One Health at UCalgary Past Events

One Health Circle is a virtual webinar series open to the public. Our speakers address global problems from multiple perspectives; questions from the audience are encouraged.

One Health at UCalgary, Genome Alberta, the University of Alberta School of Public Health, Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, and AMR-One Health Consortium, hosted a multidisciplinary, cross-sectoral workshop series around issues that are threatening human, animal, and environmental health, and the sustainability of Alberta's livestock industry. The workshop series were opened to public and brought together stakeholders from the private sector, academia, and government for presentations and panel discussions.

We are proud to partner with faculties and research centres across UCalgary and with organizations from around the world, to offer training and live sessions related to One Health.


OH@UC Trainee Events are offered by One Health at UCalgary Trainee Chapter and are intended to provide UCalgary trainees opportunities for skill development and to advocate for the One Health approach.


One Health at UCalgary Collaborative Events

We are proud to partner with faculties and research centres across UCalgary and with organizations from around the world, to offer training and live sessions related to One Health.


One Health Day: Dogs are awesome!

November 2, 2023

In-person event at Four Dogs Brewing Company (1205 1 St SW, Calgary, AB)

Dogs are a man's best friend, but have you ever thought of why? Not only are they one of the most loyal animals on earth providing humans with endless love and entertainment, they have some pretty incredible other roles as well! To celebrate One Health Day, we invited dog lovers to Four Dogs Brewing Company to learn about the important services dogs provide to people including those with disabilities, seniors, and in northern communities, and put their knowledge to the test with doggie trivia! 

Madeline Kapiczowski (Volunteer Puppy Raiser, PADS & Interim Manager, UCVM) discussed what makes a service dog and her experience raising them, Dr. Ann Toohey (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Community Health Sciences) talked about the importance and benefits of dog ownership and their relevance to seniors, and Dr. Tessa Baker (Postdoc, UCVM) spoke about the importance and role of dogs in remote northern Indigenous communities.

1928 Diagnostics  

May 25, 2021

A presentation  by 1928 Diagnostics, in collaboration with One Health at UCalgary and the AMR - One Health Consortium

1928 Diagnostics offers powerful bioinformatics analyses of your WGS data in minutes!

A cloud-based, easy-to-use platform allows you to quickly identify pathogens, resistance markers, and virulence factors so that you can track, control, and prevent outbreaks across Canada.

1928 Diagnostics goal is to support you in the fight against AMR; protecting people, animals, and the environment. 

  • *For a free test (30 samples upload) please click HERE.*
  • Promo code: OneHealthCA
  • *Your samples can be deleted after the trial period. 1928 Diagnostics will not share your data.

One Health at UCalgary Launch

March 15, 2021

One Health at UCalgary (OH@UC) is a new cross-cutting research theme at the University of Calgary. One Health builds transdisciplinary research teams and training programs around problems at the convergence of people, animals, and the environment with the goal of finding innovative and sustainable solutions to improve the well-being of all ecosystems. 

In this virtual launch, OH@UC team along with Dr. Michael Hart, UCalgary's VP Indigenous Engagement, Dr. Reg Crowshoe, member of the University of Calgary Senate, Jay Ingram, science broadcaster and writer, Dr. Bill Ghali, UCalgary’s VP Research, and Dr. Ed McCauley, UCalgary President and Vice-Chancellor got together and celebrate this exciting new initiative.

Roundtable participants

  • Dr. Gopal Achari, Professor in Civil Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering
  • Dr. Getachew Assefa, Associate Professor in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape
  • Dr. Kerry Black, Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering 
  • Dr. Lorian Hardcastle, Professor in Law and is cross-appointed to the Cumming School of Medicine
  • Dr. Aidan Hollis, Professor in the Department of Economics
  • Dr. Ann Toohey, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Cumming School of Medicine

Times have changed: Selective dry cow therapy

Is this a good option for your herd?

March 2, 2021

One Health at UCalgary, the Mastitis Network, Maritime Quality Milk, Dairy at Guelph, and Lactanet presented “Times have changed: Selective dry cow therapy”.

David Kelton (DFO Research Chair in Dairy Cattle Health, University of Guelph) and Richard Cantin (Business Development, Lactanet Canada) discussed if this is a good option for your herd.

