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Call for Proposals: Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance Tier I Research Program 

The Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance Research Program invests in research that aligns with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) priorities that support strong rural communities, keep our food safe and develop a prosperous, environmentally sustainable agri-food sector in Ontario.

OMAFRA is very interested in leveraging “One Health” principles to support a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to protecting food safety, animal health and welfare, stewardship and protection objectives.

**Interested? Want to bounce ideas around? Please reach out to Katherine Heyland, One Health Program Manager

One Health Student Mentorship at U of G

September - November 2021 | Wednesdays 12:30 - 1:30 PM (EST) | Virtual

The Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ) is hosting a Student Mentorship event. 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 any questions and inquiries, please contact cphaz@uoguelph.ca.

*FREE* Student Registrations for ISTAS21

The One Health Institute is sponsoring 20 University of Guelph students to attend the upcoming virtual 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS21) | October 28-31, 2021. 

The symposium will include a moderated panel discussion on One Health informatics | Saturday, October 30th at 9:15am. 

If you are a U of G student and are interested in attending ISTAS21, email us! onehealth@uoguelph.ca.  

*NEW* University of Guelph One Health Report 2021

The University of Guelph's One Health Institute is pleased to present a report on the third anniversary of the One Health Agenda, a bold campus-wide initiative to harness and enhance our university's capacity in One Health.

Together we are building a comprehensive One Health research platform and equipping graduates to participate in and lead interdisciplinary One Health teams. These teams work towards solutions for our most complex problems at the intersection of human, animal, plant and environmental health—to Improve Life. ​​​​​​

The full report is available to view or download on our website.

WHO Assembles One Health Expert Panel 

A photograph of graduate student Nikola May smiling and wearing a shirt that says 'Girls just wanna have funding for scientific research'

The World Health Organization (WHO) and three other partners have created a High Level One Health Expert Panel of 26 international experts from 23 countries. The Panel will assess emerging health crises arising from the human-animal-ecosystem interface, identify research gaps and provide guidance on the development of a long-term strategic approach to reducing the risk of zoonotic pandemics.

The panel includes Dr. Dominique Charron, Vice-President of Programs & Partnerships for the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa. Dr. Charron holds a PhD in Epidemiology and a DVM from the University of Guelph.

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Upcoming Conferences  

One Welfare World | 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 ChangeSeptember 16-18, 2021
This in-person (London, UK) conference will address the multidimensional aspects of the climate change problem and present solutions.

2021 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society | October 28-31, 2021 
This virtual symposium will include a moderated One Health informatics panel discussion on Saturday, October 30th.

WHO Global Conference on Health and Climate Change | November 6-7, 2021
The aim of the conference (Glasgow, UK) is to call on governments, businesses, institutions and financial actors to drive a green, healthy and resilient recovery from COVID-19.

7th World One Health Congress | November 7-11, 2021
The theme of this hybrid event is 'Integrating Science, Policy and Clinical Practice: a One Health Imperative Post COVID-19'.

Healthy People, Healthy Planet, Social Justice | April 1-3, 2022
The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) is hosting this in-person and virtual event in Los Angeles, California. The conference aims to address critical gaps in global health and development.   

One Health Affiliated Faculty List

Are you a University of Guelph faculty member who conducts research that is One Health-related? Join our One Health affiliated faculty list! Email onehealth@uoguelph.ca with a headshot, research interests and a link to your official bio. 

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

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