Stories involving PhD Animal Welfare students.
July 2, 2015
“[Makowska] gained an interest in lab-animal welfare while an undergrad studying biology and psychology; in her current work, she’s researching the benefits of enriched environments not just for rats, but for the lab technicians who handle them.” Read the full article here.* Way to go, Jo! ***The link, via PressReader, requires an account to access […]
May 29, 2015
After completing her PhD in 2006, Frances Flower joined the Whole Foods Market team managing the day-to-day operations of their animal welfare program.
February 23, 2014
Sara Dubois recently completed her PhD with UBC’s Animal Welfare Program and has now been appointed as the BC SPCA’s first Chief Scientific Officer. The BC SPCA is the first animal welfare organization in Canada to establish such a position.
February 14, 2014
Liv Baker’s PhD dissertation studied the effects of translocation on kangaroo rats, and how stressors during translocation can compromise the animals’ ability to cope.
November 8, 2013
Research conducted by UBC’s Sara Dubois found the majority of those surveyed believe habitat loss and pollution are the biggest threats to wildlife.
September 13, 2013
The story of the BC ‘pot’ bears became international news in summer 2010 – now PhD student Sara Dubois has recently published her 2011 community survey of Christina Lake residents in an article in the journal Animals. The two-phase phone survey of local attitudes documented varying beliefs about wildlife feeding and management actions for problem […]
May 29, 2013
Gosia Zobel, a PhD student in UBC’s Animal Welfare Program, took home the coveted award for best student presentation at the University of Guelph’s 6th Annual Animal Welfare Symposium. Gosia’s presentation discussed emerging health and welfare issues for dairy goats. Her energetic and simple presentation style earned the audience’s approval.
May 3, 2013
Living in a shelter can be a very traumatic experience for an animal – something Nancy Clarke has witnessed first-hand over her years working at the Vancouver Animal Shelter.
April 23, 2013
Katy Proudfoot is completing her PhD research and leaving the UBC Dairy Farm. Last week Katy gave a farewell seminar at the UBC Dairy Centre. Team members (photo below) gathered to wish her well. In the photo (starting at the left side of the front row): Rolnei Rua Daros, Cristiano Ramos, William Costa, Augusto Madureira, Eraldo Drago Filho, Kathrin Louise Proudfoot […]
April 9, 2013
PhD student Liv Baker has been interested in the welfare concerns that arise from the management of threatened species and the use of animal welfare research methods to improve conservation concerns. She was recently interviewed by WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals) about her research and the role of animal welfare and sentience […]
February 4, 2013
Sara Dubois, PhD candidate’s recent article [link] surveying BC wildlife experts and the public, showed that both conservation-oriented and welfare-oriented participants agreed on the greatest harms to wildlife – urban development, pollution, resource development, and agriculture. Despite divisions in philosophy and professional practice, there was broad agreement on ranking activities that harm wildlife, indicating wildlife […]
January 17, 2013
New article in Human Dimensions of Wildlife by AWP PhD Candidate Sara Dubois calls for a new “humane” dimension in wildlife management.
January 16, 2013
Much of the Animal Welfare Program’s work on dairy cattle has focused on how housing and management can be improved – now new work will begin addressing these issues for dairy goats! Although the dairy goat industry is thriving, almost no research has been done on goat welfare. Our new project, in collaboration with the […]