Mini Medical School Series 

One Health: Connections between livestock and human health

March 1, 2021

Mini-Medical School is offered by Synder Institute for Chronic Diseases in partnership with the Calgary Public Library. It is designed for members of the general public who are interested in learning more about chronic diseases and topics such as vaping associated lung disease, vaccines and preventable diseases, mental health and the microbiome, obesity and exercise, arthritis and autoinflammatory diseases in kids.

In this session, Drs. Michele Anholt, Karin Orsel (One Health at UCalgary) and John Gilleard discussed about the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.

Times have changed: Selective dry cow therapy 

Is this a good option for your clients?

February 25, 2021

One Health at UCalgary, the Mastitis Network, Maritime Quality Milk, Dairy at Guelph, and Lactanet presented “Times have changed: Selective dry cow therapy”.

David Kelton (DFO Research Chair in Dairy Cattle Health, University of Guelph) and Richard Cantin (Business Development, Lactanet Canada) discussed if this is a good option for your clients.

One Health at UCalgary, Genome Alberta, the University of Alberta School of Public Health, Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, and AMR-One Health Consortium, 

hosted a multidisciplinary, cross-sectoral workshop series around issues that are threatening human, animal, and environmental health, and the sustainability of Alberta's livestock industry. The workshop series were opened to public and brought together stakeholders from the private sector, academia, and government for presentations and panel discussions.

Antimicrobial Resistance

Session #3: Opportunities and Future Directions

Nov 12, 2020

In this third session we explored exciting new directions in the fight against AMR, including drug and alternative treatments, rapid diagnostic testing, and the current research on social and economic drivers for change. Panelists discussed the drivers for antimicrobial stewardship and mechanisms to prioritize funding for alternatives.

Agenda     Speaker Biographies

Session #2: One Health, Integrated AMR/AMU Surveillance and Risk Assessment

Nov 4, 2020

This session considered prominent examples of integrated, One Health surveillance programs for antimicrobial use and resistance that includes human, animal and environmental perspectives. Panelists explored what is required from these systems to inform risk assessment and stewardship policy and programs.

Agenda     Speaker Biographies

Session #1: International Approaches to Antimicrobial Stewardship

Oct 28, 2020

This first session presented an international perspective on antimicrobial stewardship, including examples from the human and animal health sectors in other countries, as well as a perspective on global governance to combat AMR. Panelists considered social and economic drivers for antimicrobial stewardship.

Agenda     Speaker Biographies

Health, Resilience and the Microbiome

October 21, 2020

Recent research has identified the important role of microbiomes in human and animal health. This workshop will shed insight into how microbiomes can be managed from a One Health perspective to promote healthy, productive lives for both humans and livestock.

Agenda     Speaker Biographies

One Health & COVID-19 

October 14, 2020

This workshop will examine COVID-19 from a One Health perspective. We will explore the human drivers of emerging diseases and the need for a transdisciplinary approach to the complex consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Agenda     Speaker Biographies

Chronic Wasting Disease

Oct 7 and Sep 30, 2020

This workshop provides an overview on chronic wasting disease surveillance in Canada and on the perspectives and testing needs of rightsholders and stakeholders. 

Agenda     Speaker biographies

One Health Circle

One Health Circle is a virtual webinar series open to the public. Our speakers address global problems from multiple perspectives; questions from the audience are encouraged.



Matthew Henry

Smoothing Canada’s Clean Energy Transition

Webinar #28: November 29, 2023

To meet its decarbonization goals, Canada must reduce its use of fossil fuels to generate power and transition to clean electricity. Developing a flexible, resilient, and reliable electrical infrastructure is essential to this shift. Learn about technology changes, challenges to renewable energy integration, and how new approaches and policies can support Canada in meeting its net zero targets.

Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon (Associate Professor, Dept. of Science and School of Public Policy & Director, MSc Sustainable Energy Development Program, UCalgary) explain the factors driving the energy transition in the power sector, and the scope of the challenge for increasing renewable energy integration.

