Companion Animals

AWP alumnus Leanne McConnachie shares her research findings with “The Scrivener”

To see her article, follow this link.

Please join our panel discussion on the future of animal welfare!

Update!! For those who would like to link to the event online, it can be found through the Blue Jeans Network using the following information: To join the meeting on a computer or mobile phone: https://bluejeans.com/450910159?src=calendarLink Phone Dial-in +1.888.240.2560 (US Toll Free) +1.866.226.4650 (US Toll Free) Global Numbers: https://www.bluejeans.com/premium-numbers Meeting ID: 450 910 159 Room […]

BCSPCA publishes a review of dog training methods

Animal Welfare Program Adjunct Professor Joanna Makowska prepared a review of dog training methods for the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA). The story was also reported on in  Psychology Today

Professor Dan Weary contributes to a critical reflection on animal welfare

The week the journal Animal Welfare published its first ever complete volume of open access papers. This volume, entitled “Animal Welfare Reconsidered”, consists of a series of papers that all seek to provide critical reflection on topics relevant to animal welfare. Animal welfare is conceptually challenging and methodologically vexatious, and any changes required to improve welfare are often difficult […]

UBC and University of Guelph team up to review medically unnecessary surgeries in dogs and cats published in Journal of the AVMA

Learn more about the unnecessary surgeries in cats and dogs in a new article published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) : “A review of medically unnecessary surgeries in dogs and cats.” Authored by ‪UBC‬’s Katelyn Mills, and Dr. Marina von Keyserlingk, with University of Guelph’s Dr. Lee Niel.

Undergraduate Eugenia Kwok: Working with Community Dogs in Brazil

MITACS undergraduate scholar, Eugenia Kwok, will spend the summer in Brazil researching the welfare of stray dogs.

“Dilemmas in Animal Welfare”

A new book “Dilemmas in Animal Welfare“, co-edited by UBC’s Dan Weary, was recently published by CABI. The book addresses some of the current debates in animal welfare such as tail docking, pet obesity, and neutering of feral cats. Dan has also contributed a chapter entitled “What is suffering in animals?”

Plenary presentation on animal suffering

The Animal Welfare Program’s Dan Weary gave a plenary presentation at the 47th Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology. Dan’s presentation was entitled ‘A new science of animal suffering’. Click here to read more about the ideas presented.

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