June 2020: WOHC Newsletter


One Health MSc Student awarded prestigious Canadian scholarship


We are proud to share that Mabel Yuan, a Master's student in One Health at PaLM has recently been awarded the Canadian Institute of Health Research Frederick Banting and Charles Best Graduate Scholarship Master's Award (CGS-M) for her continued work in maternal health. Specifically, Mabel works to identify early vascular indicators of adverse maternal outcomes using the One Health approach




Class of 2020

Congratulations to Justin Kim, Joel Zhang, Chioma Owo, Cameron Ho, and Navia Novosel for completing their BMSc degree in the Honours Specialization in One Health program in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine!


One Health Program Development

In the 2019-2020 academic year, PaLM unveiled two new courses for One Health students: Foundations in One Health and One Health in Action. These are case based courses in which students learn and work with real world examples of health challenges at the interface of humans, domestic and wildlife species, and the environment they share.


One Health Student Success Stories

Justin Kim to attend Oxford University: MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology

"My thesis project, supervised by Dr. Stephanie Frisbee, identified and compared cardiac rehabilitation quality indicators and how they were being implemented and publicly reported globally. In the broad discipline of public health, a One Health perspective offers numerous benefits as health challenges require input and action across disciplines and stakeholders."

Justin Kim BMSc One Health 2020



Navia Novosel to attend Indiana University: Doctor of Dental Surgery & Master of Public Health

"Graduating from the One Health module was definitely a highlight of my undergraduate career. Looking at what defines ‘health’ from a big picture perspective is so relevant in today’s healthcare systems, and for this reason, I am passionate about increasing awareness around One Health. Given the opportunity to complete a thesis, I was able to explore the importance of dental providers on interprofessional healthcare teams treating patients with chronic diseases like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)."

Navia Novosel BMSc One Health 2020



Joel Zhang continues on at Western University: MSc in One Health at PaLM

"As part of my research with Dr. Francisco Olea-Popelka, we have been looking at the impacts of Zoonotic tuberculosis in Uganda. Our research has been implemented in National Strategic Plans in Uganda as countries globally are trying to better understand the true health impacts of the disease. One Health may have very well changed the trajectory of my life and career, and nothing excites me more than this ongoing opportunity."

Joel Zhang BMSc One Health 2020




Western One Health Club President Sudiksha Singh to attend Columbia University: Master of Public Health

"As an Animal Behaviour and Political Science student, my involvement as President of the Western One Health Club (WOHC) has steadily changed my approach to health and policy. I look forward to carrying the lessons I've learned at Western and WOHC to my next academic endeavour, and look forward to actively implementing One Health practices in my future career."

Sudiksha Singh BSc Animal Behaviour 2020

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