CORE Activity Blog

Toronto Zoo – Sally The Camel Had Two Humps, Becky Anderson

Posted July 16, 2018

On Saturday July 14th, I had the honour of getting a behind the scenes look at the Toronto Zoo. We started the day with a talk from Dr. Christopher Dutton who is the head of Veterinary Services. He went on to explain the diversity and challenges faced everyday with treating over 490 different species. It was amazing to see how creative him and his team are in order to overcome challenges, such as performing emergency surgery on a Rhinoceros and utilizing the Toronto Fire Department to make an inflatable bed for the Rhino to lay on, as to not damage any nerves or muscles.

CPHAZ Symposium 2018 – Rachel Finer

Posted June 19, 2018

On Friday June 8th I had the pleasure of attending the CPHAZ symposium for a second time. Much like last year there was a large focus on One Health. Dr. Craig Stephen from the CWHC and Western College of Veterinary Medicine was an amazing keynote speaker shining light on how important the ecosystem is for the health of all, and how providing a healthy environment is key to having strong healthy animals that are resilient to disease.

Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses Symposium – Grace Nichol

Posted June 19, 2018

On June 8th, I had the privilege of attending the CPHAZ Symposium at the University of Guelph.  This event consisted of a full day of oral and poster presentations relating to public health and zoonoses.

CPHAZ Symposium 2018 - Emily Drinkwater

Posted June 15, 2018

Although I’m a student veterinarian now, I have spent my past years focused heavily on the field of ecology. While veterinary medicine frequently focuses on individual health, I have always felt that it is important to take time to look at the bigger picture. Population and ecosystem health are both things that will have an impact on people’s pets as they interact with the world around them. It is for this reason that I was thrilled to have the opportunity to attend the 2018 Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses’ annual symposium, or CPHAZ 2018.

CPHAZ Symposium - Maura Del Medico

Posted June 15, 2018

Last week, I was given the opportunity to attend the Public Health and Zoonosis Symposium. I went in unaware of what to expect from the event, as it was the first symposium I have attended. I had few expectations, an open mind and a thirst for knowledge. The morning started off well as I was greeted, given a package and offered an assortment of breakfast snacks and beverages. As a student, free food always enhances an experience.

CPHAZ Scientific Symposium 2018: New Perspectives on Health and Research - Noah Muntwyler

Posted June 15, 2018

At this year’s annual Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses’ Scientific Symposium, academics, industry professionals, researchers, and many others gathered to discuss the scientific community’s approach to issues of zoonotic disease, the “one health” perspective, and public health studies in Canada this year.

CPHAZ Symposium 2018 - Jordan Buchan

Posted June 15, 2018

I had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Center for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ) Symposium. It was a great day filled with innovative discussion surrounding current public health concerns, and how different sectors within society can work together to combat these issues.

ICCI Cancer Research Symposium - Jamie Burns

Posted June 14, 2018

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the 2018 ICCI Cancer Research Symposium at the Ontario Veterinary College. The entire day was a wonderful learning opportunity with many students and professionals discussing their research abstracts and some amazing keynote speakers. Though my background in cancer research is minimal, I was delighted to find that the day was engaging and full of novel information.

CPHAZ and its take on One Health – Grace Thornton

Posted June 13, 2018

On Friday June 8, 2018, I had the opportunity to attend the Center for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ) scientific symposium at the University of Guelph. This annual scientific conference connects individuals and topics encompassing many aspects of public health and zoonotic disease. I was particularly excited to attend this symposium because this summer I am working with Dr. Claire Jardine and Dr. Shannon French to investigate the potential exposure to of birds and mammals to raccoon roundworm in the environment.

One Health, Multiple Perspectives: The 2018 Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ) Symposium - Julie Calvert

Posted June 13, 2018

On Friday June 8th, 2018, individuals from academia, industry, and government, gathered together at the University of Guelph for the annual CPHAZ symposium… and I was fortunate enough to be one of them!