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One Health Coffee House (BYOC)

One Health Coffee House (BYOC)

A weekly 30ish minute online forum for student discussion

SUMMER 2020: Students who are engaged in summer research – in any discipline – are welcome to participate.

 *NEW: Join the OHSC calendar! You can toggle the calendar on and off and easily keep track of all OHSC events. All online events can be accessed through the calendar meetings via Teams links.

Email onehealthstudents@uoguelph.ca to register!

  • Journal Club – choose an academic paper relevant to your field of study, which ideally also touches on the One Health pillars of human, animal and environmental health and wellbeing. A link to the paper can be provided to all students in advance, and ideally students will come to the journal club ready to participate in the discussion.  
  • Research Bite – share what you’re working on! What makes it interesting and great? Is it – or could it be – One Health? Why? Include 2-3 slides outlining your research.  

Presentations should be no more than 15-20 minutes in length, to leave time for 10-15 minutes of discussion and questions. Undergraduates and graduates are welcome to present! 

The best presentations will be informative and engaging: Think big, present boldly – and be brief! These are great, low-stress ways to engage with your fellow students ‘on-campus’, and network. We welcome all disciplines and perspectives to the One Health discussion!


August 14th, 12:30-1:15 PM

TITLE TBD

Luke Haydock, DVSc candidate.


August 18th, 12:30-1:15 PM

TITLE TBD

Sarah Robinson, 2nd year PhD Student, Pathobiology.


August 21st, time TBD

GIDSA’s Research & Innovation Symposium 

“In every crisis lies an opportunity: Ways to adapt forward after pandemics

Graduate International Development Student Association (GIDSA)

Summer 2020 Webinar Series


PAST EVENTS

August 7th, 12:30-1:15 PM

The Philippine Neoliberal Mining Industry: M4D, State Violence and Inter-Institutional Gaps in Resource Governance

Angela Asuncion, First Year MSc Candidate in Rural Planning & Development in International Development Studies (2019-2021).


July 31st, 12:30-1:15 PM

EEG Epileptic Pattern Mimikers in Canines

Rachael Vella, fourth year undergraduate student majoring in biomedical science and minoring in neuroscience


July 28th, 12:30-1:15 PM

Need for case definitions in wildlife health

Tonia von Hugo, 3rd year Animal Biology student.


July 24th, 12:30-1:15 PM

Zoonoses in urban rats

Simon Jeeves, undergraduate Microbiology student.


July 14th, 12:30-1:15 PM

A One Health approach to human nutrition, livestock health and lemur endangerment in Madagascar

Kiana Gibson, Bachelor of Arts and Science; specializing in Nutrition & Nutraceutical Sciences (NANS) and International Development (IDEV).


July 7th, 12:30-1:15 PM | JOURNAL CLUB

How Climate Changes Will Affect Parasite Expansion in Madagascar: A One Health approach

Please read: Climate change, predictive modeling and lemur health: Assessing impacts of changing climate on health and conservation in Madagascar

Alexandria Cosby, fourth year undergraduate in wildlife biology and conservation.


June 26th, 12:30-1:15 PM

COVID-19: Full Circle Transmission – From Animals to Humans and back again

Priya Jain and Jessica Linton, fourth-year undergraduates in Biomedical Sciences and Animal Biology, respectively.


June 23rd, 12:30-1:15 PM

Revitalizing rural heritage for community sustainability and resilience: Terraces in Andean highlands in Peru

Sampoorna Bhattacharya, MSc Rural Planning & Development + International Development.

Please read the paper “You Can’t Grow Potatoes in the Sky: Building Resilience in the Face of Climate Change in the Potato Park of Cuzco, Peru”, and think about the questions, below. Come prepared to discuss!


  • What does heritage mean to you? 
  • How can heritage conservation be used to combat climate change?
  • How can the neglect to rural heritage caused by forces such as the allure of urban life, modernization, and cultural discrimination be mediated? What are some solutions?

June 19th, 12:30-1:15 PM

Knowledge Synthesis for Environmental Sampling of Leptospira spp

Sarah Martone, first year Master of Public Health student.


June 12th, 12:30-1:00 PM

What is One Health?

Jane Parmley, Associate Professor in One Health in the Department of Population Medicine

Please read: Public health guide to field developments linking ecosystems, environments and health in the Anthropocene
Buse, Chris GOestreicher, Jordan SkyEllis, Neville RPatrick, RebeccaBrisbois, Ben; et al.Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; London Vol. 72, Iss. 5,  (May 2018): 420. DOI:10.1136/jech-2017-210082

Full text available through U of G library and attached to calendar invitation for registered participants

As you are reading the paper, think about the questions below. Come prepared to discuss!

  • How does One Health fit in with other holistic approaches to health? What are the similarities? What are the differences?
  • Did this article help you to understand One Health? Why or why not
  • What did you learn from reading this article?
  • What new questions do you have about One Health or any of the other field developments described?