One Health Leadership Experience
Leadership opportunity for students enrolled in U of S health science colleges
Whether you plan to be a veterinarian, public health nurse, environmental specialist or a physician, you will want to play an integral
role in developing One Health — the future
of global health care.
One Health is a global initiative that encourages collaboration among all health disciplines with the goal of attaining optimal health for people, animals and the environment.
This annual three-day workshop will introduce you to the concept of One Health. Throughout the weekend, you will interact with high-calibre One Health leaders from across North America. Group discussions and social events also give you time to meet other students from your own college as well as from other U of S colleges and schools.
The date for the 2014 U of S One Health Leadership Experience will be announced in June 2014.
Why is this workshop critical to your careers?
- Many infectious diseases such as rabies, tuberculosis, West Nile virus, anthrax, SARS and highly pathogenic influenza are transmitted between animals and humans.
- Tens of thousands of Canadians annually suffer from food- and water-borne illnesses — some with serious consequences such as renal failure — that are caused by food safety issues in the global food chain.
- Preventable medical errors cause thousands of deaths every year — some simply due to mistakes in interprofessional communication.
- Animals have measurable, positive effects on the health of people who are suffering from obesity, hypertension, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other conditions.
2013 One Health Leadership Experience: Resources
Several of the PowerPoint presentations given during the 2013 workshop are available online:
- Dr. Mark Raizenne, director general of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Centre for Food-borne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases: PowerPoint presentation
- Dr. Andrew Maccabe, executive director of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
- Dr. Marguerite Pappaioanou, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) liaison to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): PowerPoint presentation
- Dr. Casey Barton Behravesh, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): PowerPoint presentation
- Rick Yount, executive director, Warrior Canine Connection, and service dog (Huff)
- Eligible attendees: First- and second-year students enrolled in the U of S Colleges of Dentistry, Nursing, Medicine, Kinesiology, Pharmacy and Nutrition, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, School of Public Health and School of Physical Therapy.
- Participation: Maximum of 200 students.
- Registration: No charge for participating students.
- Following the 2012 One Health Leadership Experience, a Facebook page was created for U of S students who are interested in discussing One Health-related initiatives:
- Zoetis Canada
- Western College of Veterinary Medicine
- U of S Council of Health Science Deans
For more information, please contact:
t/f: 306-225-4479 • Cell: 306-291-9950
2012 One Health Leadership Experience: Resources
The One Health leaders who gave PowerPoint presentations during the workshop have graciously allowed the U of S to provide copies of the presentations online. Please click on the following links to download the presentations:
You're also welcome to listen to podcasts of the One Health leaders' presentations that are available through the WCVM (please note: due to technical difficulties, Capt. Montalvan's presentation is not available as a podcast).
Additional One Health Presentations