Science, Stories, and the Poetry of Life

Who Is DWT????

David-Waltner-Toews-picture-600x800Award winning author and veterinary epidemiologist David Waltner-Toews has published seven collections of Poetry, one of which includes recipes, two books of Fiction, six books of Popular Science, and several texts and manuals on Ecosystem Approaches to Health.

From meditations on The Origin of Feces to elegant terzanelles on the meaning of life, from diseases that cats, bats, rats & chickens share with people, to what food, sex and Salmonella share with each other, DWT celebrates the whole complex mess of life.

As “Tante Tina”, he has also been known to don a dress and kerchief and to pontificate on the trials of being a Mennonite farm woman in a men’s world gone mad.

A University Professor Emeritus at University of Guelph, he was founding president of Veterinarians without Borders/ Vétérinaires sans Frontières – Canada and of the Network for Ecosystem Sustainability and Health , and a founding member of  Communities of Practice for Ecosystem Approaches to Health in Canada . He is the recipient of the inaugural award for contributions to ecosystem approaches to health from The International Association for Ecology and Health.