EHCoI at the 10th Anniversary CPHAZ Symposium!

On May 23rd 2017, members of the EcoHealth Community of Interest attended the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses 10th Scientific Symposium at the University of Guelph. The keynote talk from Dr. David Patrick from the University of British Columbia School of Public Health focused on antibiotic stewardship across the spectrum of OneHealth. This keynote was followed by student poster interactive sessions, involving EHCoI members Anna Manore, Stephanie Masina, Vivienne Steele, and Angie Bosman. Congratulations to Stephanie Masina for receiving second place for the interactive sessions, as voted by the conference attendees!

The EHCoI presented three posters during the conference:

Wright, C., Masina, S., Patterson, K., Middleton, J., Torres-Slimming, P., Steele, V., Manore, A., EHCoI Guelph, Bishop-Williams, K. (May 2017). An EcoHealth framework for bridging the gap between research and practice through effective knowledge dissemination. Poster presentation. Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses Scientific Symposium. Guelph, Ontario.

Bishop-Williams, K., Manore, A., Wright, C., Masina, S., Steele, V., Patterson, K., Middleton, J., Torres-Slimming, P., EHCoI. (May 2017). Reflecting on challenges and solutions in building an EcoHealth Community of Interest using the IDRC EcoHealth pillars. Poster presentation. Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses Scientific Symposium. Guelph, Ontario.

Steele, V., Torres-Slimming, P., Manore, A., Masina, S., Wright, C., Patterson, K., Middleton, J., EHCoI, Bishop-Williams, K. (May 2017). The benefit of central nodes for EcoHealth networking among graduate students. Poster presentation. Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses Scientific Symposium. Guelph, Ontario.

Check out the OVC Bulletin for a recap of the CPHAZ Symposium!

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OHEH 2016 Posters

In December 2016, the EHCoI had the great pleasure to share 3 posters at the One Health EcoHealth 2016 conference in Melbourne, AU.

The pictures of our posters are here:

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Thanks especially to Katie C. for taking our posters all the way to Australia for us!

Citations:

  1. K.E. Bishop-Williams,  A. Manore, C. Wright, S. Masina, V. Steele, K. Patterson, J. Middleton, P. Torres-Slimming, EcoHealth Community of Interest. One Health EcoHealth, Melbourne, AU, (Dec 3-7, 2016). “Reflecting on Challenges and Solutions In Building an EcoHealth Community of Interest using the IDRC EcoHealth Pillars.”
  2. V. Steele, P. Torres-Slimming, A. Manore, S. Masina, C. Wright, K. Patterson, J. Middleton, EcoHealth Community of Interest, K.E. Bishop-Williams. One Health EcoHealth, Melbourne, AU, (Dec 3-7, 2016). “The benefit of central nodes for EcoHealth networking among graduate students.”
  3. C. Wright, S. Masina, K. Patterson, J. Middleton, P. Torres-Slimming, V. Steele, A. Manore, EcoHealth Community of Interest, K.E. Bishop-Williams. One Health EcoHealth, Melbourne, AU, (Dec 3-7, 2016). “An EcoHealth framework for bridging the gap between research and practice through effective knowledge dissemination”

“Before the Flood” movie screening a success!

screenshot-2016-11-14-09-44-47Thank you to everyone who joined us on Thursday, November 10th, for a screening of “Before the Flood” by Leonardo DiCaprio! The EHCoI was thrilled to have 22 people join us for this screening and was glad to be able to provide popcorn to anyone who remembered to BYO Bowl!

The documentary was presented by National Geographic. It followed Leonardo DiCaprio’s journey to better understand the state of climate change, particularly as it varies in different regions. The documentary also concluded with a great list of actions individuals can take to combat changing climates.

If you missed it, have a look on iTunes! It is a film you do not want to miss!

Movie Screening: “Chasing Ice”

Movie Screening- Chasing Ice-1 (2)All are invited to join the EcoHealth Community of Interest on March 9th for a screening and discussion of “Chasing Ice”:

Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

Popcorn provided – please bring your own reusable container to eat from!

Upcoming Meeting- Feb 24th, 1:30 PM

Welcome back!

We are very excited for 2016, it will be a big year with many excited opportunities! The first meeting of the year will be on Wednesday, February 24th from 1:30-2:30pm. Please let us know if you would like to add anything to our agenda or if this time does not work for you.

Items to discuss:
1. Ideas/Planning for 2016 events
2. Seminar series ideas
3. EHCoI Strategic Renewal committee – Kate BW update
4. Film screening for winter
5. EHCoI abstract(s) for OHEH 2016
6. EHCoI Commentary or Paper in 2016
7. Other items?

The meeting is scheduled for POPMED Building room 113.

