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Paper Rout

Postmedia in the gutter

Past Trauma

Richard Wagamese and an Indigenous literary resurgence

Family Pride

Profiles in gay life

David Waltner-Toews

David Waltner-Toews is a retired professor of epidemiology in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College in the University of Guelph, the founding president of Veterinarians without Bordersé Vétérinaires sans Frontiéres Canada and the Canadian Community of Practice in Ecosystem Approaches to Human Health. He is a specialist in the epidemiology of diseases people get from animals (zoonoses) and the author of The Chickens Fight Back: Pandemic Panics and Deadly Diseases that Jump from Animals to Humans (Greystone, 2007).

Articles by
David Waltner-Toews

A Very Modern Pandemic

Railways, colonial policy, the blood trade and their unintended consequences January–February 2012
What do you know about how AIDS got started? If you are neither a specialist nor one of the many Canadians directly affected by the disease, your answer will likely be couched in popular culture references: “Hmmm … Hit the headlines in the early 1980s as a rare disease in homosexuals in San Francisco. Had probably been around and started spreading a good deal earlier … Canadian flight attendant who picked it up somewhere in Africa on one of his flights—what was his…

Parsing Pandemics

The bacteriologists and the ecologists are still at odds, but at least they’re talking. October 2010