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One Health News & Events

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Opportunities & Updates: CPHAZ Student Mentorship EventSARS-CoV-2 Surveillance in Pets Study | ISOHA Journal Call for Submission | #nOHvember

Upcoming Webinars & Events: American Public Health Association Webinar Listings 

One Health Student CommitteeEnd-of-Semester Message from the OHSC

Past Events: The Hammond LectureFall 2020 One Health Seminar Series | Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience Panel Talk

CPHAZ Student Mentorship Event

Image of laptop keyboard, latte with heart latte art, and ringed notebook with text "CPHAZ Presents: Cozy up with Coffee One Health Student Mentorship Purpose? Network with One Health Professionals When? Jan - April 2021 Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm Limited seats available!"

The Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ) is hosting a Student Mentorship event throughout the winter semester months from January to April 2021. This is an opportunity for University of Guelph students to interact with different One Health professionals in academia, public health, and research sectors. The event will be virtual using Microsoft Teams and there is limited enrollment, so don't wait too long to register! For more information about this event and for registration please go to the CPHAZ website.

When? Every other Tuesday from January 2021 - April 2021 

Time? 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Start date? Tuesday, Jan 12th

Where? Virtually using Microsoft Teams

Who can attend? Any undergraduate or graduate students from the University of Guelph

Cost? It’s FREE, but there will be limited enrollment of only 8 students per mentor

If you have any questions about the event please contact Julia Luca, the CPHAZ Program Coordinator, at cphaz@uoguelph.ca

SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance in Pets Study

Image of cat and dog

Drs. Scott Weese and Dorothee Bienzle from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph are recruiting Canadian veterinary clinic staff who have had COVID-19 themselves for a study to learn more about the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from people to their own pets (dogs, cats, ferrets). 

Find more information about the study here.

 ISOHA Journal Call for Submissions

Poster with text announcing "Second ISOHA Journal Call Call for Submission! Submission Deadline 8th January, 2020 -Research Articles -Commentaries, -Review Pieces & -Creative Works (e.g., poetry, graphics and art, etc.) Submit Submissions must reflect or involve the One Health approach This opportunity is open to current students worldwide. Submission Link: https://bit.ly/2UOddyX" with ISOHA International Student One Health Alliance logo, image of laptop and papers with text, line graph, bar chart, graphic of cartoon people holding up a bar chart and a pie chart, and arrow graphic.

The International Student One Health Alliance invites submissions for their journal. Submissions can be research articles, commentaries, review pieces, and creative works (e.g. poetry, graphics and art, etc.). All submissions must reflect or involve the One Health Approach.

Current students worldwide are welcome to submit!

Submission deadline: January 8, 2020

Submit here.


#nOHvember One Health Month logo with eucalyptus leaves

Thank you to everyone who tuned in to our month-long #nOHvember campaign on Instagram and Twitter! The One Health Institute, One Health Student Committee, and Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ) decided to extend November 3rd - World One Health Day - for an entire month of One Health recognition. From student spotlights to One Health webinars, it sure was a fun month to learn more about One Health at the University of Guelph and beyond. 

#nOHvember may be over, but make sure to stay connected on Twitter and Instagram for ongoing One Health content, events, and opportunities!

One Health Twitter: @OneHealthUofG

CPHAZ Twitter: @cphaz

OHSC Instagram: @onehealthuofg

CPHAZ Instagram: @cphazguelph

American Public Health Association Webinar Listings

Image of person with headphones on in a living room sitting at a desk looking at a laptop screen with a notebook on the desk.

APHA works with many partners to host and publicize webinars that bring public health information to as many people as possible.

Climate change and health equity: Tribal challenges and actions

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | 2:00PM - 3:30PM (EST)

The Tribal Public and Environmental Health Think Tank, in partnership with APHA and with support from CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health/ Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, invites you to join a conversation on climate and health in tribal communities.

Find more information and registration for this webinar here.

The Pandemic and Social Isolation: Considerations to Support LGBT Older Adults

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | 12:30PM - 1:30PM (EST)

As we head into winter, the current climate poses increased risks for social isolation for vulnerable populations. Join Brown School alumna Sherrill Wayland, MSW, for a discussion regarding LGBT older adults. Considerations for social service providers will be shared, along with ideas for how family and friends can be supportive during this unique time.

Find more information and registration for this webinar here.

End-of-Semester Message from the OHSC

OHSC logo with outline of a pig, outline of a leaf, and caduceus medical symbol.