The Year in Review: 2015

This year the EHCoI saw excellent exec photo- Oct 2015growth in reach, membership, attendance, and funding. The EHCoI elected an executive committee in 2015 and we’d like to publicly welcome Kate Patterson (VP), Stephanie Masina (Secretary), and Anna Manore (Social Media Coordinator).
In January 2015 the EHCoI hosted its biggest event ever, a 2-part
Infographics Training and Symposium event. The event secured over $2000 in funding from the University of Guelph and CPHAZ to host over 150 1601542_10152521579007413_5367314852215253130_nstudents between the two events. Students were trained in design and development of effective Infographics and given a chance to share their work a few weeks later at the symposium.

The EHCoI also hosted its first ever field trip in the summer of 2015. The field trip consisted of a trip to Riverbound Farms in Elora, where we talked about the health and benefits of eating local food, caring for animals, and being an informed consumer. Students had the opportunity to hold turkeys, chickens, and ducks, and to watch the pheasants and the peacocks in other areas.

The EHCoI also expanded its other programming this year, reaching hundreds of students collage!over the course of the year. We hosted a movie screening and a Lunch and Learn talk in each of the three semesters and participated in College Royal (reaching approximately 200 community members again).

Finally, the EHCoI worked hard to launch a new website in 2015. This website shares event postings, resources, contact information, and a view of our live Twitter feed! The website can be found at www.guelphehcoi.wordpress.com, and we encourage you to check it out.

In 2016 the EHCoI looks forward to further expanding our opportunities for student engagement with a PhD Student Lunch and Learn Series, being an active voice for the University of Guelph Strategic Renewal, hosting more movie screenings, and planning to attend the One Health EcoHealth Conference in Melbourne, Australia in December!OHEH2016-Banner

Interested in joining the EHCoI at the University of Guelph? Email Kate Bishop-Williams, President of the EHCoI at ehc@uoguelph.ca or Tweet us at #EHCoIGuelph.

Upcoming Meeting: Dec 1st, 12:30

We are beginning to plan for events in Winter 2016!

Please join us for a final meeting of the semester on TUESDAY Dec 1st, at 12:30 PM in POPMED Building, room 101.

Items to discuss:
1. website updates
2. seminar series for winter (student ideas)
3. EHCoI Strategic Renewal committee (senate and videos)
4. screening for winter
5. EHCoI abstract for OHEH 2016
6. Possible EHCoI Commentary or Paper in 2016?
7. other items?

Upcoming Event: global advancements and opportunities in One Health

Learn about global advancements and opportunities in One Health!
Monday Nov 30 at 12:30 – 1:30 Room 1713 LLC, OVC
Title: Evolving One Health Frameworks and Future Global Veterinary Opportunities.
One Health is emerging and evolving from a concept to an actual framework to address current and future issues. Global drivers such as climate change, resource limitations, pollution, emerging diseases and terrorism require new constructs and skills to deal with these new challenges.  Veterinarians are uniquely positioned to play a central role in these arenas.  They will, however, need to acquire new and additional skills to meet societal needs and fill these new roles and opportunities.
Presenter (with picture):  Dr. Gary Vroegindewey DVM MSS DACVPM is the Director, One Health Program, CVM, Lincoln Memorial University; Chair, OIE (World Organization for Animal Health) ad hoc Group on Disaster Management and Risk Reduction in Relation to Animal Health and Welfare and Veterinary Public Health; former member White House Security Council Food and Agriculture Working Group; former Department of Defense Liaison to Department of Homeland Security, US Department of Agriculture, and US Food and Drug Administration; and former practice owner.

Upcoming Event: Dr. Brady Deaton

LUNCH AND LEARN SPEAKER:

Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 9.55.15 AMWe are lucky to have Dr. Brady Deaton presenting for the EHCoI on November 27. His title is “Land Tenure Security, Economic Development and the Environment: An Overview of My Research Program with An Eye Towards EcoHealth.”

Profile

Professor Deaton’s research focuses on land resources in food production, rural development, and environmental quality. Property rights and international development are germane subjects of analysis.

Specific research examines the influence of provincial policies on farmland prices and changing patterns of farmland ownership.  His research also emphasizes the important link between land use and rural development. He and his students have examined the relationships between land resources and economic development in rural regions of the United States, Canadian First Nations, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Haiti.
In 2010, he founded a podcast series called FARE Talk. The podcasts address important contemporary issues in food, agricultural, and resource economics. It is available here: <<http://www.uoguelph.ca/fare/FARE-talk/index.html>>.

Research Interests

Resource Economics, Property in Land, Food and Agricultural Standards, Anticommons, Hedonic Methods.

Teaching Interests

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.