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Get Involved!

The AMR Centre is excited to announce our Student Engagement team. This team will be spreading the word about antimicrobial resistance and related McGill initiatives and they want you to be involved! Do you have content you would like to contribute to the AMR Centre's outreach initiatives? Content related to antimicrobial resistance, in any form: photographs, art, videos, writing, etc. is welcome. Submit it here!

2022 World Antimicrobial Resistance Week

One upcoming initiative is the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW), November 18-24, 2022. This is an annual global campaign to improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and encourage best practices among the public, One Health stakeholders and policymakers, who all play a critical role in reducing the emergence and spread of AMR. This year's theme is 'Preventing antimicrobial resistance together'. Canadian Antimicrobial Awareness Day Link | WHO WAAW Link

Follow the AMR Centre on Instagram and Twitter for ways to get involved during WAAW and throughout the year.

Instagram: @mcgill_amr_centre  Twitter: @McGillAMRCentre

Wednesday November 23rd:

This day marks the WAAW global colour campaign, 'Go Blue for AMR'. You can participate by wearing blue, adjusting your social media profiles to being blue, and sharing why you are 'Going Blue' with friends, colleagues and on social media! You can submit photos/videos for us to share by visiting this link or be sure to use #GoBlueforAMR and tag us on social media.



Student Engagement Team

Headshot LindsayLindsay Burns is a third year PhD student in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology under the supervision of Samantha Gruenheid. She is working on characterizing proteins pathogenic bacteria use to cause infection to better understand host-microbe interactions in the human gastrointestinal tract. As Student Editor, Lindsay is working with the outreach team to bring awareness to the challenges of AMR and the innovative research happening in the Centre!



Headshot of Jasmin ChahalDr. Jasmin Chahal is an Assistant Professor in the department of Microbiology & Immunology. She is the instructor for the MIMM 212: Laboratory in Microbiology course, which is part of the Tiny Earth Initiative. The goal of this course is to isolate antibiotic producing bacteria from soil samples. Dr. Chahal is leading the outreach activities for AMR Awareness, which includes the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week.



Headshot of FathimaFathima Afsal
As a PhD student in the Department of Civil Engineering under the supervision of Prof.Dominic Frigon, I often get asked about my role as an engineer in the field of antimicrobial resistance. Our group at the Faculty of Engineering is developing tools to understand and track antimicrobial resistance in wastewater, and my study specifically focuses on the invasion of human gut by environmental antimicrobial resistant microbes. My passion towards science communication and outreach activities are what brought me to be associated with the McGill AMR Centre.


Headshot of Eszter FarkasEszter Farkas is a second year PhD student in the department of Microbiology and Immunology co-supervised by Dao Nguyen and Samantha Gruenheid. Her project is focused on the discovery of novel antibiotics from Arctic bacteria. Her passion for AMR began during her undergraduate Honour’s project which focused on antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.



Headshot of BridgitBridget O’Brien is a PhD student in the department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry, focusing her studies on Food Microbiology. Her project investigates Klebsiella pneumoniae in the context of bovine mastitis, with the goal of finding antibiotic alternatives to be used in dairy farming. She is very interested in scientific communication and is excited to be working with the AMR Centre!

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