One Health Summer Institute 2022
Improved health and wellbeing for people, animals, and the environment.
One Health Summer Institute (OHSI) 2022 is an in-person 2-week summer program for domestic and international students to explore the concept of One Health as a multisectoral, systems-based and collaborative approach to complex problems. This will be a class and field-based program using complex agro-ecological systems as a case study.
Date: June 11-24, 2022
Time: Everyday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Mountain Time)
Format: In-person classroom sessions and field trips
Program Fee: $1500
- Program fee includes instruction, learning materials, accommodation at Kananaskis campus (June 11-17,2022), food, and transportation for field trips.
- Participants must arrange their own accommodation in Calgary for June 18-24, 2022. For more information visit UCalgary Accommodations for short-term stays: https://www.ucalgary.ca/ancillary/accommodations-and-events/accommodations
- In support and recognition of the University of Calgary's Indigenous Strategy, ii’ taa’poh’to’p, two spots are available for Indigenous students in Canada free of charge. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Eligibility: There are no prerequisites to participate.
Open to students, adult learners and professionals from all over the world (Domestic and international).
Ability to understand and communicate in English is required.
- In-person sessions will be held in a lecture room on UCalgary campuses in Barrier Lake Field Station in Kananaskis, and UCalgary main campus.
- Field trips will be held in different locations such as a visit to WA Ranch, ACWA, Kananaskis country, etc.
Certificate: A certificate of completion will be given to students who participate in 80% of the sessions.
Deadline to register: June 5, 2022
Complex global challenges exist at the intersection of people, animals, and the environment. A One Health approach to complex problems considers all the components of a system, their relationships and their dependencies. The social and ecological contexts of complex problems must be understood to find sustainable and acceptable solutions.
In this program students will learn that change is possible and that they have a role to play in that change. Using agro-ecosystem challenges as a case study, participants will learn how 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. Students will work to develop the necessary skills that will enable them to contribute meaningfully to transdisciplinary teams.
After this course, students will see that there are solutions to complex problems and that they can be part of the solution. With a greater understanding of how to approach a difficult challenge, the students will be empowered to find the necessary resources and see opportunities for a role for themselves.
The One Health Summer Institute will be an engaged learning experience whereby the students will ‘learn by doing’. Through Indigenous ceremony and meeting with Indigenous elders, students will gain insight into different cultural perspectives and Indigenous ways of knowing. Activities are planned that will have students assessing water ecosystems, examining agricultural systems from different perspectives, and engaging intellectually and creatively with guests, instructors, and each other.
At the end of the 2-week program, participants will:
- Develop a holistic understanding of problems:
- Practice seeing the social, economic, and ecological context of One Health problems
- Exercise mapping the components of the problem including the importance of the connections between the components
- Apply a conceptual understanding of One Health to complex agro-ecosystem problems
- Discover what data and information across system components are necessary to understand the system and inform policy and practice
- Discover the value that diverse perspectives bring to the problem
- Value Indigenous ways of knowing in Canadian One Health problem solving and research
- Practice working collectively (co-leadership, team building, collaboration, and governance) and develop these skills.
- Find opportunities to leverage their disciplinary training and consider actions to make a difference
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Elder Reg Crowshoe
Elder at University of Calgary and member of the UCalgary Senate, Dr. Crowshoe is a prominent cultural and spiritual leader from Piikuni First Nation in Southern Alberta.
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