Federal Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor visited the University of Guelph with Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield to learn about research and teaching on campus.
Minister Petitpas Taylor met with president Franco Vaccarino and they discussed U of G strengths in One Health, an interdisciplinary approach for solving public health issues by focusing on connections among humans, animals and the environment.
During the tour of the Ontario Veterinary College, OVC staff discussed cancer treatment in animals and implications for human health. The tour showcased a linear accelerator for treating animals with radiation therapy.
Minister Petitpas Taylor also participated in a health research roundtable featuring three U of G researchers who discussed health implications of their work.