One Health: Connections and Collaborations

President's Dream Colloquium

Colloquium Syllabus


Dr. Kaylee Byers
Health Sciences

Meeting Time
2:30 - 4:20 pm

Course Format

This interactive and applied graduate seminar series is designed to actively engage students in exploring and discussing the diverse issues encompassed by the One Health concept.  

The course will primarily center around dynamic discussions and weekly reflective journal entries, encouraging students to delve deep into a One Health issue of their choosing. Through the themes explored in the course (e.g., climate change, mental health, health equity, infectious disease  modelling, and knowledge mobilization) students will propose and prioritize potential health  interventions that could be implemented on their chosen issue.

Emphasizing the development of practical skills, students will undertake two major projects: a written knowledge product aimed at both academic and public audiences, in the form of an article for The Conversation, and an audio or visual knowledge product, such as a podcast, infographic, or TikTok video, targeting a different audience of their choosing.

These projects will enable students to communicate their findings effectively and foster a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of health across various domains. Students will also be supported in submitting these products for publication and sharing through the Pacific Institute on Pathogens, Pandemics and Society social media channels.


Thursdays from 2:30 - 4:20 PM

Students are expected to work towards public knowledge products based on what they learned in the course. For undergraduate applicants, the workload will be similar to what is expected in a normal undergraduate course.


The course will be completed on a S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) basis for graduate students and and Pass/Fail from undergraduates. A Pass or S-grade is fulfilled by full attendance and participation.


Students enroll in INS 897 (5-credit course).

Undergraduate Students and Graduate Students in ‘per unit fee’ programs are charged a set tuition fee for each unit enrolled per term.

Graduate students in ‘per term fee’ programs are charged a set tuition fee for each term of enrollment.

How to Apply


Seating in this course is limited. Preference is given to graduate students. Third and rougth year undergraduate students may apply, but acceptance is not guaranteed.

Please return completed applications to by December 1.


One Health: Connections and Collaborations