UBC’s Animal Welfare Program (AWP) was created in 1997 with the mission “to improve the lives of animals through research, education, and outreach”. The program is located in UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems. It began through the support of the BC SPCA, Dairy Farmers of Canada, the BC Veterinary Medical Association, and many other partner organizations together with matching funds from Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and donations from many individuals. This year, the AWP is celebrating its 25th anniversary—this is a time to reflect on how the program has grown, as well as look forward to the future of the Program.

Partners and Awards

Our research is made possible by partners of the AWP, and through this research, the Program has won various awards.

Read about the partners of the program that make the research possible.

Read about the awards received by program faculty and students.