University logo.

The Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ) and the One Health Institute (OHI) at the University of Guelph, in collaboration with the One Health Program in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, are pleased to invite you to the One Health Poster Day.
Are you a student and does your research fall in the sweet spot - at the interface of human, animal, and environmental health? If so, we would like to feature your innovative and exciting research, highlighting current challenges and your leading-edge solutions across the One Health spectrum!

We invite you to submit an abstract for the online poster event by October 15, 2020 here.

If you would like to be part of the audience and support our presenters, please feel free to join our event by registering before October 30, 2020 here.
Additional details about the format of the event and presentation requirements can be found here.
For any questions and inquiries, please contact cphaz@uguelph.ca.

One Health Institute Winter 2021 Web Developer & Communications Co-op

There is an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Web Developer and Communications Co-op Student in the Winter semester. For more details about the position and to apply, please visit the posting here.

Banner announcing One Health Institute Winter 2021 Co-op Opportunity Web Development & Communications Co-op Student. Find posting here: https://experienceguelph.ca/postings.htm?pId=82833 Graphic of computer monitor, mouse, and keyboard.

A&W Visiting Fellowship in One Health

The Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for the A&W Fellowship in One Health. Through the activities of the LFCE, this fellowship seeks to improve food production systems by contributing to the body of research related to One Health and/or complementary research areas that contribute to the goals of One Health. 

One Health, as it relates to this fellowship, is expected to encompass integrated and collaborative research with consideration for the relationships between soil health, plant health, animal health and human health in food production systems. Relevant research areas may include but are not limited to One Health, regenerative agriculture, sustainable food production systems, rangeland management, grassland ecology and soil health. Research is expected to incorporate industry and consumer relevance, awareness and considerations.

The Fellow must be an established faculty member or professional researcher who has a full-time position with another academic institution or governmental agency to which they will be returning. The Fellow could be on sabbatical leave or leave of absence.

You can find the Call for Applications here.

OneHealthLessons.com Internship Opportunities

What is OneHealthLessons.com?
This internationally-acclaimed and groundbreaking website teaches children and adults about One Health. It has lessons, webinars, interviews, podcasts, parent and teacher feedback, a blog and more. Today, the site has seven age-appropriate COVID-19 lessons that are now being translated into over 60 languages and taught internationally.

What does this internship generally involve?

  • Gathering and coordinating volunteers from around the world in translating >200 individual lessons. (5-10 hours/week)
  • Improving public speaking and communication skills. (1.5-3.5 hours/week)
  • Developing sales and promotional skills. (2-6 hours/week)
  • Expanding your professional network. (5-10 hours/week)
  • Learning techniques to inspire others. (throughout the experience)
  • Developing cultural awareness and sensitivities. (throughout the experience)
  • Appreciating the needs of students with various abilities. (throughout the experience)
  • Developing more transferrable and professional skills. (if time permits)
  • Frequent communication with mentor to achieve timely goals. (throughout the experience)
  • There is no monetary pay for this internship. However, you will be personally mentored during the internship experience to gain valuable life skills and connections.

When is the internship?
November 4, 2020 – December 31, 2020

Who is your Mentor?
Dr. Deborah Thomson develops One Health lessons for children ages 6 to 18 and adults so that they can understand the inextricable connection between human health and the health of animals and the environment.

Besides developing student lessons (which are delivered virtually or in the classroom), she is a veterinarian, a science policy advisor, a first responder, an award-winning public speaker and musician, and an overall One Health advocate.

You can find more information about the available internship opportunities here.

Call for One Health Student Opportunities

Are you a University of Guelph One Health Institute affiliated faculty member? Do you have research opportunities for students, or are you looking for lab volunteers?

We want to know! Please email us (onehealth@uoguelph.ca) and tell us more about any opportunities you may have available and whether you are seeking undergraduate or graduate students.

 Updates & Reminders

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 events. Stay tuned for more to come on the channel!

 Upcoming Webinars & Events

Fall 2020 One Health Seminar Series

We are excited to announce that our Fall 2020 One Health Seminar Series has kicked off!

We have a great lineup of speakers from a variety of disciplines. It's an excellent opportunity to learn more and hear about One Health work here at the University of Guelph. Everyone is welcome - we hope you will join us!

