Projects

Ecosystem health rotation for University of Calgary veterinary students

“The main goal of the ecosystem health rotation is to provide senior veterinary students with opportunities to apply the concepts they have learned in health promotion, public health, and health management to health issues involving animals, people, and their shared

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Presence of an emerging zoonotic pathogen (Borrelia burgdorferi) and an inventory of tick species and their distribution on Vancouver island

In 2008, the Centre for Coastal Health (CCH) in collaboration with the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) and the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) set out to inventory tick species on Vancouver Island and certain Gulf Islands, to

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Potential Impacts of American Bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) on Drinking Water Quality

The American bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana, was introduced into western North America in the early 1900’s as a business enterprise to supply a culinary demand for frog’s legs. Unfortunately, bullfrogs escaped or were released from these farms, and by the 1970s

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Animals as Sentinels for Public Health Risks Associated with Oil and Gas Development: A Primer for Environmental Health Professionals

The Public Health Value of Animal Health for detecting and Assessing Risks (PDF) We used a rapid scoping review to identify trends, gaps and emerging themes in the literature and online in order to review the oil and gas sectors

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Fraser Valley Livestock Movement Project

The Centre for Coastal Health, on behalf of British Columbia’s Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, set out to understand livestock movements into and out of the Fraser Valley that occurred between January 1 and December 31, 2010, using existing and

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Knowledge Translation – Reducing Vulnerability to Threats of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) Transmission in High-Risk Districts of Nepal

Dr.’s Shaun Hosein and Tyler Stitt met with Dr Joshi and his JE research team at the National Zoonosis and Food Health Research Centre (NZFHRC) in Kathmandu, Nepal to commence knowledge mobilization.  This involved  adapting research findings into an educational

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Early Warning Rapid Alert Systems for Food Safety

The CCH was contracted by the EMPRES Food Safety and Products Unit (AGDF) of the FAO to identify, evaluate, and summarize information on existing early warning and rapid alert (EWRA) systems applicable to food safety, and then use this information

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Promoting rural income from sustainable aquaculture through social learning in Sri Lanka

Our work in Sri Lanka began when Dr. Craig Stephen was approached to consult with local experts to investigate causes of ongoing shrimp disease outbreaks that were having profound negative impacts on coastal communities. Through initial communication with Sri Lankan

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