UBC Dairy Education and Research Center Open House: July 20, 2019

The UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre is world renowned for its innovative dairy research. With our research we aim to improve the lives of dairy cows in practical ways. We also study how to optimize dairy cattle reproduction on farms. Did you know that calves can be optimistic as well as pessimistic? And that […]

Animal Welfare Program hosts national meeting

Prof. David Fraser and graduate student Devon Wilson hosted a national meeting in Vancouver on April 30-May 1. The meeting brought together 17 experts on the marketing of dairy calves — animals that are born on dairy farms but are then sold to other farms that raise them for slaughter. The meeting included dairy farmers, […]

Dr. Cathy Schuppli recorded a webinar for the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare

Dr Cathy Schuppli, Clinical Assistant Professor and a Clinical Veterinarian at UBC’s Animal Care Services, recorded a webinar titled “Superstar Rats Teach Empathy to Researchers” for the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare. She discussed a creative method to foster a culture of empathy with new animal researchers entering an institution. Check […]

Congratulations to MSc Student, Maria Chen for winning the “People’s Choice” award for her presentation at the Land and Food Systems Graduate Student Conference.

Vancouver Foundation reports on the BCSPCA AnimalKind Program

To see a recent report by the Vancouver Foundation on the BCSPCA AnimalKind program, 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: Phone Dial-in +1.888.240.2560 (US Toll Free) +1.866.226.4650 (US Toll Free) Global Numbers: Meeting ID: 450 910 159 Room […]

Applied Animal Biology Student Featured on the LFS website

To see Courtney’s bio, click here


Congratulations to the UBC Animal Welfare Judging Team coached by PhD students Ruan Daros, Katie Mills, and Laura Whalin. The team placed 5th out of 19 teams in the undergraduate division of the 18th annual Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging/Assessment Contest at Colorado State University (November 16-18, 2018). Students representing UBC included Jenilee Bader, Stefani Cruickshank, Katie Harris, Jessica Meng, Brynn […]

Nina von Keyserlingk receives 2018 Hans Sigrist Prize

On December 1, 2018 at the annual University of Bern Academic Ceremonies, Nina von Keyserlingk was presented with the Hans Sigrist prize. The Prize citation reads: Professor Marina von Keyserlingk of the The University of British Columbia, is the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Industrial Research Chair in Animal Welfare at the Faculty of Land and […]

Banting Fellow to research social networks that influence farmers

New Course for 2018 Winter Term: Animal Welfare and the Ethics of Laboratory Animal Use

New Course for 2018 Winter Term APBI 490-201 Animal Welfare & the Ethics of Laboratory Animal Use

National award for “Leadership and Innovation in Animal Welfare Science” to UBC Animal Welfare Program

National award for “Leadership and Innovation in Animal Welfare Science” to UBC Animal Welfare Program

On April 22, 2018, at the Animal Welfare Leadership and Innovation Awards Dinner in Calgary, the UBC Animal Welfare Program was presented with the award for “Leadership and Innovation in Animal Welfare Science”. Receiving the award (from left to right) were Prof. David Fraser accompanied by Ms. Raegan Ahlbaum (Petsecure, host organization of the dinner) […]

Geoff Urton, Animal Welfare Program alumnus, wins Top 20 Under 40 Business and Community Achievement Award

Congratulations to Animal Welfare Program alumnus Geoff Urton; BSc Animal Science 2000, MSc Animal Science 2005, on receiving an award for the 2018 Top 20 Under 40 Business and Community Achievement Awards on Vancouver Island. Over the past decade, Urton has had a great impact on improving the lives of animals on Vancouver Island and across Canada […]

20th anniversary of the UBC Animal Welfare Program

The Animal Welfare Program celebrated its 20th Anniversary with a series of talks On April 20th, 2018.  The talks were by given by program founder Dr David Fraser; program alumni Dr Cathy Schuppli, Dr Sara Dubois and Dr Lee Neil; and current program PhD candidates Christine Sumner and Ruan Daros.

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 […]

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