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Opportunities: ISOHA One Health Mentorship 

Updates & Reminders: Getting Ready for #nOHvember | OHSC World One Health Congress Scholarship Recipient AnnouncedNew on the One Health YouTube channel 

Upcoming Webinars & Events: One Health Seminar & Poster Day | November 2020 ZOHU CallFall 2020 One Health Seminar Series | Biology and Control of SARS-CoV-2 WebinarRoyal Agricultural Virtual Experience

ISOHA One Health Mentorship

Poster announcing ISOHA One Health Mentorship. Graphic of plant vines, silhouette of human, elephant and leaves. Queries? isohamentorship@gmail.com

Are you a student interested in One Health and looking to grow your personal/professional networks, get industry advice, and develop passions related to One Health?

Are you a One Health professional interested in building the future One Health experts?

The ISOHA Mentorship Program is aimed at connecting students interested in One Health with established One Health professionals with similar interests.

The program runs from November 15, 2020 until May 15, 2021.

Apply to be a mentee here: bit.ly/isohamentees2020

Apply to be a mentor here: bit.ly/isohamentors2020

Application deadline: October 31, 2020

Notification of mentor/mentee pairs: November 15, 2020


Getting Ready for #nOHvember

#nOHvember One Health Month logo with eucalyptus leaves graphic

November 3rd is One Health Day and together with the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ) and the One Health Student Committee (OHSC) here at the University of Guelph we are dedicating the whole month to One Health!

That's right, October is almost over and it's time for #nOHvember!

Make sure to stay connected all month long for lots of One Health content, events and opportunities!

One Health Twitter: @OneHealthUofG

CPHAZ Twitter: @cphaz

OHSC Instagram: @onehealthuofg

OHSC World One Health Congress Scholarship Recipient Announced!

Headshot image of Jamie Goltz

Congratulations to Jamie Goltz for being chosen as the recipient of the first-ever University of Guelph One Health Student Committee (OHSC) World One Health Congress Scholarship!

Jamie is completing her MSc in Population Medicine (Epidemiology) with the Collaborative Specialization in One Health here at the University of Guelph.

We look forward to hearing about Jamie's experience at the upcoming Congress!

Find more information about the scholarship here.

New on the One Health YouTube Channel

In case you missed it:

Stay tuned for more to come on the channel!

One Health Seminar & Poster Day

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 | Virtual

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Have you ever wondered...

What is One Health? How can One Health be applied to solve some of the most wicked, real-world challenges? What types of careers are available to a One Health practitioner?

If so, join us! It's free! 

We are excited to be collaborating with the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ) at the University of Guelph and the One Health Program in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University to bring you this year's One Health Poster Day

The day will give participants the chance to interactively learn about One Health and its real-world applications across diverse fields as well as explore a cross-section of innovative and exciting research taking place at the interface of human, animal, and environmental health.

It will kick off with the What is One Health? Seminar presented by the University of Guelph's One Health Student Committee with support from the Western One Health Club.

Don't delay, register to attend the One Health Seminar and Poster Day here

Check out the program for the day here.

For any questions and inquiries, please contact cphaz@uoguelph.ca.

Fall 2020 One Health Seminar Series

There are only two presentations left in our Fall 2020 One Health Seminar Series!

We have a great lineup of speakers from a variety of disciplines. It's an excellent opportunity to learn more about One Health and to hear about One Health work here at the University of Guelph and beyond. 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 Dr. Jennifer Provencher (Research Scientist, Ecotoxicology and Wildlife Health Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada). Nov. 18 12:30-1:20pm Graham Taylor (Associate Professor, School of Engineering, CEPS). One Health Institute logo. For more information subscribe to the One Health newsletter & emails at: onehealth@uoguelph.ca

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 12:30PM-1:20PM (EDT) | Virtual

Make sure to tune in to our fourth seminar in the series as Dr. Jennifer Provencher, a Research Scientist in the Ecotoxicology and Wildlife Health Division at Environment and Climate Change Canada, discusses "Plastic Pollution and Wildlife Health".

Click the following link to watch live on Nov. 4th: https://uoguel.ph/onehealthseminar4

Poster announcing One Health Fall 2020 Seminar Series Plastic Pollution and Wildlife Health November 4 | 12:30-1:20PM (EST) Watch live at: https://uoguel.ph/onehealthseminar4 with Jennifer Provencher (Research Scientist, Ecotoxicology and Wildlife Health Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada). Image of plastic bottles, plastic cups, plastic straws, and plastic bags. Photo of Dr. Provencher. One Health Institute logo.

November 2020 ZOHU Call

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

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 November 4, 2020 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM (ET)


  • AVMA Antimicrobial Resistance in Animal Pathogens Report
  • A Toolkit for Conducting One Health Epidemiological Investigations in Animals with SARS-CoV-2
  • Texas A&M Epidemiological Investigation of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Household Pets

Join using this link and enter the password: zohu@nov4

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.

Biology and Control of SARS-CoV-2 Webinar

November 9, 2020 | 1:00PM - 3:00 PM (EST) | Teams Live

Illustration of a coronavirus when viewed electron microscopically.

We are excited to be partnering with the Ontario Veterinary College to bring you this moderated and interactive webinar! It will aim to provide up-to-date scientific information on biology of SARS-CoV-2 and prophylactic strategies (such as vaccines) that are under development for control of this virus.

This session will feature SARS-CoV-2 researchers from the University of Guelph, University of Toronto, and McMaster University, and will be moderated by Dr. Shayan Sharif (Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, OVC). Each of the panelists will deliver a short presentation followed by an opportunity for discussion by all participants. Read more about the panelists here.

To join the Teams Live event, please use this link.

This event will be recorded for those who are unable to attend at the scheduled time.

The Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience

Virtual Pavilion | November 10 - November 14, 2020

Panel Discussion | November 11, 2020 | 4:45PM-5:45PM (EST)

Poster announcing One Health at the Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience. University of Guelph One Health Virtual Pavilion November 10 - November 14. Panel: Plants, and Animals, and Humans, Oh My! What is One Health and what does it have to do with your future career? Featured panelists: Dr. Deb Stark, Dr. Heather Murphy, Dr. Travis Steffens & Dr. Samira Mubareka. Moderated by: Dr. Jeff Wichtel. November 11 | 4:45PM-5:45PM EST. Free registration at: royalfair.vfairs.com/en/registration. QR code for registration link, Image of person petting a dog on a grassy hill. One Health Institute logo.

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, we will have our own One Health Virtual Pavilion showcasing One Health students, researchers, and education at the University of Guelph

We will also be offering a Panel Discussion - Plants, and Animals, and Humans, Oh My! What is One Health and what does it have to do with your future career? Find out how a medical doctor, an anthropologist, a veterinarian, and an engineer all found their different career pathways leading to One Health. Learn how they work to solve complex health problems in the various sectors in which they work or have worked. Discover the variety of fields where graduates with One Health knowledge are needed and how One Health skills can set you up for success in your future career. This panel will be moderated by Dr. Jeff Wichtel and will feature the following panelists: Dr. Samira Mubareka, Dr. Travis Steffens, Dr. Deb Stark, and Dr. Heather Murphy.

The Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience is free and open to everyone! Register here.

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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