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Past Events

Winter 2021 One Health Institute Seminar Series

Poster with text. Image of Covid 19 virus as the top of the poster. Text reads:  One Health winter 2021 seminar series. Physical distancing, school/workplace closure and Covid-19 disease burden in 2020: how many lives did we save?

Physical distancing, school/workplace closure and Covid-19 disease burden in 20202: How many lives did we save?

February 26th, 2021 | Virtual

The One Health Institute is excited to present Dr. Fair!

Dr. Fair is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph, as well as an alumna of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Her research focuses on gaining insights into the dynamics of complex systems using mathematical models, and exploring questions related to climate change, infectious diseases, and sustainability.

To combat transmission of SARS-CoV-2 during the COVID-19 pandemic, workplaces and schools have undergone closures and Ontarians have been asked to engage in physical distancing. In this seminar you’ll be introduced to a mathematical model describing the impact of COVID-19 in Ontario and see how it is used to examine the effects of closures and distancing in reducing case numbers and deaths resulting from COVID-19.

Poster text: "Winter 2021 One Health Institute Seminar Series. WILDLIFE, WILD PLACES, & SPILLOVER: INSIGHTS FROM THE FIELD. February 12th 9:30-10:30 am. Emily Denstedt, DVM, MPH, Veterinary Technical Advisor (Lao PDR) Wildlife Conservation Society." Background image of elephant in nature and headshot of Emily Denstedt.


February 12th, 2021 | Virtual

The One Health Institute is excited to present Emily Denstedt!

Dr. Emily Denstedt spoke about the decline of wild species and degradation of ecosystems, coupled with the encroachment of humankind into the planet’s remaining wild places, is opening the door for disease and other health challenges. This seminar will give you an inside look into how conservation-based health experts are working to identify where and how these health risks are emerging, while taking action towards the conservation of biodiversity and intact landscapes.

Poster with text: "Image of Cate Dewey holding a pig next to a women in Kenya. One Health winter 2021 seminar series. Pigs, Poverty, and Epilepsy. January 29th 1:00-2:00 pm. Cate Dewey, Director One health institute, OVC professor, AVPA. Headshot of Cate Dewey. Image of One Health Institute Logo."


January 29, 2021| Virtual

The One Health Institute kicked off it’s seminar series with the Director of the One Health Institute, Dr. Cate Dewey!

Dr. Dewey spoke about her decade-long research project in rural Kenya where she worked with smallholder pig farmers to improve pig and community health by educating farmers on the epilepsy-causing parasite transmitted from pigs to humans.

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Biology and Control of SARS-CoV-2 Webinar


Nov. 9, 2020 |Virtual

Poster with text: "Panel talk: Biology and control of SAR-CoV-2. November 9,2020 1-3 pm est. Free event, everyone welcome. Questions? Email:

This was a moderated and interactive webinar put on in partnership with the Ontario Veterinary College. It aimed to provide up-to-date scientific information on biology of SARS-CoV-2 and prophylactic strategies (such as vaccines) that are under development for control of this virus.

This session featured SARS-CoV-2 researchers from the University of Guelph, University of Toronto, and McMaster University, and was moderated by Dr. Shayan Sharif (Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, OVC). Read more about the panelists here.

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One Health Seminar & Poster Day


November 3, 2020 | Virtual

Dog and person walking on beach at sunset

Have you ever wondered…

What is One Health? How can One Health be applied to solve some of the most wicked, real-world challenges? What types of careers are available to a One Health practitioner?

The day gave participants the chance to interactively learn about One Health and its real-world applications across diverse fields as well as explore a cross-section of innovative and exciting research taking place at the interface of human, animal, and environmental health.

This event was presented in collaboration with the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ) at the University of Guelph and the One Health Program in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University.

Check out the program for the day here.

All One Health posters from the day can be founder here:

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