Our Mission Statement
The reproductive health of animals and humans is inseparably linked to the health of future generations. Diseases or impaired reproductive function in the adult organism can take root much earlier or become “programmed” within the embryo during development with consequences on the fitness of a herd or human population as well as increasing health care costs.
The mission of the One Reproductive Health Group is:
- to create a greater understanding of the origins and control of reproductive health.
- to build a unique team of scientists with innovative approaches that will have a positive impact on the health and well-being of animals, humans and our environment.
To achieve its mission, the One Reproductive Health Group encourages the involvement of researchers, clinicians and their students and staff from a wide number of disciplines who are interested in reproductive processes, developmental biology, and reproductive health.
The collaborative spirit at the University of Saskatchewan has already resulted in national and international recognitions among our members and leadership in fields of:
- developmental biology
- reproductive physiology
- endocrine disruption
- obstetrics and gynecology
The interdisciplinary approach of this group provides an excellent training ground for the next generation of highly qualified individuals who are urgently required to fill present and future needs in industry as well as basic and translational research in toxicology, medicine, veterinary medicine and agriculture.
Our trainees will also guide the future development of informed opinion and actions on issues being raised by rapid changes in our society. Such issues include:
- environmental toxicants and their impact on the reproductive system.
- the challenges of reproductive aging and health care.
- the increasing reliance on reproductive technologies to treat human and animal infertility.