One Health Related Events

November 30, 2017: Working with Dogs in Human Services. A One Health Day Community Discussion.
Click on the photo for a video recording and presentation slides.
-Drs. Darlene Chalmers & Colleen Dell – Welcome & Introduction to One Health and AAI Terminology
-Jane Smith – How do you work with a dog in a clinical setting? (Animal assisted activity)
-Dr. Sue Nadon – How do you work with a dog in a clinical setting? (Animal assisted therapy)
-Chris Lohnes – What training does a dog need?
-Dr. Joe Rubin – What is the risk of dogs transmitting diseases to humans?

A listing of Animals Assisted Intervention education opportunities & other human-animal bond/canine training information in Canada and elsewhere is available here.



June, 2017: Colleen Dell was appointed as Member (Investiture Recipient) to The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (The Order of St. John) for humanitarian work in animal assisted interventions. This honour was officially sanctioned by His Excellency, the Governor General of Canada on September 7, 2016. Official ceremony at the Senate of Canada on June 24, 2017.

January 10, 2017:  Why Do Dogs Make Us Feel Better? 2017 One Health Discussion Series.
Presentation slides available here.


December 1, 2016: Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, DStJ, SOM, SVM, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan and St John Ambulance Saskatchewan Council, along with St John Ambulance Chancellor Phil Clarke, presented the St John Ambulance Canada Priority Vote of Thanks to Dr. Dell and her team for going above and beyond in their Therapy Dog research program work with St John Ambulance. Dr. Dell also received a Priority Vote of Thanks in 2014.


November 3, 2016: Making the Links: Human-Animal Welfare, Cruelty, Abuse, and Neglect
Presentation slides available here: Introduction & Phil Arkow Presentation.


November 2, 2016: One Health Initiatives at the U of S & the Important Role for Sociology
Presentation slides available here.



One Health Related Artwork

Two Saskatchewan specific recovery posters are available for download now (see below).  National level posters are coming soon!

Recovery Posters Cat – M – 8.5 x 11
Recovery Posters Cat – L – 12 x 18
Recovery Posters Cat – XL – 30 x 40

Recovery Posters Dog – M – 8.5 x 11
Recovery Posters Dog – L – 12 x 18
Recovery Posters Dog – XL – 30 x 40


This artistic expression painting represents the findings of The Helping Horse study. It was developed in partnership with the Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Program. Painter Andy Zimmerman & Graphic Artist April Doepker.



Partnering with the U of S student binge drinking prevention initiative – What’s Your Cap? – A door hanger with Canada’s Low Risk Drinking Guidelines was developed and is distributed at Therapy Dog events on the U of S campus and in residence.


*Artwork resulting from Dr Dell’s work specific to substance abuse is available here.