Dr. Blake Shaffer (Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics and School of Public Policy. UCalgary) discuss exciting innovations on the demand side of electricity markets, whereby flexible demand can enable grid decarbonization and improve affordability for consumers in the energy transition.

Construction and demolition waste

Jared Thomas/CBC

Building without waste: The circular economy in construction

Webinar #27: October 25, 2023

All of the materials that went into the construction of your house are part of an unsustainable linear economy that is reaching its environmental, economic, and social limits. Learn about how a circular economy in construction could design waste out of its systems leading to a more prosperous and less resource-exploitive economy while providing for healthier and more sustainable indoor environments.

Joshua Taron (Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, UCalgary) introduces how the circular economy in building construction will change practices. As an example of circularity, he describes his collaborative and transdisciplinary approach to revitalizing and sustaining the already-built environment.  Dr. Shajay Bhooshan (Associate Director, Zaha Hadid Architects) speaks about the importance of architecture and urbanism to the health and wealth of cities.

Aerial view of wildfire


Climate Change: Still an inconvenient truth?

Webinar #26: September 20, 2023

It’s been 17 years since Vice-President Al Gore released the original documentary highlighting the growing threat of global climate change. What have we learned since then? In this session you will be introduced to the challenges in predicting change in complex terrestrial and freshwater systems and the interpretation of uncertainty. We also discuss how climate change is increasingly driving other existential threats and the ongoing challenges we face in implementing science-informed actions.

Dr. Martyn Clark (Professor of Hydrology and Schulich Research Chair in Environmental Prediction, Schulich School of Engineering, UCalgary) presents on the transdisciplinary challenges of Earth System prediction and explains how the science information can be used to mitigate and manage climate threats.

Dr. Frederick Wrona (Svare Research Chair in Integrated Watershed Processes, UNESCO Chair in Mountain Water Sustainability & Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, UCalgary) shares information on growing observed consequences such as biodiversity loss, water availability, landscape degradation, and ocean acidification. He also discusses the ongoing challenges in developing climate science policy

Dog and cat

Alec Favale

Bugs, drugs, and your pet

Webinar #25: May 17, 2023

Antibiotics save pet lives but anytime they are used, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) can develop making infections more difficult, sometimes impossible, to treat. These infections can also be passed to other pets or people in the home. Frequent or inappropriate use of antibiotics may promote the development of AMR. Learn how companion animal veterinarians are working to improve antimicrobial stewardship in their practices and about the app that helps with that.

Dr. Shane Renwick (Manager, National Issues, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association), explains how AMR develops and why it matters to your pet. He describes the Stewardship of Antimicrobials by Veterinarians Initiative  and the Firstline Antimicrobial Stewardship Mobile App co- developed with UCalgary. Dr. Ian Sandler (Chief Veterinary Medical Officer and Founder, Grey Wolf Animal Health) speaks to his experience using the Firstline App and the benefits of rethinking old protocols.

Homeless encampment in Vancouver

Randy Laybourne

The answer to homelessness

Webinar #24: April 19, 2023

Canadians are seeing increasing numbers of people experiencing homelessness in their communities. Learn about the different faces of homelessness and the intersecting issues driving the problem.

Dr. Alison Grittner (Assistant Professor, Social Work, Cape Breton University) discusses her research with older persons experiencing homelessness. 

Dr. Byron Miller (Professor, Dept. of Geography, UCalgary) focuses on the policy issues and gentrification that have contributed to increasing homelessness.

Sidedressing nitrogen on 24 rows of corn in one pass.

James Baltz

Nitrate pollution in groundwater and aquatic ecosystems: Causes, consequences & solutions

Webinar #23: March 15, 2023

Nitrate is often one the main pollutants in agriculturally impacted groundwater systems. Excess nitrate in water can cause algal blooms that harm water quality and threaten ecosystem health and drinking water sources. Learn how better land-use practices can protect water for future generations.

Dr. Bernhard Mayer (Professor, Dept. of Geoscience, UCalgary) describes nitrate pollution arising from agricultural activities, how the research team traces contaminants such as nitrate in the environment, and its impacts on groundwater and freshwater ecosystems.

Dr. Nandita Basu (Professor & CRC in Global Water Sustainability and Ecohydrology, UWaterloo) discusses how we can better protect our freshwater systems. 

