New LFS Field Course Being Offered in Summer 2018: LFS 302D – Asian Elephant Compassionate Conservation Field Course in Thailand

Description: LFS 302SD – Asian Elephant Compassionate Conservation in Thailand. This course explores how the science of animal well-being can be used in conservation to improve outcomes for animals, people, and the environment. There are two sessions available: July 1-29, 2018 and August 1-29, 2018. Students should have course background in Animal Biology, Animal Behaviour, Conservation and/or Animal […]

UBC Undergraduate Animal Welfare Judging Teams Place 3rd and 4th in 2017 Assessment Contest at Iowa State University

Exciting news! The UBC undergraduate animal welfare judging teams, coached by MSc student Katie Mills and PhD student Laura Whalin, placed 3rd and 4th overall in the undergraduate division of the 17th annual Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging/Assessment Contest at Iowa State University (Nov. 18-19, 2017). Students representing UBC included Regina Chan, Maria Chen, Vanessa Cheung, […]

Animal welfare alumni wins international 3Rs prize with her study on natural behaviours of lab rats

To go to the full press release: click here. “A paper investigating the welfare of laboratory rats is the winner of the 2016 3Rs prize, which is awarded by the UK’s National Centre for the 3Rs (NC3Rs) and sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Rats were the first mammals to be domesticated for research purposes and yet […]

Animal Welfare Program alumni meet at World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) conference Guadalajara, MEXICO, December 2016

Left to right: Angela Greter, General Manager, Alberta Farm Animal Care, Calgary; Christy Goldhawk, Adviser – Animal Welfare, Elanco Animal Health, Calgary; Andreia De Paula Vieira, Scientist, Universidade Positivo, Curitiba, Brazil; David Fraser, Professor, UBC Animal Welfare Program; Gosia Zobel, Scientist, Animal Welfare Team, AgResearch, Hamilton, New Zealand .

LFS Animal Welfare Alumni Come Together to Create Wildlife Accreditation Program

Three UBC Animal Welfare Program alumni have joined forces to create an accreditation program that will encourage wildlife and rodent control companies to make ethical decisions when controlling wildlife populations. Sara Dubois (PhD & MSc, Animal Science, 2014 & 2003), Nicole Fenwick (MSc, Animal Science, 2005) and Erin A’tman Ryan (BSc Applied Biology, Major in […]

UBC Animal Welfare Judging & Assessment Team takes 1st place at Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging/Assessment Competition

The Animal Welfare Judging & Assessment Team placed 1st , of thirteen teams, in the undergraduate competition at the 16th Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging & Assessment Competition, held Nov 12-13 at The Ohio State University.  Congratulations to team members, and Faculty of Land & Food Systems applied animal biology majors,  Gabriela Schauber, Varsha Rani, Nevene […]

Marina von Keyserlingk and Daniel Weary win first ever Boehringer-Ingelheim Ruminant Well-being Award, presented at 2016 World Buiatrics Congress, Dublin, Ireland

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award recipient Samantha Jung

PhD student Lucia Amendola 1st place in the research poster competition at the 2016 International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE) conference, Edinburgh, UK.

“Tiny cages make for sluggish lab rats” UBC research featured in Science Magazine

David Fraser receives McGrand Lifetime Leadership Award

“David Fraser receives McGrand Lifetime Leadership Award”  

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.

Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada Sponsors Stratton Lecture: Temple Grandin – Maintaining High Standards in Animal Welfare

The Animal Welfare Program at the Faculty of Land and Food Systems invites you to join us for an evening featuring world renowned animal welfare expert, Temple Grandin. Dr. Grandin has revolutionized livestock handling facilities all over the globe and has dedicated much of her life to improving the lives of animals. She is also […]

David Fraser Speaks at the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council

Canadian Dairy Producers Benefit from UBC Dairy Welfare Research

Milk Producer recently featured an article highlighting how the Canadian dairy industry has benefitted from UBC welfare research. More information found in the Applied Science section on page 40:

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