Poster announcing One Health Fall 2020 Seminar Series Save the Dates! Sept. 23 12:30-1:20pm Deborah Stacey (Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, CEPS) Theresa Bernardo (Professor & IDEXX Chair, Department of Population Medicine, OVC). Oct 7 12:30-1:20pm Joshua August (Gus) Skorburg (Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, COA). Oct 21 12:30-1:20pm Robert (Bob) Hanner (Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, CBS). Nov. 4 12:30-12:20pm Graham Taylor (Associate Professor, School of Engineering, CEPS). Nov. 18 12:30-1:20pm Speaker to be announced. One Health Institute logo. For more information subscribe to the One Health newsletter & emails at: onehealth@uoguelph.ca

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 12:30PM-1:20PM (EDT) | Virtual

Make sure to tune in to our second seminar in the series as Dr. Gus Skorburg (Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy) discusses "Philosophical Perspectives on One Health".

Click the following link to watch live on Oct. 7th: https://uoguel.ph/onehealthseminar2

Poster announcing One Health Fall 2020 Seminar Series Philosophical Perspectives on One Health October 7 | 12:30-1:20PM (EDT) Watch live at: https://uoguel.ph/onehealthseminar2 with Joshua August (Gus) Skorburg (Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, College of Arts). Graphic with silhouettes of two human heads made out of gears. Photo of Dr. Skorburg. One Health Institute logo and College of Arts logo.

2020 Hammond Lecture

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 5:00PM-6:30PM (EDT) | Teams Live

All are welcome! Click the following link on October 7th to watch live: uoguel.ph/hammond

Poster Announcing: Hammond Lecture Series 2020 | Featuring Prof. Karen Kidd. Wastes, Water, and Food: The One Health Links to Human and Wildlife Health. Wednesday, October 7, 2020 /  Teams Live / 5:00-6:30p.m. (EDT). The Hammond Lecture Series began in 2000 in honour of Kenneth Hammond, founder of Hammond Manufacturing and former member of U of G's Board of Governors. Hammond was an advocate of environmental and resource issues and environmental education. The One Health Connection Between Human Drugs and Fish Health - Dr. Karen Kidd is an ecotoxicologist and hold the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Environment and Health. She is a Professor jointly in the Department of Biology and the School of Earth, Environment and Society at McMaster University. (Photo of Dr. Kidd near water with tall grasses). Panelists - Dr. Paul Sibley (Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph) The Sustainable Agriculture Imperative: A One Health Perspective (photo of Dr. Sibley), Dr. Heather Murphy (Associate Professor, Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph) Wastes, Water, and Infrastructure: What Bugs are in Our Water? (Photo of Dr. Murphy), Dr. Claire Jardine (Regional Director CWHC ON/NU, Associate Professor, Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph) How Wildlife Health Fits into One Health (Photo of Dr. Jardine). Visit the following link to watch the Hammond Lecture live: https://uoguel.ph/hammond. Ontario Agricultural College School of Environmental Sciences logo and One Health Institute logo.

We are thrilled to be collaborating with the University of Guelph’s School of Environmental Sciences to bring you this year’s Hammond Lecture - Wastes, Water, and Food: The One Health Links to Human and Wildlife Health.

The event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Karen Kidd who holds the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Environmental Health and is a Professor jointly in the Department of Biology and the School of Earth, Environment and Society at McMaster University. She will be joined by University of Guelph panelists Dr. Paul Sibley (School of Environmental Sciences), Dr. Heather Murphy (Department of Pathobiology), and Dr. Claire Jardine (Department of Pathobiology).

Banner with silhouette of human and dog, bat, cow, tree, and bacterium announcing ZOHU Call Zoonoses & One Health Updates.

October 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 October 7, 2020 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)


  • COVID-19 Among Workers in Meat and Poultry Processing Facilities — United States, April–May 2020
  • SARS-CoV-2 infection in Tigers and Lions at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo
  • SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Staff Working with Tigers and Lions at the Bronx Zoo, NY, USA

Join using this link and enter the password: zohu@oct7

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 Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience

November 10 - November 14, 2020 | Virtual

The Royal is going virtual! The Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience is a unique opportunity to experience the very best in Canadian agriculture and food from your laptop, tablet, smart phone or desktop. 

As a part of University of Guelph's presence at the Royal, One Health will be showcased in a virtual pavilion. The Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience is free and open to everyone. Just make sure to register!

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 an up-to-date listing of webinars, conferences, and symposia of special interest to our U of G community.  

Stay connected!

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