WCS Wildlife Health Surveillance


A One Health approach to sustainable wildlife health surveillance

Webinar #22: February 15, 2023

Cross-sectoral and transdisciplinary approaches are needed to implement effective and sustainable wildlife health surveillance systems at global scale. We are excited to welcome Drs. Mathieu Pruvot and Sarah Olson speak about WildHealthNet, an initiative led by the Wildlife Conservation Society, and how it responds to the global needs for wildlife health surveillance.

Dr. Sarah Olson (Director, Health Research, WCS Health Program) gives an overview of wildlife health surveillance at global scale, the needs, the current state of things and challenges, on-going efforts, and the role of international and conservation organization.

Dr. Mathieu Pruvot (Assistant Professor, UCVM, UCalgary & Wildlife Epidemiologist, WCS Health Program) presents the WCS initiative WildHealthNet and specifically how it was implemented in Southeast Asia.

Person Holding a White Stick Sitting with a Dog

MART Production

Breaking barriers to veterinary care

Webinar #21: November 30, 2022

Pet owners want to provide the best for their pets and veterinarians believe that all pets deserve some level of care. However, approximately 50% of pets do not receive even basic veterinary care. We examine the barriers to veterinary care and the changes we can make to better serve pets and their families.

Kate Atema (Director of Community Grants & Initiatives, PetSmart Charities) and Dr. Robyn Jaynes (Director of Veterinary Affairs, PetSmart Charities) speaks to their work examining the barriers facing some pet owners looking for veterinary care

Dr. Serge Chalhoub (Associate Professor (Teaching), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UCalgary) talks about his work as the coordinator of a community outreach-service learning program (UCVM-CUPS Pet Health Clinic) for disadvantaged Calgarians.

Bee on flower

Mindi Summers

Creating homes for urban pollinators

Webinar #20: October 19, 2022

As humans continue to modify natural landscapes, gardens are becoming increasingly important habitats for pollinators in urban environments. Join us to learn more about the importance of pollinator conservation and how plant selection and garden maintenance practices influence pollinator survival, abundance, and diversity in cities.

Dr. Mindi Summers (Associate Professor (Teaching), Dept. of Biological Sciences, UCalgary) discusses pollinator diversity and what we know about how urban landscapes can support pollinator conservation.

Jennifer Hoglin (Master Gardener & Lead Designer, Gooseberry Gardens) describes how you can enhance the attractiveness and usefulness of your garden to pollinators, and thereby contribute to their conservation.



Confronting monkeypox

Webinar #19: September 28, 2022

As the monkeypox epidemic continues to unfurl we learned about the biology, epidemiology, and clinical picture associated with monkeypox infections. A successful monkeypox response will rely on a variety of public health measures including public health education. We discuss how a global One Health approach to prevention and treatment, that is sensitive and respectful to the most at-risk populations, will be necessary to control the current and future outbreaks.

Dr. Craig Jenne (Canada Research Chair in Imaging Approaches Towards Studying Infection, Cumming School of Medicine, UCalgary) describes the monkeypox virus and the clinical disease. He also discusses how the disease is currently being managed in affected patients and by public health. 

Dr. Sean Hillier (Associate Director Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages, York Research Chair in Indigenous Health Policy and One Health) speaks to the importance of careful public health messaging to promote prevention of infection among the highest risk groups while avoiding stigmatization of the 2SLGBTQ community.

Co-hosted by One Health at UCalgary and the Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages (CIKL).

Birds flying over water

Lesly Derksen

Bird flu - What is it and why does it matter?

Webinar #18: June 1, 2022

Its spring and waterfowl have migrated back to Canada. This year they are bringing with them H5N1, a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza first detected circulating in waterfowl populations in the fall of 2021. Canada and Europe are now seeing the largest outbreak of avian influenza ever with millions of deaths in domestic birds and unknown numbers of dead waterfowl and birds of prey. What does this mean for wild birds, for poultry producers, and for consumers?

Dr. Douglas Whiteside (Associate Professor, UCalgary & Senior Manager of Animal Health, Calgary Zoo) speaks to the biology and epidemiology of avian influenza and how the zoo is working to protect their birds.

