Carleton University is soon launching a One Health Student Challenge and we are looking for graduate students to act as mentors for this exciting endeavour.

pet-therapyA One Health approach involves working across multiple disciplines to address global health issues at the intersection of human and animal health, with the natural and built environments contributing to, and transforming this relationship. The objective of the Human, Environment, and Animal Links to Health (HEALtH) Challenge is to raise awareness and develop skills to understand and seek solutions to the complex health issues that face us globally.

surrender_dolphinTo address such issues, expertise is needed across the spectrum, ranging from communication, ethics, global development, economics, understanding human and animal behaviours, issues associated with environmental conditions and climate change, technological interventions, along with human health and mental health.
abrWe are seeking graduate students from all disciplines across campus who are interested in mentoring undergraduates participating in the HEALtH Challenge. You will mentor students from Carleton University, University of Saskatchewan and Michigan State University, in a half-day workshop conducted simultaneously at each university site in January 2017. During the workshop students will work on a case study to explore and define the factors that contribute to a global health issue, and develop approaches to seek solutions to this issue. You will also mentor these students to develop an online exhibit of their work over the course of one month following the workshop.

Graduate students who are interested in acting as One Health Student Challenge mentors should send to by Wednesday November 23, 2016
1) an up-to-date CV and
2) statement of interest (no more than ¬Ĺ page) that outlines why you are interested in taking part in the HEALtH Challenge and a One Health approach .

We are looking for two graduate students to fill the mentor roles. A $1000 stipend will be provided. Applications will be reviewed and successful applicants will be contacted by the beginning of December.

We look forward to hearing from you about your interest in this exciting opportunity!

Kim Matheson (Neuroscience) &  Kristin Connor (Health Sciences)
Faculty Consultants, One Health Challenge