March 10, 2017
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
January 17, 2017
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 .
December 9, 2016
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
November 16, 2016
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
September 26, 2016
September 26, 2016
PhD student Lucia Amendola 1st place in the research poster competition at the 2016 International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE) conference, Edinburgh, UK.
September 26, 2016
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August 17, 2016
June 9, 2016
“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
January 7, 2016
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
December 21, 2015
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 […]
November 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
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: http://www.travelpress.com/subscription/IDEA/151215_050115_MP/
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.
May 8, 2015
Loblaw, Canada’s largest grocery retailer, recently named Professor David Fraser as scientific advisor on animal welfare. David has served as an advisor on animal welfare for the retail and restaurant sectors in the United States and for the World Organisation for Animal Health, and is a member of Canada’s National Farm Animal Health and Welfare […]