Dr. Keith Lehman (Chief Veterinary Officer of Alberta) discusses preventing HPAI in poultry farms, managing outbreaks, consequences for our food supply, and possible impacts on human health.


Kutz Research Group

Community-based monitoring – Community-based solutions

Webinar #17: May 18, 2022

Rethinking how we approach problems at the intersection of human, animal, and environmental health requires an open ear to the voices of those directly affected. The health of a community relies on the health of those surrounding it, from the native wildlife to the natural landscapes that give way to forests and lakes. Issues such as chronic wasting disease and food insecurity lie at the interface between these deep connections, and it is only fitting that solutions come from the community itself.

Dr. Susan Kutz (Professor, UCalgary) discusses the importance of partnering with affected communities and governments in addressing One Health issues. She also elaborates on the usage of community-based surveillance systems to monitor wildlife health.

Kyra Northwest (Traditional Land Use Lead, Samson Cree Nation) talks about how the inclusion of Indigenous knowledge into community-based monitoring program can better integrate affected communities into finding solutions. She uses CWD monitoring as an example.

Cattle and blue clouds

Lee Gunderson

Resilience and Responding to Change in Agriculture

Webinar #16: April 20, 2022

Water is critical for successful farming and ranching; too little or too much creates problems. Research at the University of Calgary is exploring perceptions and opinions of southern Alberta’s agricultural community around social ecological changes and sustainable futures for agriculture. Through this research we hope to support the development of local on farm practices and regional decision making strategies that can effectively respond to change.

Kayla Minor (Environmental & Communications Coordinator, Foothills Forage & Grazing Association) speaks to the changes seen by members in the association, FFGA programs, and their activities involved in regenerative agriculture.

Alex Wilkinson (PhD Candidate, UCalgary) discusses his research engaging with the southern Alberta’s agricultural community.

Cows, Crops and Climate Change

Tim McAllister

Cows, Crops, Climate Change

Webinar #15: March 23, 2022

Agriculture is a significant contributor to anthropogenic global warming that must be addressed by learning to produce more food with less emissions. Drs. Tim McAllister and Don Smith will introduce some of the innovations in crop and animal production that are reducing agriculture’s contribution to greenhouse gases. Agricultural greenhouse gas emissions are complicated and come from multiple sources necessitating a systems approach to assessing emissions. Sustainable solutions are required for Canada and the world to meet climate change targets and ensure food security.

Dr. Tim McAllister (AAFC) presents information about the role of the Canadian Beef industry in maintaining and preserving carbon stocks in agricultural systems. He provides an assessment of nutritional and performance enhancing technologies used to reduce greenhouse gas production in cattle production.

Dr. Donald Smith (McGill) discusses increasing crop resilience to climate change through symbiotic relationships with microbes capable of stimulating crop production and increasing soil carbon content. He also discusses new innovations in biofuel feedstock production.

Sarah Johnson

Win-wins for Prairie Agriculture: Achieving food production and environmental sustainability

Webinar #14: February 16, 2022 

Global population growth means that food production must also increase. Modern farms have used economies of scale and more efficient managing strategies. However, many current food systems cause significant resource depletion and unacceptable environmental impacts. There are a number of misconceptions held by producers and the public that are perpetuating unsustainable agricultural practices.

Dr. Paul Galpern (UCalgary) talks about the importance of beneficial insect communities (e.g. bees and beetles) and how natural landscape features can support food production and agricultural sustainability.

Dr. Christy Morrissey (USask) speaks to the impacts of pesticides on birds and wetlands and how sustainable agricultural methods can produce wins–wins for producers and biodiversity.

Infant sitting on ground

Meghan Holmes

One Health Within: Establishing healthy microbiomes in infants

Webinar #13: January 19, 2022

Humans and their microbial communities have been evolving together for billions of years. It is understood that our relationship with microbiota in biodiverse environments is vital to the evolution and progression of resilient immune systems. Scientists have observed that environmental changes over the past 50 years have altered our microbiomes and are studying the influence of the change on our health. Such altered microbiomes are passed down to the next generation, further compounding health outcomes. How does the microbiota of mothers shape the microbe and immune system of their infants? What impact does this have on their health trajectory?

