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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 .

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award recipient Samantha Jung

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4fV9wSgISI

“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

Animal welfare students in the poster competition at ISAE 2016

Congratulations to PhD student Lucia Amendola for placing first in the poster competition at the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE) 2016 Conference, in Edinburgh UK.  Lucia’s poster was on “Understanding variation in rat responses to CO2 ”  Lucia isae16 final. Congratulations also to applied animal biology undergraduate Mari Kondoh, and supervisor Dr Becca Franks, […]

Becca Franks, 2015 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize Recipient

https://www.postdocs.ubc.ca/article/spotlight-becca-franks-2015-killam-postdoctoral-fellow-research-prize-recipient

David Fraser receives McGrand Lifetime Leadership Award

“David Fraser receives McGrand Lifetime Leadership Award”  

Animal Myths From Around the World

National Geographic and Dr. David Fraser muse over animal myths from around the world here.  

New research published on attitudes to pasture access for dairy cows

New research published on attitudes to pasture access for dairy cows

A paper co-authored by the AWP’s Cathy Schuppli, Nina von Keyserlingk, and Dan Weary has been recently published in the J. of Animal Science. The paper, entitled “Access to Pasture for Dairy Cows: Responses from an Online Engagement,” examined the perceptions of Canadian and American participants on the importance of pasture access for dairy cows, and […]

World Organisation for Animal Health developing global animal welfare standards

The Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health is developing global animal welfare standards based on 10 “General Principles for the welfare of animals in production systems”. David Fraser and Julie Huzzey of the UBC Animal Welfare Program led the writing of a major review paper giving the scientific background to the General Principles. The paper […]

New protocol for automated measures of lying behaviour

Measures of lying behaviour can be used to track the early onset of illness and provide insight into how comfortable the environment is for the animals; research at the UBC’s AWP has shown that cows that stand up for longer are at a higher risk of becoming lame, and once they are lame, they lie […]

Reviews of Preclinical Animal Research: The Need for More Ethical Practice

Dr Avey talk poster_Nov 15.2013

Congratulations to Khan on new position

Congratulations to Khan on new position

Muhammad Ajmal Khan, Post-doctoral fellow in UBC’s Animal Welfare Program, has recently accepted a new position as Senior Scientist with AgResearch in New Zealand. AgResearch is a crown research institute with the purpose of enhancing the value, productivity and profitability of New Zealand’s agricultural sector. Khan will be part of the Animal Nutrition & Health […]

Nature profiles Program’s research on improved euthanasia methods for lab animals

An article in this week’s edition of the journal Nature profiles the contributions of graduate students Joanna Makowska and Devina Wong in developing more humane methods of euthanizing lab animals

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