CORE Activity Blog

Population Medicine Open House - Mikayla Ringelberg

Posted July 31, 2020

On July 8, 2020, I attended the Population Medicine Department’s Open House virtually where Dr. Stephen LeBlanc, Dr. Jane Parmley, and Dr. Charlotte Winder spoke about their research. Dr. Stephen LeBlanc mentioned unlike other departments have a greater focused on specific areas like biology, the population medicine department has a greater scope of research projects that applies epidemiology tools t o collaborate on projects.

Networking Session June 23 - Minh-Hanh Doan

Posted July 31, 2020

On July 23rd , I had the opportunity to attend a networking event with various professionals who completed wither BSc at University of Guelph.

Though everyone in this session has completed a professional degree at some point, I.e. MD, PharmD, etc. It was very interesting to hear them talk about their path on getting there. For some of them, the path was very direct, with them going onto to professional school directly from undergraduate. For others, they have chosen an academia path which may involve an MSc or PhD degree prior.

Role of a scientific editor at Nature Communications - Majesta Roth

Posted July 30, 2020

Upon completing the CORE program last summer, one of my main takeaways was the opportunity to learn about professions that I would never have considered directly from the individuals working in such positions. This past week, we had the opportunity to hear from Dr. Fiona Carr, a team manager and senior editor at Nature Communications, a scientific journal in the family of the world-renowned journal Nature. Prior to this talk, I knew little about academic publishing, and others are likely in the same position.

One Health: An Introduction by Dr. Katie Clow - Laura Michalovic

Posted July 29, 2020

On July 28th, Dr. Katie Clow, Assistant Professor in the department of Population Medicine at OVC, spoke to us about One Health. She began her talk by displaying a variety of pictures then asked us to identify common themes among the images. This activity lead further into a discussion on how interactions between people, animals and the environment can appear in widely different contexts.

DVM Networking Session July 21 - Diane Ho

Posted July 29, 2020

Before being an OVC student, I thought that clinical practice was one of the few career choices after graduating vet school. However, the DVM networking events hosted by the Summer CORE program have shown me the vast diversity in career opportunities for a DVM. Of particular interest to me were the careers paths of Dr Paige Golden (Senior Veterinary Communication Manager at Purina Petcare Canada) and Dr Shawn MacKenzie, I had a strong interest in companion animal practice but I felt like I needed more direction.

Role of a scientific editor at Nature Communications - William Staikos

Posted July 29, 2020

On July the 23rd the CORE group of undergraduate students had the opportunity to meet with, learn from, and ask questions to Dr. Fiona Carr, an editor for the journal Nature Communications, one of the more well known names in the world of scientific publications. It was a genuinely unique experience and an exposure to what is, in reality, a significant portion of the scientific process that I had never given much thought to.

One Health Seminar with Dr. Katie Clow – Shaela Hurley

Posted July 29, 2020

On July 28th, I attended the One Health Seminar with Dr. Katie Clow through the OVC Summer CORE Program. During her presentation, Dr. Clow talked about the definition and history of One Health, systems thinking and transdisciplinarity, some challenges and benefits of One Health, her own research on Lyme disease and a case study about Covid-19 emergence. While I had heard One Health mentioned many times before, this seminar gave me a much more thorough understanding of the concept and the many ways in which human, animal and environmental health are connected.

Research Through the Lens of One Health - Matthew Vermey

Posted July 29, 2020

Through the summer CORE Program at the OVC, I was able to attend the One Health seminar which was presented by Dr Katie Clow, and here is what I learned.

One Health Seminar with Dr. Katie Clow - Luke Stewart

Posted July 29, 2020

Foxes resting by a patio. A flock of hens in Sub-Saharan Africa. A father and son walking alongside their dog and a cow. A man and his partner carrying their dog through a flood. A family in India docking their boat on a garbage ridden shore. A flock of pigeons taking flight by a low-rise apartment building. Dr. Katie Clow opened our seminar on One Health by asking the CORE cohort for a similarity between these images. The similarity being that these images highlighted the world being shared between humans, animals, and the environment.

One Health Seminar with Dr. Katie Clow - Simon Jeeves

Posted July 28, 2020

The way the world examines and studies health – in all senses of the word – is a constantly evolving process. What once used to be a divided field is now moving more and more towards an interdisciplinary and now even transdisciplinary approach to healing and maintaining health. This goes for health of humans, of other species, and also of the environment more as a whole. As is now being elucidated, these individual facets overlap and interplay with each other and are connected in complex ways.