The program engages in research with the aim to improve the welfare of animals. This research is supported through a broad collection of supporters and programs administered by Canada’s National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Explore the areas of research, review the range of publications produced, or watch our presentation videos!

Research Areas

Faculty within the program engage in cross-disciplinary and collaborative research across five broad themes: Dairy Cattle, Companion Animals, Animals in Science, Animals in Society, and Wild Animals.

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Refereed Journal Articles

Our scientific research is summarized through peer-reviewed journal articles. You can launch our Google Scholar page here.



UBC’s library provides access to student these and dissertations through Circle. This link provides a summary of graduates and their MSc and PhD work in the Applied Animal Biology Program within the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, which includes graduates in the Animal Welfare Program.


Research Reports

Research Reports are designed to report applied aspects of research from the UBC’s Dairy Education and Research Centre recently published in refereed international scientific journals. Many of these reports cover research conducted by graduate students and faculty in the Animal Welfare Program.

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