Dr. Kathy McCoy (Killam Memorial Chair, Snyder Institute, Cumming School of Medicine and International Microbiome Centre) describes the microbiome, how our microbiomes have changed over the past 50 years, and the influences of the maternal microbiome on the infant.

Dr. Laura Sycuro (Cumming School of Medicine and International Microbiome Centre) discusses how the microbial makeup of infants is influenced by their mothers during and after birth, and what this means in terms of infant health in the long run.

There is No Planet B

Li-An Lim

Overcoming the challenge of change in times of unprecedented change

Webinar #12: November 17, 2021 

Change is difficult but not optional. Changing our behaviours to respond to complex challenges such as climate change and antimicrobial resistance will require new goals and strategies. Shifting to truly comprehensive and holistic approaches is mandatory to achieve wellness and resilience for people, animals, and the environment - if we persist in overcoming the challenge of change.

Dr. Craig Stephen (President, Pacific Epidemiology Services) speaks to how we don't make the necessary changes, even when there is ample scientific evidence that we must, and will advocate for an implementation agenda.

Dr. Ellen Goddard (Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, UofA) discusses how change is possible in the context of agriculture and AMR.



This Halloween celebrate beautiful bats!

Webinar #11: October 20, 2021 

Bats play important ecological role in every ecosystem on earth except the Antarctica. As important pollinators and seed dispersers, they make important contributions to the world economies as well. Learn about the wonders of bats and threats to their survival including white-nose syndrome (WNS).  WNS is a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats in recent years. Considered as the worst wildlife disease outbreak in North American history, white-nose syndrome has devastating effects on bat populations, ecosystems, and the economy.

Dr. Robert Barclay (Dept. of Biological Sciences, UofC) talks about the benefits of bats. He also describes their life histories, movements and roosting patterns. Understanding these important aspects of bat behavior can have implications on the spread of white-nose syndrome.

Jordi Segers (Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative) focuses on the cooperative work done by government agencies to track and mitigate the impacts of white-nose syndrome. He also speaks on the ways in which the general public could help and the scientific advancement coming from Canadian and US response efforts.

Forest fire

Marcus Kauffman

Webinar #10: September 22, 2021

British Columbia’s wildfires have impacted human, animal, and environmental health. In addition to the widely reported loss of life, homes, and natural habitats, the growing scale of wildfires are crippling many small-town economies and impacting sustainability. Canada’s 2021 fire season demonstrated that the occurrence, frequency, and behaviour of wildfires have changed.

In this webinar, Dr. Marc-André Parisien (Canadian Forest Service) discusses the features of the 2021 fire season and how climate change and the changing landscape is impacting fire patterns and characteristics.

Also, Dr. Mojgan Mirzaei (Dept. of Geography, UofC) draws on the field of geography and shows how new research in remote sensing can predict smoke concentrations and inform evacuation planning decisions.

Farmer holding beets

Heather Gill

One Health through sustainable food systems - Sustainable food systems through One Health 

Webinar #9: May 19, 2021 

The COVID crisis has demonstrated how human health, the well-being of animals, and planetary health must not be viewed in isolation – and that they depend to a large extent on the ways in which we produce, process, trade and consume food.

In this webinar,  Dr. Marit Rosol (CRC & Associate Professor, U of C Dept. of Geography) and Kristi Peters (Sustainability Consultant & Food Systems Planner, City of Calgary) talks about the need and opportunities for change, how a One Health re-think of our current agri-food systems can support the necessary ecological and social transformation of our agri-food systems, and how the City of Calgary is working to improve food system resilience – towards healthier humans, animals, and the planet.


Alexander and Draper

Protecting urban wildlife: A pathway to conservation and sustainable biodiversity

Webinar #8: April 21, 2021

Urbanization is a major driver of environmental change and is closely linked to loss of biodiversity. Developing biodiversity-friendly cities and protecting urban wildlife promotes sustainable urban development and the well being of many populations, including people. In this webinar, Dr. Shelley Alexander (Professor, Dept. of Geography) and Danah Duke (Executive Director, Miistakis Institute) discusses about how enhancing biodiversity can lead to a more liveable Calgary.

