The Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health
A cross faculty research centre
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Welcome to the Boyd Orr Centre

The centre is a cross-faculty organization designed to synthesize the expertise and activities of a group of researchers interested in both the clinical and ecological health of populations and ecosystems.  We are a relatively small and close-knit group (a dozen principal investigators (PIs), a dozen post-docs and research fellows, and 20 or so graduate students) with a common interest in quantifying, modelling, and describing ecological and epidemiological processes rather than any particular focus on individual disciplines or taxonomic groups.  We bring together wide-ranging research projects from population and landscape ecology, to epidemiology, immunology, and population genetics, but with particular strengths in modelling and quantitative analysis. Communication between the group members is excellent and facilitated by regular formal and informal meetings, problem-solving sessions, numerous joint collaborations, and a positively unhealthy amount of socializing.

The Centre makes every attempt to be inclusive.  Anyone who feels they might benefit from engaging with us and our range of activities is strongly encouraged to contact anyone in the Centre regarding joining.  

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Issue 3 - August 2009