Staff and Partners


Photograph of Katherine Heyland outside on a sunny day.

Katherine Heyland

One Health Institute Program Manager

Katherine is a skilled program director with over a decade of experience managing wide-ranging interdisciplinary projects. She has degrees in both biology (neuroscience) and history (of science) and is equally at home in both the arts and sciences.

Katherine has found her professional home at the One Health Institute. She is privileged to be a member of a tight-knit team that brings together researchers, practitioners and educators from the arts and sciences; policymakers; and stakeholders from private industry in a framework that emphasizes the ongoing exploration of intrinsic connections between our natural world and built environments.

Katherine doesn’t mind video chats (that much), is always up for some strategizing and thinks that good project management and pie in the sky are often two sides of the same coin. Her love of checklists and order in her professional life is balanced by the chaos, noise and delightful messiness of her family life, and she is grateful to her career and her kids for keeping her nimble.

A selfie photograph of Peter Kelly on top of a mountain.

Peter Kelly

One Health Institute Program Manager

Peter has developed a love for interdisciplinary projects over a career that has included positions as varied as coordinator of the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System project; a nine-partner initiative to preserve natural lands at the western end of Lake Ontario, as research director at the rare Reserve along the Grand River in Cambridge and as research associate in ecology in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph where he studied the ecology of cliff faces along Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment. 

With a passion for the nature, Peter has served on the boards of Nature Guelph and Ontario Nature. His passions are travelling and photography and he has photographed on all seven continents. He is a graduate of Western University with an Honours B.Sc. and M.Sc. in physical geography.

Nour Kashlan

One Health Institute Co-op Student

Nour is in her fourth year, pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Toxicology degree (co-op) at the University of Guelph and previously completed a co-op work placement at Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, where she helped with the vaccine rollout and case management during the pandemic. With the One Health Institute, Nour will be primarily focusing on communications around One Health and the Institute.

Nour’s passions include video games, hiking, and rugby, where she played for the varsity team during her second year!

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Marilyn Sheen

One Health Institute Communications Intern

Rebanks Family Loran Scholar – 2019
University of Guelph

Marilyn is the 2020 summer Communications Intern with the One Health Institute.
Marilyn is one of 35 recipients of the prestigious Loran Scholarship. She was a member of the first women’s mountain biking team to represent PEI at the Canada Games. She completed three gold test levels in figure skating and is a volunteer CanSkate coach.

Sheen is looking to pursue her passion for science and hopes to eventually write for National Geographic.

“I love reading National Geographic because I think it’s so cool how science writers are able to share their passion for whatever discipline it is … and whoever is going to read it is going to be passionate too — because the writer is so passionate,” she said. “I think that creates a community of people who are searching for knowledge … and that sort of community of people are the people who change the world. And I really want to be a part of that.”

[quotes excerpted from CBC news story: HERE]


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Arrell Food Institute

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Centre for Advancing Responsible & Ethical Artificial Intelligence

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Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses

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Guelph Institute of Development Studies

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Guelph Institute for Environmental Research

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G360 Institute

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