One Health Circle: Confronting antimicrobial resistance in food animal production

Webinar #7: March 24, 2021 

In this session, Drs. Kayley McCubbin (Dairy) - University of Calgary, Elizabeth Homerosky (Beef) - Veterinary Agri-Health Services, Jessica Law (Pork) - Prairie Swine Health Services, and Kathleen Long (Poultry) - Maple Leaf Foods discuss:

  • What is AMR?
  • What are the potential impacts of AMR on the health of people, animals, and the environment, and
  • What efforts are being made across production animal sectors to reduce AMU.
Girl walking through creek

Lee Jackson

Under the microscope: microplastics in our environment and policies for action on all plastics

Webinar #6: Feb 24, 2021 

In this session Dr. Leland Jackson, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, ACWA and UCalgary and Tammy Schwass, Executive Director, Alberta Plastics Recycling Association speak about the emergence of plastics as contaminants of concern. They also discuss local models, policy and barriers to policy development, possible solutions, and a call to action for behavioural change through purchasing alternatives and consumer advocacy to manufacturers. 

Elderly man and dog

Donna Cecaci

The influence of pets on health & well-being later in life: Putting evidence into practice

Webinar #5: Feb 3, 2021

In this webinar, Dr. Ann M. Toohey (Brenda Stafford Centre on Aging and UCalgary) and Emma Mattos (Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society) discuss senior-pet relationships, and how they are shaped by the social and physical environments we create through public policies and organizational practices. They also discuss the barriers older adults face in maintaining their relationships with pets, and various age-friendly strategies.

Hands and water

mrjn Photography

The complexity of drinking water quality issues and innovative solutions

Webinar #4: Nov 25, 2020

In this session, we have a conversation regarding the ongoing challenge of poor water quality in Canadian communities and practical considerations for implementations of water sanitation technology in Canada and internationally. Suneel Rajavaram (CAWST) and Dr. Kerry Black (UCalgary) discuss this important topic and highlight water quality challenges and the implementation of affordable technology in Canada and beyond helping us understand the importance of One Health considerations.

Speaker Bios

Social & Economic Disparities Tied to COVID-19: Causes and Consequences

Webinar #3: October 28, 2020

Dr. Naomi Lightman discusses the socioeconomic determinants of health and social justice and how they have impacted populations infected with, and dying from, COVID-19. Dr. Lorian Hardcastle speaks about policy implications for improving outcomes in disadvantaged populations.

The Spirit Surrounding the Land

John Rombough

Indigenous Concepts of Health and Wellbeing

Webinar #2: Sep 16, 2020

In this webinar, we discuss One Health and its relevance to Indigenous perspectives of health. Dr. Lynden (Lyndsay) Crowshoe (Family Physician, University of Calgary) and Dr. Chantelle Richmond (Health Geographer, Western University) highlight Indigenous perspectives, discuss how human health is related to external factors, and help us to understand the importance of One Health considerations.

Animals and COVID-19

Webinar #1: May 27, 2020

In this webinar, we discuss what are the risks of COVID-19 transmission to animals? How should you protect your pet and yourself from COVID-19? How does it move between species? Drs. Craig Jenne (Infectious Disease Specialist), Doug Whiteside (Zoo Veterinarian) and Rebecca Archer (Companion Animal Veterinarian) come together to discuss what we know about animals and COVID-19, how we can mitigate the risk to animals, and help us to understand the risk of transmission between animals and people.

OH@UC Trainee Events

OH@UC Trainee Events are offered by One Health at UCalgary Trainee Chapter and are intended to provide UCalgary trainees opportunities for skill development and to advocate for the One Health approach.


One Health Trainee Town Hall

May 13, 2020.

in this virtual Town Hall, 21 undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students and Postdoc fellows participated from various faculties across the UCalgary. Herman Barkema, Michele AnholtLorian Hardcastle, and Kayley McCubbin lectured about One Health at UCalgary, while the hosts and participants discussed future plans for expanding One Health training capacity through an MSc program, summer institute, and more. The attendees also learned about an environmental scan of other One Health training programs around the globe.