Past Events

Past Seminars in the Fall 2020 One Health Seminar Series

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hammond Lecture 2020 – Wastes, Water, and Food: The One Health Links to Human and Wildlife Health

OHI – School of Env. Sciences

Poster announcing Hammond Lecture Series 2020 | Featuring Prof. Karen Kidd Wastes, Water, and Food: The One Health Links to Human and Wildlife Health Wednesday, October 7, 2020 / Teams Live / 5:00-6:30 p.m. (EDT) The Hammond Lecture Series began in 2000 in honour of Kenneth Hammond, founder of Hammond Manufacturing and former member of U of G's Board of Governors. Hammond was an advocate of environmental and resource issues and environmental education. The One Health Connection Between Human Drugs and Fish Health Dr. Karen Kidd is an ecotoxicologist and holds the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Environment and Health. She is a Professor jointly in the Department of Biology and the School of Earth, Environment and Society at McMaster University. Photo of Dr. Kidd sitting on a rock in front of water. Panelists The Sustainable Agriculture Imperative: A One Health Perspective Dr. Paul Sibley | Professor School of Environmental Sciences | Ontario Agricultural College | University of Guelph. Photo of Dr. Sibley standing in front of a mountainous landscape. Wastes, Water, and Infrastructure: What Bugs Are in Our Water? Dr. Heather Murphy | Associate Professor Department of Pathobiology | Ontario Veterinary College | University of Guelph. Headshot of Dr. Murphy. How Wildlife Health Fits Into One Health Dr. Claire Jardine | Regional Director CWHC ON/NU |  Associate Professor Department of Pathobiology | Ontario Veterinary College | University of Guelph. Headshot of Dr. Jardine. Visit the following link to watch the Hammond Lecture live: https://uoguel.ph/hammond with University of Guelph Ontario Agricultural College School of Environmental Sciences logo and University of Guelph One Health Institute logo.

The One Health Institute was thrilled to collaborate with the University of Guelph’s School of Environmental Sciences to put on the 2020 Hammond Lecture.

The event featured keynote speaker Dr. Karen Kidd who holds the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Environmental Health and is a Professor jointly in the Department of Biology and the School of Earth, Environment and Society at McMaster University. She was joined by University of Guelph panelists Dr. Paul Sibley (School of Environmental Sciences), Dr. Heather Murphy (Department of Pathobiology), and Dr. Claire Jardine (Department of Pathobiology).

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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.