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.

Program Overview

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

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.

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Certificate: A certificate of completion will be given to students who participate in 80% of the sessions.

Deadline to register: June 3, 2022


Background

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.

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Goals

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.


Program Details

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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Instructors

(Alphabetical Order)

Michele Anholt

Manager, One Health @UCalgary

rmanholt@ucalgary.ca

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Herman Barkema

Scientific Director, One Health @UCalgary; 

Professor Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Cumming School of Medicine, UCalgary

barkema@ucalgary.ca

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Elder Reg Crowshoe

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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Craig Dorin

Craig Dorin

Partner Veterinary Agri-Health Services

CraigD@vahs.net

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Craig Gerlach

Professor, Academic Lead for Sustainability Certificate, School Of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, University of Calgary

scgerlac@ucalgary.ca

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Lorian Hardcastle

Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary

lorian.hardcastle@ucalgary.ca

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Tatenda Mambo

Tatenda Mambo

Postdoctoral Fellow, Sustainability Studies, University of Calgary

ttmambo@ucalgary.ca

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Kelly Munkittrick

Professor, Faculty of Science, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary

kelly.munkittrick@ucalgary.ca

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Susan Mide Kiss

Susan Mide Kiss

Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives in Community Engagement, University of Calgary

midekiss@ucalgary.ca

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Jolene Ondrik

Jolene Ondrik

Founder, Culture Design Expert, Strategic Communicator, Facilitator and Corporate Inspirer, Eye on Culture Inc.

jolene@eyeonculture.ca

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Mathieu Pruvot

Mathieu Pruvot

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

mpruvot@ucalgary.ca

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Caroline Ritter

Caroline Ritter

Assistant Professor; Canada Research Chair in Social Epidemiology for Healthy Animals, University of Prince Edwards Island 

carolineritter@upei.ca

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Craig Stephen

Veterinary Epidemiologist, President McEachran Institute and Clinical Professor at School of Population and Public Health, University of British Colombia

craigstephen.pes@gmail.com

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Frederick Wrona

Professor, Faculty of Science, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary

frederickjohn.wrona@ucalgary.ca 

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Alex Wilkinson

Alex Wilkinson

PhD Candidate and Research Analyst, University of Calgary

apwilkin@ucalgary.ca 

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Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the One Health Summer Institute, or need any assistance in this regard, please contact us at onehealth@ucalgary.ca and we will assist you as soon as we can. 

Thank you!