Past Visiting Researchers

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2011

Radka Sarova, a PhD candidate in Zoology at Charles University in Prague, CZ, studied the effect of early social experience on coping with the new environment in calves while at UBC.

Julie Boulanger Bertolus, while completing an MSc degree in neuroscience at the ENS de Lyon, France, worked on a project investigating humane methods of euthanasia for laboratory rats during her 5-month stay at UBC.

Vanessa Carli Bones, a veterinarian and PhD student from Brazil, used the ‘Your Views‘ survey program to investigate the barriers to adopting alternative practices to laboratory animal use in Brazil.

Pilar Sepúlveda Varas, a veterinarian and PhD from Chile, researched behavioural changes and their relation to illness in transition dairy cows.

Edwige Bouvet-Gauthier, a visiting student from VetAgro Sup, France, worked as a research assistant on a project evaluating the effect of different dry-off management procedures on cow behaviour and indicators of intramammary infections.

Dorthe Puerling is an undergraduate student in Agriculture at the University of Applied Sciences in Bingen am Rhein, Germany, did an internship on dairy cow feeding and nutrition.

Inger Anneberg, an anthropologist and PhD from Aarhus University in Denmark,  focused on Danish farmers’ communication about animal welfare, with a special focus on animal welfare inspections done by the authorities. While at UBC, she learned from those with experience in social sciences in the Animal Welfare group.

Ulrike Bayer, an undergraduate student in Agriculture at the University of Applied Sciences in Bingen am Rhein, Germany, was involved in projects investigating maternity behaviour and dry-off management procedures in dairy cows.

Grazyne Tresoldi, a veterinarian and M.Sc. student at LETA/UFSC in Florianópolis, Brazil, researched dairy cattle social behaviour.

Johanna Axling came to UBC just having attained a Master’s in Applied Animal Behaviour at Linköping University in Sweden. While at UBC, she analyzed the different social and exploratory behaviours expressed by single and group housed calves.

2007

Florian Bernardi, an M.Sc. student at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria, focused on cow comfort and lameness.

Dr. Jose Fregonesi, a visiting researcher from Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL), Brazil, had several of his Brazillian students with him conducting research at the UBC Dairy Centre in Agassiz.

Mario Jose Giannasi Scala, a graduate student from the Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL) in Brazil, focused on transition cow welfare.

Andressa Amorim de Oliveira, graduate student from Curitiba, Brazil, focused on transition cow welfare.

Yukiko Shima, a veterinarian from Nihon University, Japan, worked on a project related to dairy welfare at the UBC Dairy Centre in Agassiz.

Brigid Sweeney, an M.Sc. student at the University of Edinburgh, researched weaning in dairy calves at the UBC Dairy Centre in Agassiz.

Roberta Viggiani, a visiting researcher from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bologna University, Italy, assessed physiological means (particularly cortisol) of measuring welfare.

Amelie Legrand, a visiting researcher from the National Institute of Advanced Agronomy (FNESAD) in France, worked on dairy cattle at the UBC Dairy Centre in Agassiz.

2006

Guilherme Bond, a graduate student from Curitiba, Brazil, conducted research at the UBC Dairy Centre in Agassiz.

Ali Hosseinkhani, a visiting PhD student from the Animal Science Department of the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, conducted research at the UBC Dairy Centre in Agassiz.

Wiolene Nordi, a graduate student from Curitiba, Brazil, conducted research at the UBC Dairy Centre in Agassiz.

Larissa Parazzi, a graduate student from Londrina, Brazil, conducted research at the UBC Dairy Centre in Agassiz.

Dr. Ed Pajor, a visiting researcher from Purdue University, spent his sabbatical year with the AWP.

Wiebe Veenstra, a Masters student from the Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences Netherlands, conducted research at the UBC Dairy Centre in Agassiz.

2005

Dr. Jalal Bakhtiari, a Visiting Professor from the University of Tehran, Iran joined the program to work on the assessment and prevention of post-surgical pain in laboratory animals. As an Associate Professor of veterinary surgery, Jalal brought to this project his expert knowledge and techniques for the surgical components and the post-surgical care of animals.

