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Adam Little - Centre for Business and Social Entrepreneurship. Guelph, ON, CA

Adam Little

Mentor | CBASE | LifeLearn, Inc.

Guelph, ON, CANADA

Adam is a veterinarian and entrepreneur with a passion for applying his diverse experience towards tackling big problems.





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Dr. Adam Little is a veterinarian and entrepreneur whose passion is to work on creative solutions to addressing human and animal health issues. He has a BSc. from the University of Guelph and is a 2013 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College. During his time at the College, he held a number of leadership positions including serving as class president. Within the companion animal space, Adam has founded multiple ventures at the nexus of technology and the human-animal bond. He now serves as Director of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships within LifeLearn and is working on how to utilize emerging sensor and monitoring technology to improve the health of pets.

His strong interests in community development, public health, food safety, and education are reflected, internationally, through his work with Veterinarians without Borders and the Global Initiative for Food Systems Leadership and, domestically, through his experience in the Chief Veterinary Office of Canada within the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

This past summer, Adam completed the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University. This institution, located in the heart of Silicon Valley at the NASA Ames Research Center, brings together 80 leaders to address global grand challenges through the use of exponential technologies. This transformational experience resulted in the creation of Lifestock, a start-up company committed to revolutionizing our current food production system through the use of in-vitro meat technologies.

In addition to his role at LifeLearn, Adam is a Fellow within the Hunger Solution Institute, based out of Auburn University, and is using his exposure to technology, education, development, and food security to shape the future of innovation in hunger.

Industry Expertise (3)


Health and Wellness


Areas of Expertise (11)

Global Health



Animal Nutrition

Community Outreach

Animal Husbandry

Animal Work

Program Evaluation

Data Collection

Client Education

Life Sciences Products

Accomplishments (4)

Emerging Leader (professional)


Awarded by the Urban Animal Strategies Summit

Volunteer of the Year (professional)


Awarded by Veterinarians Without Borders

Dr. André Auger Citizenship Award (professional)


Awarded by the University of Guelph

Most Potential First Year Member (professional)


Awarded by OTS Veterinary Fraternity

Education (3)

Singularity University: GSP, Graduate Studies Program 2013

University of Guelph: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medicine 2013

University of Guelph: B.Sc., Animal Biology 2009

Affiliations (7)

  • Hunger Solution Institute : Fellow
  • Veterinarians without Borders
  • Pet Trust
  • Stephen Lewis Foundation
  • Innovation Guelph
  • Singularity University
  • University of Guelph

Media Appearances (4)

Grad program a singular achievement for OVC alumnus

Ontario Veterinary College  online


Adam Little had intended his speech to be touching but humorous. “Touching” turned out to be an understatement for one listener. His mom attended the closing ceremony for Little and his classmates in last summer’s graduate studies program at Singularity University (SU) in California...

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Veterinary Club Expands Outreach

at Guelph  online


At the end of a long and busy clinic day at Ontario’s Six Nations reserve, veterinary student Adam Little saw a father come in with his children and a young puppy. “I asked him where he got the puppy and how long they’d had it,” says Little. “The father said they’d gotten the puppy 20 minutes ago from a neighbour, and brought him straight to the clinic.”

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Who's in the know: Women surge, men sink in education's gender gap

The Globe and Mail  online


At Guelph, first-year student vet Adam Little is acutely aware of his outnumbered status. "I am a white guy and I am in the minority. It is definitely a different dynamic," says Mr. Little, who acknowledges he and his male classmates tend to stick together. While he knows of several men who had ambitions of going to the vet college, they took different paths when confronted with the school's admissions hurdles. "The people who stick with it are mostly women," he adds...

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Ontario Veterinary College students draw 600 chickens for Laos!

Veterinarians Without Borders  online


Adam Little, a third year student at Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Ontario dressed up in a chicken costume as he promised to do if his classmates met his challenge to draw 600 chickens for Laos...

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Event Appearances (1)

Communicate, Educate, Collaborate

Western Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


Articles (1)

One Health: From Theory to Practice

Canadian Veterinary Journal


One Health approaches to human and veterinary medicine are critical to professionals addressing global issues of food security and disease prevention. However, we have yet to develop a sufficient strategy to translate our theoretical understanding to practical application. This paper will explore the current shortcomings of One Health, within both the medical and veterinary communities, and highlight solutions to overcome these challenges...

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