Thank you to everyone who attended OHSC events this year, it was great to meet so many new students and catch up with familiar faces!

This fall we hosted the What is One Health? Seminar, (Net)Working Wednesday with Amy Greer, ran our inaugural World One Health Congress Scholarship competition, fundraised for the Iqaluit Humane Society and OHSC events, facilitated two internship positions for Planet Madagascar, welcomed new OHSC executive members, collaborated on the #nOHvember campaign, and shared many more OH facts and activities over our Instagram and website! We have a lot planned for next semester so make sure to follow us on Instagram!

We also want YOUR input for our future events and priorities so check your emails for the upcoming U of G One Health Townhall Survey! This will be released before the new year.

See you all in the winter and have a great break! Congrats on completing F20, Gryphons ��

Missed an event? No problem! Find out more about past events below and on the One Health website & YouTube channel.

2020 Hammond Lecture - Wastes, Water, and Food: The One Health Links to Human and Wildlife Health 

Excerpt of Hammond Lecture Poster with text: 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 holds 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 sitting on a rock in front of water. Panelists The Sustainable Agriculture Imperative: A One Health Perspective Dr. Paul Sibley | Professor School of Environmental Sciences | Ontario Agricultural College | University of Guelph. Photo of Dr. Sibley standing in front of a mountainous landscape. Wastes, Water, and Infrastructure: What Bugs Are in Our Water? Dr. Heather Murphy | Associate Professor Department of Pathobiology | Ontario Veterinary College | University of Guelph. Headshot of Dr. Murphy. How Wildlife Health Fits Into One Health Dr. Claire Jardine | Regional Director CWHC ON/NU |  Associate Professor Department of Pathobiology | Ontario Veterinary College | University of Guelph. Headshot of Dr. Jardine.

October 7, 2020 | Virtual

The One Health Institute was thrilled to collaborate with the University of Guelph’s School of Environmental Sciences to put on the 2020 Hammond Lecture.

The event featured 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 was 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).

Watch the recording here.

Fall 2020 One Health Seminar Series

The Fall 2020 One Health Seminar Series featured a great lineup of speakers from across disciplines. It was an excellent opportunity to learn more about One Health and to hear about One Health work at the University of Guelph and beyond. Stay tuned for the Winter 2021 One Health Seminar Series!

Headshots of Dr. Deb Stacey and Dr. Theresa Bernardo

September 23, 2020 | Virtual

The Global Burden of Animal Diseases: A New Addition to One Health Data Resources

Presented by: Dr. Deb Stacey (Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science) and Dr. Theresa Bernardo (Professor in the Department of Population Medicine & IDEXX Chair)

Watch the recording here.

Headshot of Dr. Robert Hanner

October 21, 2020 | Virtual

The Role of DNA Barcoding and Environmental DNA-Based Biomonitoring in Support of a One Health Agenda

Presented by: Dr. Robert (Bob) Hanner (Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology)

Watch the recording here.

Headshot of Dr. Jennifer Provencher

November 4, 2020 | Virtual

Plastic Pollution and Wildlife Health

Presented by: Dr. Jennifer Provencher (Research Scientist in the Ecotoxicology and Wildlife Health Division of the Science and Technology Branch at Environment and Climate Change Canada)

Watch the recording here.

Headshot of Dr. Graham Taylor

November 18, 2020 | Virtual

How Experimental Psychology Can Help Explainable Artificial Intelligence

Presented by: Dr. Graham Taylor (Associate Professor in the School of Engineering)

Watch the recording here.

Panel Talk: Plants, and Animals, and Humans, Oh My! What is One Health and what does it have to do with your future career?

November 11, 2020 | Virtual

Poster announcing One Health at the Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience. Panel Talk: 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. Featured panelists: Dr. Samira Mubareka (with headshot), Dr. Travis Steffen (with headshot), Dr. Deb Stark (with headshot) and Dr. Heather Murphy (with headshot). Moderator: Dr. Jeff Wichtel (with headshot). Complete your free registration for the Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience at code for registration link, Image of person petting a dog on a grassy hill. One Health Institute logo.

One Health recognizes that we can improve life by understanding that the health of animals, humans, and the environment depend on one another. It aims to create solutions that improve health in all three areas and not just one. These types of solutions require people across a variety of sectors and fields to work together.  

Hear from the featured panelists and find out how their different career pathways led them to One Health! To learn more about the panelists, visit our website

Watch the recording 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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