International One Welfare Conference – Early Bird Deadline August 15


!  I’m writing to share with you information about the International One Welfare Conference being hosted by the Manitoba Government this fall. I think you will find it interesting and useful as it expands the concept of One Health to focus on the intersection of human mental health and animal welfare. Specifically, this conference intends to address the complex conditions that directly impact both human and animal well-being by bringing together scientists, decision makers, industry stakeholders and front-line professionals to discuss the best practices, examine the strengths and weaknesses of current models of care, and identify possible real-world solutions. I think it is going to be exciting to hear the perspectives and experiences from the full-spectrum of public health professionals – from academics and scientists to policy makers and regulators to the boots-on-the-ground first responders and front-line workers from both the human and animal sectors.

As part of the conference, we will be having a Gala dinner and reception at the stunning Canadian Museum for Human Rights with a keynote address from Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire (Ret’d), Senator, whose book “Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda,” was awarded the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction in 2004. He will be speaking on understanding mental health, including conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder that can affect both those directly impacted by an event and those responding to one. He is a phenomenal speaker and if you have never heard him speak, this will be a great place to do so, with an audience of your One Welfare colleagues and an opportunity to tour the museum’s exhibits after. (Note that this event is also going to be open to the public, so seats are expected to go quickly).

Another optional add-on to the conference is a Psychological First Aid Course provided by the Canadian Red Cross. This course is being tailored to fit the One Welfare audience specifically and will be available at a discounted rate (there is a limited number of seats available).

The details are below in this email or see the attached invitation or the website for more information. Please feel free to forward to your students, staff and any animal health and human health colleagues you think might be interested in this topic and let me know if you have any questions.  I hope to see you there.


Megan Bergman, DVM

Chief Veterinary Officer

Manitoba Agriculture

545 University Crescent, Winnipeg, MB  R3T 5S6

P: (204) 945-7685 F: (204) 945-4327



International One Welfare Conference

Dates: September 26th – 27th, 2016; Workshop on September 28th, 2016

Location: The Radisson Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Website:


Gala Dinner and Networking Reception featuring Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire (Ret’d)

Keynote Speaker: Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire (Ret’d) (

Date: September 26th, 2016

Location: The Canadian Human Rights Museum



Psychological First Aid Course

The Canadian Red Cross will conduct the course and it will be specifically tailored for this event and available at a discounted rate.

Dates: September 27th and 28th, 2016

Location: The Radisson Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


LFS Graduate Student Travel Award (LFS GSTA)


A number of you have submitted an LFS Graduate Student Travel Award application using an out of date form.  Please use the one posted on the LFS Graduate Scholarships & Financial Support page:

This form is updated annually – please make sure you are using the correct form.

Please also note that reimbursement for travel is paid from an endowed award: the Ursula Knight Abbott Travel Scholarship in Agricultural Sciences (award #6351).  Reimbursement can only be paid to the student; we cannot reimburse to a supervisor or speed chart.


Upcoming Conference


Upcoming conference hosted by the International Plant Nutrition Institute? Conference information below.  
Thank you for your time and have a great day.
Frontiers of Potassium 
Date:  January 25 to 27, 2017

The International Plant Nutrition Institute is pleased to invite you to participate in the upcoming international conference designed to exchange information on how to improve potassium plant nutrition and soil management to better the health of soils, plants, animals, and humans. The 4R Nutrient Stewardship framework is integrated into
the conference structure to keep the discussions anchored to the information needs of farmers and those who provide nutrient management guidance.


Rome, Italy

Shea Shirley
Communications Agronomist
International Plant Nutrition Institute
104 – 110 Research Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 3R3

Call for Applications – Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship


Application guidelines and application form are available on our website, for applications is August 31, 2016.

Thank you.
Frances Rodenburg, Manager
Agricultural Institute of Canada Foundation
300 Earl Grey Drive, Suite 233
Ottawa, Ontario  K2T 1C1

Agricultural Institute of Canada Foundation

Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship

The Agricultural Institute of Canada Foundation invites applications for The Karl C. Ivarson

Agricultural Scholarship.

This scholarship is open to agricultural science students from the province of Alberta. Students may be enrolled in any post‐secondary institution within or outside the province of Alberta. In

2016, two awards will be granted:

$7,500 Masters level

$10,000 PhD level

Candidates must hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residence status in Canada and be enrolled in their graduate program for at least one semester beyond the application deadline.

Deadline for applications is August 31, 2016

Scholarships are awarded on the following basis, but not necessarily placed in order of importance:

1.   Academic achievement

2.   Areas of study

3.   Community Involvement

4.   Career interests

5.   Letters of recommendation

This scholarship was created by Dr. Karl C. Ivarson through a gift to the Agricultural Institute of Canada Foundation and is administered by the Foundation. 2016 Application Guidelines, Application Form and Referee Form can be found at

Agricultural Institute of Canada Foundation

300 Earl Grey Drive, Suite 233, Ottawa, Ontario K2T 1C1    |



Participate in UBC’s Response to Federal Science Review and Innovation Agenda


The following message is sent on behalf of Helen M. Burt, VP Research & International pro tem. You are receiving this as a dean, director, manager or head of an academic or administrative unit – kindly distribute to faculty members, staff and students as appropriate.  Thank you. 

I would like to invite you to participate in a campus-wide consultation in response to the recently announced federal government panel on innovation and review of fundamental science.  We have arranged roundtable sessions at which we would like to hear your perspectives and advice on UBC’s submission to the two federal initiatives.

Please visit to register to attend one of these sessions in Vancouver or Kelowna, and to learn more about the federal initiatives and UBC’s planned consultation.

Sessions are planned for both campuses, and are open to UBC faculty and staff across all disciplines.

This is an important opportunity for UBC to inform Canada’s approach to research and innovation.  I encourage you to join in this consultation, and thank you in advance for your time to participate.


Helen Burt

Vice President Research & International pro tem