Tomasz Grudnik, a visiting scientist from the Agricultural University of Wroclaw in Poland, worked on a research project investigating the identification of lameness in dairy cattle.

Dr. Andrzej Lozicki, a visiting scientist from the Warsaw Agricultural University (SGGW) in Poland, worked on a research project investigating the how free stall design influences dairy cow comfort.

2004

Dr. Omar Hernandez Mendo, Associate Professor at Colegio de Postgraduados in Montecillos, Mexico, joined the program on a sabbatical leave to study how access to pasture helps dairy cows recover from lameness.

Allison Stewart worked as a research assistant and assisted in various research projects at the Dairy Centre.

Lorna Baird was employed as a research associate with the Program and assisted with a variety of research projects at the Dairy Centre.

Marcela Vankova, a visiting student from the Czech Republic, worked on a research project investigating the effect of using automated brushes as environmental enrichment for dairy cows.

Paul-Antoine Valias, a visiting student from France, worked as a research assistant on a project evaluating the effect of feed barrier design and stocking densities on feeding and social behaviour of dairy cows.

Sabine Dippel, a researcher visiting from Germany, worked on a research project investigating the development of lameness in dairy cattle.

Dr. Monica Budzynska, a visiting scientist from the Polish Agricultural University in Lublin, worked on a study that investigated ways to minimize dairy calf distress during weaning.

Dr. Reza Valizadeh, an Associate Professor at the University of Mashad in Iran, joined the program for a six-month sabbatical to investigate methods to reduce distress in dairy cattle at the end of lactation.

Keelin O’Driscoll, a visiting M.Sc. student from Edinburgh University, worked on a research project investigating the feeding and social behaviour of calves feeding and drinking from an automated feeder.

Sarah Maidaa, a visiting M.Sc. student from Edinburgh University, worked on a research project investigating calf weaning and minimizing distress.

Elizabeth Carter, a visiting M.Sc. student from Edinburgh University, worked on a research project investigating using analgesics to modify the gait of dairy cows.

Dineke van den Hazel: Dineke is an M.Sc. student in  Animal Science from Holland. She worked on a project involving the effects of  feeding frequency on dairy cow behavior.

2003

Fernando Wolf, a graduate student from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil, completed a research project investigating improved feeding systems for dairy calves.

Jose Fregonisi, a lecturer from the University of Londrina, Brazil, worked on effects of stocking density on dairy cattle in Agassiz.

Marek Gaworsk, a lecturer from the University of Warsaw, Poland, worked on a research project investigating the effects of stall maintenance on cow comfort at Agassiz.

Marek Spinka, a senior researcher from the Research Institute of Animal Production, Prague, Czech Republic, carried out a research project investigating the relationship between asymmetry and lameness in dairy cattle.

Raymond Anthony, a Ph.D. candidate from Malaysia by way of Purdue University, completed a dissertation in philosophy titled, “Animals and Their Moral Standing: A Philosophical Exploration of the Relationship between Animals and Human Beings in Agriculture”.

Luisa Brusius, a graduate student from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, worked on the effect of teat competition on calf feeding behaviour.

Daniela Cristina da Silva, a veterinary student from Londrina University Brazil, joined the program for three months to participate in research at the UBC Dairy Research Centre in Agassiz .

Jin Suk Kim, a faculty member from Konkuk University (The Republic of Korea) and a toxicologist interested in animal welfare concerns facing farm and companion animals, worked on a book on animal welfare issues in Asia.

Luiz Carlos Pinheiro Machado Filho, a Faculty member from the Department of Zootechny and Rural Development, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. He joined UBC’s Animal Welfare Program for a sabbatical year. He is an agronomist who researched the effects of increased pasture use on the behaviour and welfare of dairy cows.

Andreia Vieira: Final year veterinary student from Londrina University, Brazil. She joined the program for three months to participate in research at the UBC.

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