Director, Public Health Risk Sciences Division, Public Health Agency of Canada

Dr. Nick Ogden is a UK-trained veterinarian (University of Liverpool), with a doctorate in zoology (University of Oxford), and was a professor at University of Liverpool’s veterinary school. He trained in disease modelling at Université de Montréal before joining the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), where he directed programs on climate change, infectious diseases, and zoonoses. He is now Director of PHAC’s Public Health Risk Sciences Division, National Microbiology Laboratory, assessing disease risk by studying ecology and epidemiology of arthropod vectors and pathogens, and impacts of ...


Professor, University of Calgary

Dr. John Gilleard is a veterinarian and internationally recognized parasitologist and a widely published and cited researcher/educator. His program integrates genomics and genetics to elucidate the molecular mechanisms drug resistance in human and livestock parasites, study their epidemiology and improve diagnosis, surveillance and control. Dr. Gilleard's One Health approach has led him to work with global health agencies such as the World Health Organization and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has held senior academic leadership positions including Associate Dean Research, ...