To promote the welfare of animals through research, outreach and education.
The Campbell Centre has over forty Associated Faculty members, drawn from the sciences, humanities and social sciences. Faculty profiles.
The Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare
247 ANNU Building
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, CANADA
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The Historical Animal
Animal Behaviour and Welfare Seminar Series
The Welfare of Animals without Owners
Dr. Tyler Flockhart
University of Guelph
Thursday, March 3rd
A Utilitarian Perspective on Companion Animals
Prof. Gary Varner
Texas A&M University
Thursday, March 31st
*All talks are from 12:30-1:30pm,
Room 1800, Pathobiology/AHL
MSc or PhD position: Alternative pig production: Pasture-based systems for gestating sows
Two MSc positions:
Natural repellents (essential oils) for the control of external insect pests in animal production; AND
Bioactive plants for the control of gastrointestinal nematodes in dairy production
MSc by Coursework position:
'Can Horses Distinguish Between Neurotypical and Mentally Traumatized Humans?'
Post-Doctoral position in Behavioural Regulation of Skeletal Pain
Saputo Dairy Care Program Manager Learn more
Celebrating 25 years!
Though we couldn't possibly cover it all in one issue, you can read some of our highlights & history here.
Take a minute to read our 2014 -2015 Annual Report!
It covers our most significant activities and achievements over the past year, all toward improving animal welfare through research and education.
University of Guelph students have once again posted stellar results in an annual animal welfare assessment competition, with Ontario Veterinary College DVM and graduate student teams placing second overall, and the undergraduate student team placing 1st overall, in their respective divisions. Read more
Egg Farmers of Canada Research Chair in Poultry Welfare - Dr. Tina Widowksi
CCSAW director Dr. Tina Widowski is the Egg Farmers of Canada Research Chair in Poultry Welfare. In this position Dr. Widowski studies laying hen behaviour and welfare, and how to best manage laying hen housing systems. Watch Video.
Joy Pritchard - Keynote speaker at the Global Development Symposium
Dr. Joy Pritchard from the University of Bristol dicusses the state of working animals in developing countries. Dr. Pritchard was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Global Development Symposium at the University of Guelph. Watch video...
Keel bone fracture research for the improvement of laying hen welfare
The welfare of laying hens still ranks amongs the most important of welfare issues for citizens, governmental organizations, and policy makers. There is a trend from conventional cages to enriched cages and non-cage systems, including single- and multi-tier systems where there is freedom of locomotion for the birds. A downside, however, is that up to 80% of the birds in these systems have keel bone fractures from collisions with equipment. Dr. Alexandra Harlander, Dr. Tina Widowski, and PhD student Teresa Casey have been studying this problem, toward improving the aviary system overall. Watch video...
Animal welfare is becoming a key focus for farmers and industry members involved in food production.
The Campbell Centre works with animal caretakes on a regular basis, as they respond to animal welfare concerns and issues. Sparkair features some of the many outreach initiatives of the Cambell Centre, including our Virtual Poultry Welfare Centre website and our Livestock and Poultry Welfare Assessment Training Program for OSPCA inspectors. Watch video...