Undergraduate and Summer Student Positions

Summer Research Project Form 1 – URA Project Proposal

Title of Proposed Research Project:

Investigating One Health competencies in the undergraduate, DVM and graduate curriculum

Proposed Starting Date:

May 6, 2019

Name and Title of Proposed Supervisor:

Dr. Jane Parmley, Associate Professor & Dr. Katie Clow, Assistant Professor

Department Name:

Population Medicine

X URA           □ USRA

Outline of Proposed Research Project:

The University of Guelph is in the process of launching an exciting new initiative – the One Health Agenda. One of the primary goals of this Agenda is to graduate highly trained and effective transdisciplinary alumni who are qualified to work in and ultimately lead teams to solve health problems that cannot easily be resolved within our traditional disciplinary silos. In order to achieve this goal, several new undergraduate and graduate programs will be developed.

Job description (task/responsibilities, relevant scheduling details, and required and/or preferred qualifications):

The successful candidate will work closely with two One Health faculty members to assist with One Health curriculum planning and development at the undergraduate, DVM and graduate level. This will include a detailed review of One Health competencies within the curriculum of several programs on campus and preparation of background material that will inform initial planning of new courses and programs targeted towards enhancing One Health competencies of University of Guelph graduates. The successful candidate will be eligible to participate in the Summer CORE Program with a research project within the realm of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Strong organizational and time management skills are an asset for this position, as well as an ability to work independently and with a team. Familiarity with and interest in One Health is also of value.

What are 2-5 specific things you feel a student will learn during this position?

  • Curriculum planning and development
  • Data and information management
  • Assessment of peer-reviewed and grey literature
  • Pedagogical approaches for One Health
  • Oral and written research communication

Which 2-5 knowledge, skills, or attitudes are most relevant to this position? View definitions of common knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

  1. Attitude: Initative
  2. Skill:  Information Management
  3. Skill:  Teamwork and Collaboration
  4. Skill:  Writte Communication
  5. Skill:  Oral Communication

Hiring contact:  Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Name: Sally Maclachlan, Office of the Dean, OVC

Email: smaclach@uoguelph.ca      Phone: 519-824-4120 x 56026