Monthly Archive: August 2014

Expecting the unexpected: how Canada is helping to prevent the next disease outbreak 0

Expecting the unexpected: how Canada is helping to prevent the next disease outbreak

Craig Stephen, executive director of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative, and Zee Leung of the International Development Research Centre recently co-authored an op-ed in response to the current Ebola outbreak. The article argues for investment directed at the...

Quebec Rabies Surveillance Report 0

Quebec Rabies Surveillance Report

Quebec is conducting an active surveillance program for rabies, particularly the raccoon strain that is present across the border in the United States. Here is an update on this program as of August 22,...

Photo Gallery: Sri Lankan Elephants 0

Photo Gallery: Sri Lankan Elephants

In celebration of World Elephant Day (August 12, 2014), we’re sharing our collection of elephant photos taken during former CWHC director, Ted Leighton’s travels to Sri Lanka as part of a partnership between the...

Notes from the Field: Interview with Graduate Students at WDA Meeting 0

Notes from the Field: Interview with Graduate Students at WDA Meeting

CWHC director, Craig Stephen, interviewed graduate students Diana Sinclair (University of Guelph) and María Fernanda Mejía-Salazar (University of Saskatchewan) at the 2014 Wildlife Disease Association (WDA) meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Watch the video...

CWHC’s new director committed to wildlife health 0

CWHC’s new director committed to wildlife health

An article in WCVM Today – the newsletter of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, talks about Craig Stephen, the new executive director of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC), and...

Fin whale in Canso Causeway 0

Fin whale in Canso Causeway

On July 3, 2014, a dead, 17 m, juvenile fin whale drifted from the west side onto the Canso Causeway, between Cape Breton Island and mainland Nova Scotia. The causeway’s gates were opened to...

Trudy the badger: an unexpected guest at a BC university 0

Trudy the badger: an unexpected guest at a BC university

Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia had a few welcome guests this past spring: A female jeffersonii badger (Taxidea taxus jeffersonii) made her den in an embankment on campus and gave birth to a litter of...

Bat White-nose Syndrome Confirmed in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia 6

Bat White-nose Syndrome Confirmed in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Unfortunately, the last refuge for Nova Scotian bats from the devastating fungal disease white-nose syndrome (WNS) was the site of confirmed cases of the disease in little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) this past surveillance season....