(NET)working Wednesdays

(NET)working Wednesdays

The One Health Student Committee at the University of Guelph presents an online Net(working) Night series!

This series connects our students with leaders from research, government, and industry who are tackling issues within the One Health framework.

Curious about what a career in One Health looks like? Looking for information about how to integrate One Health principles into your current career?

REGISTER for the event and come join us to get a first-hand perspective from our speakers!


Stay tuned for upcoming (NET)working Wednesday events!


Wednesday, November 18th, 5:00 – 6:00 pm | featuring Dr. Amy Greer

Dr. Amy Greer is Amy Greer is a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Population Disease Modeling and Associate Professor in the Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. Dr. Greer is also appointed as an Associate Professor in the Division of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

Dr. Greer’s research program explores the introduction, spread, dynamics, and control of infectious diseases in populations. She integrates empirical data with mathematical models to test the mechanisms leading to the epidemic spread of pathogens and identify optimal intervention and control strategies. Her research aims to examine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of both public health and veterinary health interventions in order to make informed, evidence-based decisions regarding policy.

Wednesday, July 29th, 5:00 – 5:45 pm | featuring Dr. Brittany Luby & Samantha Mehltretter

Dr. Brittany Luby is an assistant professor at the University of Guelph in the Department of History who originated in Treaty # 3 territory. She is a co-investigator with The Manomin Project.

Samantha Mehltretter is a Water Resources Engineer in Training with an interest in the social and environmental impacts of engineering. She completed her bachelor’s in water resources at the University of Guelph in 2015, and subsequently worked in Coastal Engineering for two years before pursuing graduate research. Samantha is currently working on her PhD and studying manomin (known as wild rice in English) on the Winnipeg River in partnership with Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation (NAN).

Wednesday, July 15th, 5:00 – 5:45 pm | featuring Tanis Kershaw

Tanis Kershaw is a Senior Epidemiologist with the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Outbreak Management Division in Guelph. Tanis holds a B.A. (Honours) degree in Psychology and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to working at the Outbreak Management Division, Tanis completed the Canadian Field Epidemiology Program where she was placed at Alberta Health in Edmonton. She has also worked as an Epidemiologist with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and as a researcher with the Public Health Observatory in Saskatoon.

Wednesday, June 24th, 5:00 – 5:45 pm | presentations from Katherine Paphitis and Devon Metcalf

Katherine Paphitis is a certified Public Health Inspector with Public Health Ontario and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the Department of Population Medicine.

Devon Metcalf is an adjunct faculty in the Department of Pathobiology, Associate Editor for the Canadian Journal of Infection Control, and a Regional Infection Prevention and Control Specialist at Public Health Ontario.