Sydney DeWinter

B.Sc (Honours), M.Sc


Sydney is a PhD student in the Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph, specializing in epidemiology and One Health. 

Sydney’s doctoral thesis, supervised by Dr. Katie Clow, will investigate the current risk and landscape of Leishmania spp., and their vectors, in the context of canine importation.

She previously received her MSc from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, where she used 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 also holds a BSc (Zoology).

Research Interests

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.


GTA: POPM 6230 - Applied Clinical Research (W23)

GTA: POPM 6200 - Epidemiology I (F22)

Professional Experience & Honours

Graduate Student Executive, Population Medicine - Co-President (2022 - 2023)

Graduate Student Executive, Population Medicine - VP Academics and Alumni Affairs (2021 - 2022)