North American Bat Conservation Alliance (NABCA) Steering Committee (Canadian Representative)

North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat) (Coordinator for Canada)

United States Bat White-nose Syndrome Diagnostics Working Group (Canadian Representative)

US multiple Bat WNS working groups

Wildlife Disease Association (WDA) Ad Hoc Student Activity funds committee

WDA Ad Hoc Mentorship Committee

WDA committee on Small Research Grants

WDA Wildlife Veterinary Section Board

Animal user committee of the following institutions: Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada (Quebec office), Institut Maurice-Lamontagne, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Caribbean One Health Leadership Series


Bat WNS Communications and Outreach Technical Working Group (Lead)

Bat WNS Mitigation Technical Working Group (Lead)

Canadian Bat Recovery Strategy Technical Committee

Canadian Bat White-nose Syndrome Diagnostics and Surveillance Working Group (Lead)

CoSEWIC Terrestrial Mammals Sub-group

Inter-Agency White Nose Syndrome Committee (Coordinator)

White-nose syndrome national surveillance group

WNV and Other Mosquito-borne Disease Surveillance Working Group

Canada’s Inter-agency Wild Bird Avian Influenza Steering Committee (Lead)

Parks Canada Animal Care Committee

National Farmed Animal Health & Welfare Council

National Animal Health Surveillance program – Directors Group

Canadian Animal Health Surveillance Network – Directors Group


Advisory Council for Holland College Wildlife Conservation Technology Program

BC Bat Group and BC Bat Health Subcommittee

Équipe de rétablissement des chauves-souris du Québec, Ministère de la Forêt, de la Faune et des Parc

Groupe d’experts scientifiques sur le Virus du Nil occidental, Institut national de santé publique du Québec

Nova Scotia Moose Recovery Team

Ontario Animal Health Surveillance Network (AHL/OMAFRA) (wildlife group representative)

Ontario Bat Scientific Working Group

Ontario Rabies Advisory Committee

Ontario White Nose Syndrome Working Groups

Réseau québécois d’urgences pour les mammifères marins

Saskatchewan chronic wasting disease working group

Saskatchewan One Health Working Group (Lead)

Conferences and workshops

11th European Wildlife Disease Association Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland

3th Annual Symposium on Zoonotic and Communicable Diseases, Vancouver, BC

2nd International Conference for Animal Health Surveillance, Havana, Cuba

5th International Sea Duck Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland

63rd Annual International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association, Albuquerque, NM, USA

69th Annual International Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man, Vancouver, BC

95th Conference for Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD), Chicago IL, USA

Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada – Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Annual Conference, Victoria, BC

Atlantic Society of Fish and Wildlife Biologists Spring Seminar, Sackville, NB

BC Wildlife Federation Annual General Meeting, Kelowna, BC

Canadian Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (CAVEPM) Conference, Charlottetown, PEI

Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre’s 4th Workshop for Wildlife Health Professionals, Québec, QC

Evo-Wibo, Port Townsend, WA, USA

Global Development Symposium, Guelph, ON

Maritime Marine Animal Response Network, Annual meeting, Moncton, NB

North American Joint Bat Working Group Meeting, St. Louis, MO, USA

Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) Annual Convention, Saskatoon, SK

The case for a national wildlife health center. Seoul National University.

Zoobiquity Conference. Seattle

Modernizing fish health protection. BC First Nations Fisheries Council Workshop of Fish health. Vancouver

.Surprise and cumulative effects: The next epidemiologic challenge. Saskatchewan Epidemiology Association. Saskatoon

One Health in a times of unprecedented environmental change. Wildlife Disease Association. New Mexico

The mythology of science based decision making. Aquaculture Association of Canada.  ST. Andrews NB

Surveillance for environmental nasty surprises in a complex messy world. . International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance. La Havana.

Reconciling the divorce between nature and humanity – An ocean’s health perspective. North Island College Oceans Symposium. Uclulet

The problem of too many problems: Is ‘interprobleminarity’ the next step in health and environment research. International development Research Centre seminar series. Ottawa.

Why Nature Matters. Institute for Population and Public Health seminar series. University of Calgary

Canada’s response to White Nose Syndrome: Plans, Infrastructure, Action. 7th Annual White Nose Syndrome Workshop. St. Louis.

Surprise as the foundational concept for emerging infectious disease. Ecohealth. August. Montreal

Wildlife health: Insights from grizzly bears. 30th Saskatchewan Association of Veterinary Technologists Annual Conference. Saskatoon, SK.

Drugs, delivery, darts, and distress: Selected topics from the field anesthesia of bears. 22nd Eastern Black Bear Workshop, Lake Tiak-O’Khata Resort, Louisville, Mississippi.