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Monday, November 22 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
674: One Health as a Science Policy Initiative: Fostering an integrated approach to addressing complex health problems and emerging threats

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Organized by: University of Guelph

The One Health approach should become fundamental to the ways in which we direct, fund, conduct and speak about health science in Canada and the world. The science policy community has a role to play in this realignment of how science is conducted and how science (knowledge) is used to guide/influence policy making, and how we train the next generation of thought leaders. The science policy community can look to the growing network of proponents in universities and agencies who model and advocate for this One Health approach to health science.

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avatar for Dr. Scott Weese

Dr. Scott Weese

University of Guelph
J Scott Weese DVM DVSc DipACVIM FCAHS: Dr. Weese is a veterinary internist and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He is a Professor at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Director of the University of Guelph Centre for Public Health... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Sean Hillier

Dr. Sean Hillier

York University
Dr. Sean Hillier is a queer Mi’kmaw scholar registered with the Qalipu First Nation. He is an assistant professor at the School of Health Policy & Management & York University Research Chair in Indigenous Health Policy & One Health. Dr. Hillier serves as the Special Advisor to the... Read More →
avatar for Paula I. Fujiwara

Paula I. Fujiwara

Former Scientific Director, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)
Dr. Fujiwara joined the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a medical officer in 1992, based in New York City’s (NYC) Department of Health.  She led work on NYC’s outbreaks of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, fueled by HIV and the dismantling of the public... Read More →
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Dr. Mary Jane Ireland

Executive Director of the Animal Health Directorate, Policy and Programs Branch, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Dr. Ireland graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and post-graduate degrees in Veterinary Immunology and Business Administration. In 2002, Dr. Ireland joined the Veterinary Drugs Directorate at Health Canada... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Francisco Olea-Popelka

Dr. Francisco Olea-Popelka

Western University
Francisco Olea-Popelka holds the Beryl Ivey Endowed Chair in One Health at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. His research focuses on evaluating factors impacting health at the intersection of humans... Read More →
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Dr. Baljit Singh

Vice-President Research, University of Saskatchewan (USask)
Dr. Baljit Singh is Vice-President Research at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), following terms as Dean of the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (2016-2020), and Associate Dean of Research at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Bernadette Dunham

Dr. Bernadette Dunham

Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University
Dr. Bernadette Dunham is a Professorial Lecturer (2016-present) at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, focusing on One Health issues. Dr. Dunham concurrently serves as an Advisor to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) One Health... Read More →


Monday November 22, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
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