Sydney is in the second year of her Master’s of Science (Epidemiology) degree at the OVC, University of Guelph. She is also pursuing the Collaborative Specialization in One Health. Sydney previously received her B.Sc (Honours) degree in Zoology from the University of Guelph.
Sydney’s thesis is supervised by Dr. Katie Clow, and uses passive surveillance data to investigate several epidemiological aspects of Ixodes spp. ticks in Canada, using geospatial and temporal mapping, and mixed effects logistic regression models.
Sydney’s research interests include infectious disease and vector-borne disease ecology and epidemiology. Sydney appreciates the importance of the One Health approach and is enthusiastic about applying this concept to her research.