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    One Health Research in action at the University of Guelph

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    Health Focused

    A collaborative research team is exploring the potential impact of climate change on mosquito-borne orthobunyaviruses, which can impact both livestock and human health. OVC Researchers: Drs. Katie Clow and Paula Menzies, PhD student Michele Bergevin, Ontario Veterinary College (P.I. Dr. Sumira Mubareka,  Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre & Research Institute, Toronto). Photo: thestar.com

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    Internationally Leading

    Predicting which pathogen will cause the next pandemic is nearly impossible. An international study is taking an alternative approach by aiming to make vulnerable populations – whether human, wildlife or agricultural – more resilient to health challenges. Dr. Jane Parmley of the Ontario Veterinary College is part of the team including other researchers from Canada, Sweden and Switzerland. Photo: healthyplanetusa.org

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    Community Based

    Caribou are a core part of Inuit health and wellbeing in the Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut regions of Labrador, Canada. Recent caribou population declines are having widespread implications for these communities. Photo:  Researcher David Borish, Public Health and International Development Studies, U of G with Henry Lyall and Eldred Allen filming caribou outside Nain, Nunatsiavut.

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    WHAT IS ONE HEALTH?

    One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines working together on our planet’s most complex health problems. A One Health approach increases the likelihood of attaining optimal health for people, animals, plants and our environment while incorporating the social, political and cultural contexts of the affected communities.

    ONE HEALTH and the UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

    As a world-class comprehensive and research-intensive university, we are committed to training researchers and graduates who can apply One Health knowledge and principles to more effectively solve the complex local, national and international health issues we face today. We graduate highly trained, integrated, effective transdisciplinary alumni who are qualified to work in and ultimately lead teams to solve health problems that cannot easily be resolved within our traditional disciplinary silos.

    Here are just a few foci of research at U​of G that demonstrate the diversity of One Health initiatives at our university:

    • zoonotic diseases
    • diseases with pandemic potential (e.g., COVID-19)
    • community-based research of water quality
    • poverty and food security in subsistence economies
    • antimicrobial resistance in Canada and abroad
    • climate change and the spread of vector-borne disease
    • pollinator health
    • effects of pet ownership on human wellbeing
    • clinical trials in comparative oncology

    One Health and the University of Guelph

    “The One Health concept is fundamental to the University of Guelph. It is embedded in everything that we do… “

    Charlotte Yates, President & Vice Chancellor

    University of Guelph

    News

    Learn about how faculty and students incorporate

    One Health into their research and studies

    Events

    Learn about upcoming and past

    One Health events

    Are you a Student Interested in One Health?

    Check out these resources below

    UofG Student Resources
    Other Student Resources
    • Club Map listing student groups around the world
    • Spreadsheet listing student groups around the world
    • Toolkit on how to start a One Health club and activities to do as a club
      • Includes info on Smithsonian Outbreak exhibit materials and virtual tour
      • Includes info on teaching One Health lessons to children
    • Revamped toolkit with graphics 
    • Information on starting and running a OH conference here and this link

    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine / Master of Public Health

    Combined Degree program

    Collaborative Specialization in

    One Health

    Graduate Program

    Learn More About One Health

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    About One Health and One Health Commission
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    Education Opportunities and Resources
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    Communications
    • Join the global One Health Listserv here
    • Join the ISOHA Listserv here.