The story that One Health science needs now – Media Ecology

    The story that One Health science needs now – Media Ecology

    Dr. Mark Lipton is a Professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. He is a media ecologist, studying media environments and the impacts of technological change. He applies a holistic approach to his work in order to assess the intersecting consequences of any technological change and its impacts on things like culture, humans, and the environment.

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    Building a healthy rural community

    Building a healthy rural community

    Dr. Wayne Caldwell is a professor in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development and has worked as a land use planner for years. He says that while significant effort goes into evaluating population and environmental health in urban areas, much less work focuses on improving health in rural communities.

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    U of G institutes partner to present interdisciplinary conference

    U of G institutes partner to present interdisciplinary conference

    The Guelph Institute for Development Studies (GIDS) and the One Health Institute (OHI) are collaboratively planning the One Health and Development for a World Under Pressure Symposium for May 9-11, 2022. This event will be a global symposium for scholars of various specialities to create and fosters relationships with one another, share their research, and connect with students, researchers, and communities from diverse backgrounds. “The conference is a true joint effort between institutes and is an exciting way to demonstrate our partnership,” says the director of GIDS, political science professor Craig Johnson.

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    Outdoor cats a threat to more than just birds

    Letting your cat outside might seem like harmless fun and good exercise for the animal, but it actually poses a serious risk to wildlife. Cats kill an estimated 2.5 billion birds every year, making them one of the leading causes of bird mortality. But it’s not just birds. Cats also prey on insects like butterflies and moths as well as small mammals during their outdoor excursions, and in turn, disturb the area’s biodiversity. It's really important that we get a handle on the specifics of this problem,” says Norris, “because if we lose biodiversity, we’re going to be in big trouble.”

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    Using conversations and storytelling to create understanding of environmental issues in Indigenous communities

    Using conversations and storytelling to create understanding of environmental issues in Indigenous communities

    Dr. Tad McIlwraith is a cultural anthropologist who uses storytelling as the medium for his research. McIlwraith is a community-based researcher who follows Indigenous-based methodologies. He turns community interests into research projects that look at different elements of the environment and how we can live within it in respectful ways.

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