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Past Events

One Health Seminar & Poster Day

November 3, 2020 | Virtual

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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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Past Seminars in the Fall 2020 One Health Seminar Series

The Fall 2020 One Health Seminar Series featured a great lineup of speakers from across disciplines. It was an excellent opportunity to learn more about One Health and to hear about One Health work at the University of Guelph and beyond.

Seminar 1- The Global Burden of Animal Diseases: A New Addition to One Health Data Resources (September 23, 2020)

Dr. Deborah Stacey (Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science) and Dr. Theresa Bernardo (Professor in the Department of Population Medicine & IDEXX Chair) shared about their work on the Global Burden of Animal Diseases (GBADs) project and how it acts as a new addition to One Health data resources.

  • Watch the recording:

Seminar 2- Philosophical Perspectives on One Health (October 7, 2020)

Dr. Gus Skorburg (Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy) led an engaging discussion exploring how the One Health perspective can be useful for making certain philosophical arguments.

Seminar 3- The Role of DNA Barcoding and Environmental DNA-Based Biomonitoring in Support of a One Health Agenda (October 21, 2020)

Dr. Robert (Bob) Hanner (Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology) discussed and showcased some of the work being done at the University of Guelph in terms of molecular biodiversity research and how it can feed into a One Health Agenda.

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Seminar 4- Plastic Pollution and Wildlife Health (November 4, 2020)

Dr. Jennifer Provencher (Research Scientist in the Ecotoxicology and Wildlife Health Division of the Science and Technology Branch at Environment and Climate Change Canada) discussed her work focusing on plastic pollution and wildlife health. In particular, Dr. Provencher touched on three main themes in this seminar: ingestion and accumulation of plastics, wildlife as vectors of plastics, and plastics as a vector for contaminants.

  • Recording coming soon!

Seminar 5- How Experimental Psychology Can Help Explainable Artificial Intelligence (November 18, 2020)

Dr. Graham Taylor (Associate Professor in the School of Engineering) led an insightful seminar covering explainable artificial intelligence and also artificial cognition – an emerging area in which they think machine learning scientists and psychologists can work together.

  • Recording coming soon!

Other Previously Recorded Seminars 

Arrell Food Institute & Food From Thought Webinars 
April 16 Video Panel: COVID-19 + Lessons for Food Systems 
April 30 Video Panel: COVID-19 + Data Decisions after Disruption
May 19 Video Panel: COVID-19 + Social Impacts on Rural Communities
June 9 recorded LIVE: COVID-19 + Food Security: The Intersection
June 16 recorded LIVE: COVID-19 + The Future of Ag Tech and Labour
June 23 recorded LIVE: COVID-19 + The Restaurant Industry

Panel Discussion on A One Health Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Health experts from the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College take part in a round table panel discussion on ‘A One Health approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic’. Panelists include professors Amy Greer, Scott Weese, and Katie Clow. Moderator: Lauren Grant, Research Manager, OVC.