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One Health Summer Institute

The One Health Summer Institute (OHSI) is an in-person non-credit summer program in the Kananaskis for domestic and international students to explore the concept of One Health as a multisectoral, systems-based and collaborative approach to complex problems. This one-week cIass and field-based program provides students the opportunity to explore a complex problem that impacts human, animal, and environmental health from multiple disciplinary perspectives. The students reflect on the importance of engaging communities on all sides of the problem to better use data and knowledge to find sustainable and socially just solutions. There are multiple field trips, guest lecturers, and engagement of Indigenous scholars, elders, and knowledge keepers.

One Health in the Classroom

One Health in the Classroom is a collaborative project between One Health at UCalgary, Werklund School of Education, and UCalgary’s Knowledge Engagement team. The goal of taking One Health to the classroom is to teach primary and secondary school students to see the big picture and the challenges within, understand their role, and inspire them to take them on. With partnering schools we will co-develop a One Health approach to a complex problem of their choosing and integrate diverse disciplinary and social perspectives into their curricula. Through presentations, conversations, and field trips with Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, industry representatives, scientists, and municipal managers, the students will explore environmental and social impacts, and the imperative of healthy ecosystems. The funding will be used to: i) support a Werklund School of Education trainee to integrate the One Health program into the existing curriculum; ii) observe the cultural protocols of the Indigenous Knowledge Keepers who share their traditions and knowledge with the students, and iii) cover field trip expenses.

Werklund and Bamfield

One Health Excellence Fund

One Health at UCalgary aims to support research looking for sustainable solutions to complex problems and help create the next generation of global citizens. The One Health Excellence Fund will be dedicated to the top priorities in One Health research and training. The funds will provide One Health at UCalgary the flexibility to respond to emerging human, animal, and environmental health challenges by supporting research, and providing scholarships and experiential learning opportunities.