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Emma Nip

Position/Title: Research Assistant
email: nipe@uoguelph.ca
Phone: (226) 500-0999

I have a B.Sc. in Environmental Biology specializing in Wildlife Biology from McGill University. I have always been interested in animal behaviour and welfare. During my undergrad, I spent two years working on a dairy and poultry farm, and 6 years collectively volunteering at a dog shelter, bird banding station, and a zoo. I'm never happier than when I'm with animals and improving  their welfare; that is why I'm doing an M.Sc. in Animal Welfare and Behaviour with Dr. Georgia Mason. My research focuses on aspects of housing type that causes aggression in female C57, BALB and DBA mice. I want to know how environmental enrichment reduces aggression, perhaps by providing hiding places from aggressors; or by reducing stereotypic, perseverative behaviour which results in inappropriate social interactions; or by reducing hearing loss which may improve social interactions.