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An Important First Step to Building the Network: Virtual Panel Discussion

On December 9th, 2020, at 9:30 a.m., we hosted a discussion involving some of the top epidemiologists and vaccine researchers in the world. The discussion focused on how best to build a solid, science-backed response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Guelph-Wellington. 


Listen to what the experts have to say and see if you can play a role in building this community-led solution to a global challenge.

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Jeff Wilson: DVM, D.Sc., PhD.



President of Novometrix Research. Former epidemiologist with the Public Health Agency of Canada and professor of public health, University of Guelph. Proper outbreak response - what it should be, current response and gaps -- how we can work together to bring this pandemic to an end. 


Don Gerson: PhD, DSc.



President and CEO, PnuVax Inc. Montreal, Canada. Canadian Manufacturing options for COVID vaccine. 


Nikolai Petrovsky: MD, MBBS, FAICD, FRACP;


Professor of Medicine, University of Flinders, Australia; founder of VAXINE and developer of COVAX-19. Characteristics of an effective COVID vaccine, best options, and how to use them now. 

Check him out in this video!

Advisory Team:

Jeff Aramini, PhD, Infectious Disease Epidemiologist, Outbreak Specialist, Guelph 

Ross Kirkonnel, MSc, Executive Director, Guelph family Health Team

Bruce McNab, PhD, One Health Epidemiologist, Guelph 

Mo Salman, PhD, One Health Specialist, Colorado State University