The Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare (CCSAW) was established in 1989 as a university wide centre. Its mission is to promote the welfare of animals through research and education. The centre has over forty Associated Faculty members, drawn from animal and veterinary sciences, humanities and social sciences. Areas of research include: Assessing and improving welfare of farm, laboratory, companion, zoo and wild animals; Investigating practical alternative housing systems for livestock and poultry that promote good welfare and are economically sustainable; Validating traditional and automated indicators of well-being in both the laboratory and in practical settings; Measuring states of pain, fear and distress during housing, transport and slaughter and developing ways to mitigate those states; Identifying risk factors associated with aspects of early experience, temperament and genotype that predispose animals to good or poor well-being; Conducting fundamental research into the motivational and neurobiological bases of abnormal behaviours and applying that research to alleviate these problems in practice.
The Behaviour and Welfare faculty members in Animal Biosciences are core CCSAW faculty who focus their teaching and research on animal welfare science.
News & Announcements
- Jean Szkotnicki Inducted into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame
- 2017 ASAS-CSAS Graduate Student Poster Presentation Winner is Youngji Rho!
- 2017 ASAS Companion Animal Graduate Student Oral Presentation Winner Cara Cargo-Froom!
- The Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS) Young Scientist Award Winner is Angela Cánovas!
- The Poultry Science Association Announces Its 2017 Award Winners - Gregoy Bedecarrats and Haley Leung
- Global Animal Partnership (GAP) Provides Funding for University of Guelph's Better Chicken Welfare Study
- Interview with an Animal Biology student
2017/10/20 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
2017/11/07 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
2017/11/10 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm