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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

Marina A. G. von Keyserlingk Receives DeLaval Dairy Extension Award

It is with great pleasure that ADSA and DeLaval Inc. present Marina A. G. von Keyserlingk with the 2018 DeLaval Dairy Extension Award. The DeLaval Dairy Extension Award was created to recognize outstanding achievements in dairy extension. The winner must have made a valuable and noteworthy contribution to the dairy industry through dairy extension in […]

PhD student Christine Sumner wins prestigious 2017-18 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Christine is completing her PhD in the Animal Welfare Program at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Her research focuses on how dairy farmers and veterinarians can cooperate to improve calf welfare. Prior to coming to UBC, Christine worked with exotic and domestic animals in zoological, sanctuary, educational, and farm settings. In addition, she worked internationally with smallholder […]

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.

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, […]

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 […]

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

https://www.boehringer-ingelheim.com/press-release/marina-von-keyserlingk-and-daniel-weary-win-first-ruminant-well-being-award

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

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/06/tiny-cages-make-sluggish-lab-rats

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

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