In 1997, the University of British Columbia’s Animal Welfare Program was launched through funding from many donors including the BC SPCA, Dairy Farmers of Canada, the BC Veterinary Medical Association and individuals, with matching funds from Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Over the past twenty-five years, the program has established itself as a leader in the field of animal welfare science both locally and globally.

In 2022, we are thrilled to be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of this impactful program, and we invite you to join us in the celebrations. Our webinars will connect alumni and practitioners from around the globe—our in-person events will connect research with the community and our stories help share just a few of the lasting impacts of our research program.

Consider supporting students experiencing financial hardship through the AWP25 Student Support Fund!

If you are an alumnus with a memory to share, please connect with us by filling out the form below!

Are you an alumnus that would like to be profiled? Fill out the form below to be added to this page!

AWP25 Webinars

Join us every month for our webinar series where various UBC AWP alumni will be discussing different topics around animal welfare.

In-Person Events

There are various exciting events coming up for the celebration of AWP 25! Click below to stay up to date on these in-person activities.

Research Stories

Explore some infographics about how research from the program has made an impact on the broader community, from various perspectives.