8 a.m.  —Registration and coffee | Great Hall

9 a.m. — Welcome and blessing from Interior Athabascan Peoples

  • Rev. Dr. Anna Frank, Denakkanaaga Second Chief
  • Steve Ginnis, Gwichyaa Zhee Traditional Chief, executive director Fairbanks Native Association
  • Evon Peter, vice chancellor for rural, community and Native education, UAF

9:30 a.m. — Opening remarks by Daniel White, chancellor, UAF

9:45 a.m.— Introduction to the Center for One Health Research

Arleigh Reynolds, director of the Center for One Health Research, UAF 

9:55 a.m. — One Health documentary movie (20 min - See trailer video




Introduction by Evon Peter, vice chancellor for rural, community and Native education, UAF

Sheila Watt-Cloutier | environmental, cultural and human rights advocate

The right to be cold

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier is in the business of transforming public opinion into public policy. Experienced in working with global decision-makers for more than a decade, Watt-Cloutier offers a new model for 21st century leadership. She speaks with passion and urgency on the issues of today — the environment, the economy, foreign policy, global health and sustainability — not as separate concerns, but as a deeply interconnected whole. At a time when people are seeking solutions, direction and a sense of hope, this global leader provides a big picture of where we are and where we’re headed.



12:15 p.m. — Indigenous Peoples' Meet and Greet | Location: Wood Center, rooms C/D

An invitation for Indigenous people attending the conference to network and share perspectives about a One Health approach.

12:15 p.m. — Center for One Health Research working groups | Location: Wood Center, rooms E/F

12:15 p.m. — Student/presenter round table discussion | Location: Wood Center, Ballroom   

Facilitated classes each day for registered students to meet and talk with the keynote speakers of that day. This gives the students time with the speakers in an environment where they feel free to ask questions about their talks.
Michael Castellini, UAF dean of the graduate school, will lead the meetings along with a a team of BLaST RAMPs (Research Advising and Mentoring Professionals) who are already trained in student success, career advising and One Health issues.




The session will begin with keynote speaker Susan Kutz, followed by introductory perspectives from invited panelists, representing both knowledge systems and different One Health disciplines, and finally a discussion between the panelists and the audience.

KEYNOTE: Susan Kutz | 
professor, Department of Ecosystem and Public Health at the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Two-eyed seeing: Bridging indigenous and scientific knowledge improves wildlife surveillance and fosters reconciliation

Experiential-based knowledge such as that of the northern Indigenous peoples, acquired through practice and over generations, has been central to human adaptation and survival for millennia. Combining this knowledge with scientific knowledge can lead to better-informed and more timely and effective decision-making for wildlife management. This presentation will discuss how community-based wildlife health surveillance in the Canadian Arctic has brought Indigenous and scientific knowledge together for a more holistic understanding of muskox and caribou health and guided policy and management decisions.

Panel discussion
|  Moderated by Arleigh Reynolds, director of COHR, UAF





The Arctic Council and One Health: Advancing scientific cooperation via a diplomatic platform

The United States has co-led (with Canada and Finland) an Arctic Council project called One Arctic, One Health since 2015. The project aims to develop a circumpolar network to share information, conduct exercises and collaborate on investigations of One Health phenomena. The Arctic Council is a diplomatic body but has spurred One Health scientific cooperation.
Key Arctic Council representatives on the panel will discuss how the council works, how it can advance Arctic One Health and how to continue collaborations after the council's project ends. Panelists represent a variety of countries and disciplines keys.


KEYNOTE: Ambassador Marcia Bernicat, U.S. Department of State (USA)

Marcia Bernicat, a career member of the Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, is currently Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.

Panel Discussion|
 Moderated by Joshua Glasser, U.S. Department of State, USA

Petteri Vuorimaki, ambassador for Arctic and Antarctic affairs, Finland
        -    Hreinn Pálsson, deputy chief of mission, Iceland
        -    Josh Vomberg, crown indigenous relations and northern affairs, Canada