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  • Undergraduate Researchers are Making an Impact in Animal Welfare!

    Undergraduate Researchers are Making an Impact in Animal Welfare!

    The Animal Welfare Program is thrilled to support undergraduate students in developing their research expertise through a number of programs. We would like to introduce you to a few of the students conducting research in the summer of 2022 that cover a range of disciplines within the program. You can read even more research stories […]

  • Meet Visiting International Research Student Alison Sinnott

    Meet Visiting International Research Student Alison Sinnott

    The UBC Animal Welfare Program hosts Visiting International Research Students through the VIRS program. This collaboration with researchers and students from across the globe fosters an environment of knowledge sharing which further promotes improving the welfare of animals across the world. Meet Alison, from Ireland, who came to the program having received the Steve Bishop Early Career Award […]

  • AWP Undergraduate Work Learn Positions

    AWP Undergraduate Work Learn Positions

    The Animal Welfare Program has received funding through UBC’s Work Learn Program to hire current UBC undergraduate students in a number of different positions for September 2022 to April 2023!  These are part time positions (maximum of 300 hours).  To see if you are eligible for the program, visit the Work Learn website. In order to apply, […]

  • Meet Visiting International Research Student Malina Suchon

    Meet Visiting International Research Student Malina Suchon

    The UBC Animal Welfare Program hosts visiting international research students through the VIRS program. This collaboration with researchers and students from across the globe fosters an environment of knowledge sharing which further promotes improving the welfare of animals across the world.  Many VIRS students reach out to the Animal Welfare program because their program requirements […]

  • Making Science More Accessible: Three Graduate Students Share how they are Communicating Research

    Making Science More Accessible: Three Graduate Students Share how they are Communicating Research

    Peer-reviewed literature has traditionally been seen as the gold-standard of research communications.  While the academic journal is still an important way of sharing knowledge with other academics, the high cost of journal subscriptions and open-access publishing fees can make this approach inaccessible for many. Researchers are increasingly aware that academic journals are only one way […]

  • Exploring Dr. Katie Koralesky’s PhD on Convocation Day: Using Institutional Ethnography in Animal Welfare Research

    Exploring Dr. Katie Koralesky’s PhD on Convocation Day: Using Institutional Ethnography in Animal Welfare Research

    While Dr. Katie Koralesky is currently a post-doctoral fellow with the AWP, she also completed her MSc and PhD with the group under the supervision of Dr. David Fraser.  We asked about her PhD research experience in celebration of the conferral of her doctoral degree on June 2nd! During her PhD research, Katie used a […]

  • Dr. Marina (Nina) von Keyserlingk Awarded the Killam Research Award

    Dr. Marina (Nina) von Keyserlingk Awarded the Killam Research Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Marina (Nina) von Keyserlingk who has been awarded one of five UBC Killam Research Prizes in the field of Applied Science, Medicine and Science! Nina has been a professor with the UBC Animal Welfare Program since 2002 and a NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Animal Welfare since 2008. Her research and supervision […]

  • Congratulations to these Spring 2022 Graduates who have worked with the AWP this past year!

    Congratulations to these Spring 2022 Graduates who have worked with the AWP this past year!

    Christine Kuo Congratulations to Christine Kuo for graduating with her BA in International Relations and a minor in Applied Animal Biology! Christine began her involvement with the AWP after taking her first APBI course and then did a practicum at the UBC Dairy Farm. Inspired by these experiences, then completed a directed studies and held […]

  • Congratulations to our Graduate Student Conference Presenters!

    Congratulations to our Graduate Student Conference Presenters!

    We would like to congratulate three members of the Animal Welfare Program for participating in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS) Graduate Student Conference and for earning awards for their wonderful presentations! The LFS Graduate Student Conference is a student-organized event where students from the faculty can present the research that they are […]

  • Meet AWP Work Learn Student Lauren

    Meet AWP Work Learn Student Lauren

    There are many people who make up the Animal Welfare Program – students, alumni, faculty, partners and staff, including many undergraduate students who take on important roles supporting research and program activities. We would like to introduce you to Lauren Clarke, a current Work Learn student who has been supporting the program in many ways […]