CORE Activity Blog

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!

CPHAZ Symposium - Kiera Murison

Posted June 11, 2018

I’m incredibly happy to have been a student in attendance at the 2018 Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses’ annual symposium. The one day summer event consisted of speakers with a diverse range of backgrounds but a similar interest in human and animal health. The keynote speaker, Dr. Craig Stephen, did a wonderful job at illustrating the problems associated with the current approach to public health and the seemingly simple things that can be done to better this approach.

Ticks, Mosquitos and Dog of the North - Ashley-Ann Rutherford

Posted June 11, 2018

            Friday June 8th, was a day like no other at the University of Guelph, Ontario. The Center of Public Health and Zoonosis met for their annual scientific symposium. And let me tell you, it was nothing short of interesting. The day started off with an introduction from the dean of the Ontario Veterinary College, Jeff Wichtel. His speech was inspirational and admirable in the way it allowed the attendees to appreciate the connection the University has for public health and advancing technology in North America. The day really took off when Dr.