The AWP Hosts Undergraduate Students from The Evergreen State College

The Animal Welfare Program has held a fall tradition with The Evergreen State College, a public liberal arts college in Olympia, Washington, where undergraduate students taking their Anthrozoology course head up north for a hands-on field trip to learn about animal welfare. With their first in-person visit since the pandemic, we welcomed more than 30 students to our lab and the dairy farm three weeks ago.

We had presentations and engaging discussions that led to many of the undergraduates feeling inspired to pursue further studies in animal welfare science and animal behaviour. See some highlights below!

The students visited the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre for a farm tour (above) and to hear from graduate students (below).
The group also had a tour of other facilities such as the UBC Centre for Comparative Medicine and the Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre (above).
PhD student Elizabeth Russell is presenting on dairy calf management.
MSc student Antonio Hou is showcasing the Human-Animal Interaction Lab and how research with dogs is conducted.
Dr. Dan Weary is donning an Evergreen hat during the students’ visit to Room 180!