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One Health News & Events

Don't miss our most recent student profile, details on upcoming One Health conferences and events, and our YouTube seminar series. That and much more in this week's newsletter!

Today at Noon!: 'One Health 101: What is all the Fuss?' Webinar

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In partnership with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, the Wilson Center and the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, the One Health Commission is hosting a 'One Health in the U.S.' webinar series.

The first webinar: 'One Health 101: what is all the fuss about?' takes place today; June 30, noon to 1:00 pm and will answer the questions: 1. What do I need to know about One Health?, 2. Why do I need to know it?, 3. Why is it so important?, and 4. What can I do about it?

More information and registration details available here.

The One Health Institute has a New Logo!

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A special thank you to the Branding and Creative Services team in Communications and Marketing at the University of Guelph for working with us on the new graphic to compliment our existing logo. We love it and we really think it encapsulates the One Health approach.

New! Student Spotlight

In our Student Spotlight section, we will be featuring University of Guelph students engaged in One Health-related research.

Jamie Goltz 

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One Health Brings Together Graduate Student's Passions

Sometimes, timing is everything.  Graduate student Jamie Goltz learned about the One Health approach just as she was debating whether to pursue her interest in human health or pursue her interest in environmental health. After reaching out to Population Medicine faculty member Dr. Jane Parmley, she realized she could do both.

As a member of the first ever cohort of collaborative specialization in One Health graduate students, Goltz studies with students in an assortment of disciplines and is able incorporate One Health into her research. She is now reviewing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in humans and works to estimate resistant bacteria exposure in various pathways, such as food production or health care visits.

Read about how One Health is related to her research here.

The Exploring One Health Series

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The One Health Student Committee organized a series of events and activities to help students learn about One Health and its applications.

The initial Exploring One Health series wrapped up at the end of May and was a huge success! There are already plans for it to continue in 2022 and beyond.

In the interim, you can find out more about the 2021 Exploring One Health series, ​​​​​​check out the biographies of the One Health experts who contributed to this year's event, and find out more about the student organizing team.

A big thank you to the OHSC organizing committee for all their hard work on Exploring One Health.

The CPHAZ 2020 Annual Report is now Available!

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The University of Guelph's Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ) offers information relating to zoonotic diseases (diseases transmitted from animals to people), including aspects of human and pet health, infection prevention and control, and vaccination.

CPHAZ provides focus and leadership for research, education, and knowledge dissemination in public health at the human-animal-environment interface.

You can now read their brand new 2020 Annual Report here.

IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, Oct. 28 - 31.

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The 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS21) is cohosted by the University of Guelph and the University of Waterloo on Oct. 28-31. ISTAS21 invites paper, and abstract-only submissions by July 13. This year’s core theme is  'Technological Stewardship and Responsible Innovation'. 
This interdisciplinary virtual conference brings together researchers, engineers, policymakers, industry experts, students, and members of the public to foster dialogue about the social implications of technology.

The program will include paper presentations, panel discussions, interactive workshops, networking opportunities, and more.

Questions? Contact istas21@uwaterloo.ca

June is National Indigenous History Month

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All Canadians have a responsibility to learn about indigenous history and the intergenerational effects of residential schools. We must continue to work toward reconciliation and decolonization.

To celebrate National Indigenous History Month, a collection of novels, children's literature, research and scholarly texts, and memoirs have been curated for the McLaughlin Library by Indigenous Initiatives and the Indigenous Student Centre to highlight Indigenous writers, content and research frameworks.

Pride 2021

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This month is an opportunity to honour and celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, two-spirit, intersex, asexual and many other identities that fall outside of heterosexual and cisgender paradigms.

The University of Guelph has events and resources available to the LGBTQ2IA+ community.​​​​

One Health Affiliated Faculty List

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Are you a University of Guelph faculty member who conducts research that is One Health-related?

Please check out our One Health affiliated faculty list for a list of campus faculty who have self-identified as One Health researchers.

We are currently updating this list and if you would like to be added, please send a photo along with your research interests to onehealth@uoguelph.ca.

If you like to be removed from this list, or if there are faculty on this list who are no longer at the University of Guelph, we would like to know that too. Thank you!

Upcoming One Health-related Conferences  

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​​​​​​Canadian Veterinary Medicine Association hybrid conference is July 22 to 25, 2021, in Calgary, Alberta. Register for access to 80 hours of continuing education, and a virtual exhibit hall & social programs.

American Veterinary Medical Association hybrid convention is July 29 to August 1, 2021​​​, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

One Welfare World first annual conference is September 15-16, 2021. This virtual conference will highlight the One Welfare Framework, and how One Welfare is relevant in the context of the COVID Pandemic. 

Global Conference on Climate Change is September 16 to 18, in person in London, UK. This conference will address the multidimensional aspects of the climate change problem and present solutions.

Discover Our Faculty Focus Articles 

We have been focusing on the broad range of One Health research taking place at the University of Guelph by profiling faculty in departments across campus. Check out our most recent Faculty Focus articles below.

Dr. Jeff Wichtel, Dean, OVC - Moving One Health from the Field to the Classroom 

Dr. Paul Woods, Clinical Studies - Novel Immune Therapy May Hold Promise for Human and Canine Cancer Patients 

Dr. Robert Hanner, Integrative Biology - Preventing and Exposing Fish Fraud with Advanced Biotechnology

Dr. Rozita Dara, Computer Science - Preventing Future Pandemics using Social Media and Search Engines

Dr. Heather Murphy, Pathobiology - Kids' Health Improves with UV-treated Well Water

Dr. Brandon Gilroyed, Environmental Sciences - What is the Right Way to Deal with Livestock Mortaility?

Dr. Theresa Bernardo, Population Medicine - Local Health Informatics Expert Making a Global Impact

Dr. Andrew Bailey, Philosophy - Consciousness Defies Every Form of Measurement, says Professor

Plus more on our Faculty Focus page!

Missed one of our events? No problem. Find out more about past events below and on the One Health website & YouTube channel.

The One Health Seminar Series on YouTube

Past One Health seminars are available to watch on our YouTube channel. Recordings will be updated and uploaded here. Enjoy!

Dr. Lawrence Goodridge, Food Science (Mar. 26, 2021) - Salmonella Syst-OMICS: Applying the One Health Approach for Improved Food Safety

Dr. Daniel Gillis, School of Computer Science (Mar. 11, 2021) - One Year, One Health

Dr. Kathyrn Fair, School of Environmental Sciences (Feb, 26, 2021) - Physical Distancing, School/Workplace Closure & COVID-19 Disease Burden: How Many Lives did We Save?

Dr. Emily Denstedt, Wildlife Conservation Society, Laos (Feb. 12, 2021) - Wildlife, Wild Places, and Spillover: Insights from the Field

Dr. Cate Dewey, Population Medicine, OVC (Jan. 29, 2021) - Pigs, Poverty and Epilepsy

Dr. Graham Taylor, School of Engineering (Nov. 18, 2020) - How Experimental Psychology Can Help Explainable Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Jennifer Provencher, Science and Technology Branch at Environment and Climate Change Canada (Nov. 4, 2020) - Plastic Pollution and Wildlife Health

Dr. Robert Hanner, Integrative Biology (Oct. 21, 2020) - The Role of DNA Barcoding and Environmental DNA-based Biomonitoring in Support of a One Health Agenda

Drs. Deb Stacey and Theresa Bernardo (Sept. 23, 2020) - The Global Burden of Animal Diseases: A New Addition to One Health Data Resources. 

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

Remember to check out our News & Events page and our events calendar for up-to-date listing of webinars, conferences, and symposia of special interest to our U of G community.  

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