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One Health Student Mentorship

One Health Student Mentorship

January – March 2022 | Wednesdays 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM (EST) | Virtual

The Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ) is hosting a One Health Student Mentorship event throughout the fall semester months from September to November 2021. This is an opportunity for any University of Guelph students to interact with different One Health professionals working in academia, public health, and research sectors. This virtual event will last one hour, starting with the mentor using the first 15-20 minutes to talk about their career path, and the remaining 40-45 minutes will be an open discussion format allowing students to ask questions and participate in active dialogue.

When? Ongoing, every other Wednesday throughout the fall semester.

Time? 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Where? Virtually using Microsoft Teams

Who can attend? Any University of Guelph students are welcome!

Cost? It’s FREE, but there will be limited enrollment!

How do I enroll? Please fill out this survey to enroll. You can sign up for as many mentors as you’d like.

Winter 2022 Schedule

  • January 12, 2022 – Sarah Martone
  • January 26, 2022 – Dr. Heather Murphy
  • February 23, 2022 – Dr. Catherine Belanger
  • March 9, 2022 – Dr. Katie Clow
  • March 23, 2022 – Sydney Pearce

Mentor Bios

Sarah Martone completed her undergraduate degree in Zoology, as well as her Master of Biomedical Science and Master of Public Health at the University of Guelph. She currently is teaching Introduction to One Health at UofG, while working as a physical scientist for Environment and Climate Change Canada. Sarah is passionate about the incorporation of One Health principles in her classroom, as well as her workplace.

Dr. Heather Murphy recently joined the department of Pathobiology in September 2020 as a Canada Research Chair in One Health. She is an environmental engineer by training and has over 16 years of experience working in developed and developing countries on waterborne diseases. After her doctoral degree, she left academia and worked for UNICEF and the Public Health Agency of Canada before joining Temple University in 2015 as an Assistant Professor in their College of Public Health.

Dr. Catherine R. Belanger is currently a PhD student in the department of Population Medicine at the University of Guelph. After graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2019, she spent time in clinical practice and worked as a CFIA veterinarian. Her strong interest in a veterinarian’s role in epidemiology, zoonosis and One Health drove her to pursue graduate studies

Dr. Katie Clow is an Assistant Professor in One Health in the Department of Population Medicine. Her research focuses on the epidemiology and ecology of endemic and emerging vectors and vector-borne zoonoses in Canada.

Sydney Pearce (she/her) is a PhD Candidate from the Department of Population Medicine with a Collaborative Specialization in One Health (OH) and completed her BSc in Animal Biology with a minor in Psychology: Brain and Cognition. Her interests have led her on varied paths, including working with the Public Health Agency of Canada to support the Canada Field Epidemiology Program and global contact tracing training, the Toronto Zoo, Nourish by 10c, and the U of G SPARK program as a Senior Writer and Editor. She is passionate about One Health, health equity, and knowledge translation.

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