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Improved health and wellbeing for people, animals, and the environment.             

Featured Projects

Biodiversity, conservation, and production in prairie agro-ecosystems

How can we manage to feed a growing world while also preserving biodiversity?

Arctic

Food safety and security through healthy wildlife

How can community-based wildlife health surveillance improve food safety and security in the Arctic?

Health impacts of optimized pre-conditioning in beef cattle

What are the costs and benefits of pre-conditioning as it relates to disease prevention and reduced antimicrobial use?

Past Featured Projects 

What’s in my Water? Does antibiotic use and wastewater treatment encourage the development of AMR?

How human-animal relationships unfold on a daily basis?


What is One Health?

One Health uses a transdisciplinary approach to address problems at the intersection of people, animals, and their environments. Transdisciplinary research is conducted by investigators from various branches of knowledge collaborating and using novel, holistic approaches to a common issue. Combining diverse expertise has great potential to yield innovative adaptations that better address complex scientific and social challenges. 

In public health, determinants of health are the social, economic, and political environments that can either promote or inhibit wellness. Animal and environmental health and resilience are also impacted by characteristics of their physical environment and the anthropogenic imposition of social and economic expectations. A One Health approach can identify and implement robust and meaningful solutions to improve the health and wellness of people, animals, and the environment within existing social, economic, and political contexts.

As the world struggles to adapt to living during a pandemic, One Health has become increasingly relevant.


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Photo Competition

Enter to win 1 of 3 prizes of UCalgary bookstore credit ($200, $100 or $50)!

UCalgary’s One Health Trainee Chapter is hosting a photo competition for all University of Calgary students to submit their One Health themed photo(s) with a brief description of how their photo represents a One Health concept or approach to a complex health challenge. Examples include food security, antimicrobial resistance, zoonotic disease, watershed contamination, human impact on the environment etc. Submit your photos to onehealthgsg@gmail.com, along with your name, program, faculty and photo description (75 words max). Submissions that meet the requirements will be posted on the OH@UC Instagram page @onehealth.at.ucalgary.

Contest closes October 31, 2021.

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