The objective of UBC Animal Welfare Program is to improve the lives of animals through research, education, and public outreach.
The Program is led by David Fraser, Marina von Keyserlingk, and Dan Weary and guided by an Advisory Committee consisting of members of the humane movement, veterinarians, animal producer representatives, and representatives of collaborating institutions and chaired by veterinarian Dr. Rob Ashburner.
The University of British Columbia established the Animal Welfare Program in 1997 to improve the welfare and humane care of animals in agriculture, research, companionship and other areas, and to help build knowledge-based consensus on the broader ethical questions that arise over human use of animals. The Program addresses these issues through active efforts in teaching, research and public outreach.
In its first decade, the Animal Welfare Program has become one of the largest and most respected animal welfare science centres globally and its research has led to improvements in the lives of animals in British Columbia and around the world.
To see Dr. Fraser and a few graduate students speak about their research and the Animal Welfare Program, click here