One Health at UCalgary and AMR, One Health Consortium
Master's of Arts, St. Mary's University, Halifax, Canada,
Golsa Kafili received her Master of Arts in ‘Women and Gender Studies’ from St. Mary’s University in Halifax in 2013. After her graduation, she moved to Saskatchewan and started working in a non-for profit organization as a Program Coordinator with a wide range of community members such as immigrants, refugees, Indigenous Peoples, academic leaders and administrators, business owners, and many more in Saskatoon. Four years of cross-cultural experience made her familiar with the importance of stakeholder engagement and strategic partnerships in the development of our community. As such, she chose to follow her path in delivering quality services to the Saskatoon community via the Edwards Executive Education, University of Saskatchewan, and coordinating professional development trainings in different fields of Leadership, Communications, Management, and Women’s Initiatives.
In 2019, Golsa joined University of Calgary, One Health at UCalgary, and AMR - One Health Consortium teams as the the Event and Training Specialist. In this role, She is responsible for designing and developing crash courses, training, workshops, and events for domestic and international participants in the area of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and One Health. So far, she has been coordinating the One Health Summer Institute programs, AMR: A One Health Approach Virtual Seminar Series, AMR for lunch series, AMR - One Health Consortium Annual Retreats, AMR Graduate Online Course, and many other events and programs.
Golsa is passionate about interculturalism, and advocates for diversity, inclusion, and empowering women leaders.
One Health Summer Institute (OHSI) 2023 is an in-person one week program in Kananaskis Country focusing on a One Health approach to climate change in montane ecosystems. Using class and field-based learning, you will learn about the impacts of climate change on the health of interconnected and interdependent ecosystems. You will learn that scientific inquiry from different disciplinary perspectives and engaging people on all sides of the challenge, can lead to more constructive, sustainable, and socially just solutions.
This training is comprised of two sections:
Section 1: Fundamentals of Biostatistics, will serve as a fundamental foundation for participants to understand the basic concepts of biostatistics with a focus on statistical testing in research studies.
Section 2: Applied Statistical Modelling for Data Analysis in R, will cover basics of applied statistical modelling.
Having a comprehensive understanding of AMR and how to address its rising threats requires a holistic approach- referred to as One Health.
The AMR: A One Health Approach Seminar Series provides various approaches to address AMR issues in a wider context that is important and practical for sustainable development of control strategies.
Annually, hundreds of Consortium members (Principal Investigators, Co-Investigators, and trainees from across Alberta), as well as international Scientific Advisory Committee members come together in Banff to network, collaborate, and share exciting research advancements in the AMR field.
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