Symposia

Held each spring, the Animal Welfare Research Symposium showcases research in animal welfare from multiple disciplines across the University of Guelph campus. A wide range of topics related to animal welfare, animal ethics and the role of animals in society are presented with talks and posters.  The symposium provides a forum for faculty and graduate students to share research results, techniques and ideas. All those interested from across campus, the public and industry are welcome to attend.

2017 Campbell Centre Animal Welfare Research Symposium

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Ed Pajor
Professor of Animal Behaviour and Welfare, University of Calgary
Topic to be announced.

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2016 Campbell Centre Animal Welfare Research Symposium

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Marian Dawkins
Professor of Animal Behaviour, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford.
"Can animal welfare science resolve the paradox of animal consciousness?"

We would like to thank Universities Federation for Animal Welfare for sponsoring this event.

2015 Campbell Centre Animal Welfare Research Symposium

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Jeffrey Rushen
Adjunct Professor, Department of Applied Animal Biology, University of British Columbia.

"What science has taught us about best practices for handling dairy cattle"
"Play behaviour, positive emotions and the assessment of animal welfare"

We would like to thank Universities Federation for Animal Welfare for sponsoring this event.

2014 Campbell Centre Animal Welfare Research Symposium

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Éric Troncy
Adjunct Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology of the Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal.
"Osteoarthritis in the cat: Does it hurt?"

We would like to thank Universities Federation for Animal Welfare for sponsoring this event.

2013 Campbell Centre Animal Welfare Research Symposium

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Janice M. Siegford
Michigan State University, Department of Animal Science, Animal Behaviour & Welfare Group.
"The behaviour & welfare of laying hens in aviaries: challenges & possibilities for gathering data"

We would like to thank Universities Federation for Animal Welfare for sponsoring this event.

2012 Campbell Centre Animal Welfare Research Symposium

May 2nd, 2012

Featuring Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Andrew Luescher, Purdue University. "For the Love of Dog: The Welfare of animals we Prefess to Love

We would like to thank Universities Federation for Animal Welfare for sponsoring this event.

2011 Campbell Centre Animal Welfare Research Symposium

April 27th, 2011

Featuring Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Hank Davis, University of Guelph. "Stuart Little is Drowning!"

Dr. Elsa Vasseur, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. "On-farm intervention to improve management practices affecting dairy calf and heifer welfare: Development of an advisory tool"

We would like to thank Universities Federation for Animal Welfare for sponsoring this event.

2010 Campbell Centre Animal Welfare Research Symposium

April 28th, 2010

Featuring Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Knut E. Bøe, Guro Vasdal and Inger Lise Andersen
Norweigan University of Life Sciences, Department of Animal- and Aquacultural Sciences. "Loose housing of sows in the lactation period and piglet survival"

Dr. Camie R. Heleski, Michigan State University, Department of Animal Science, Michigan, USA. "An update on horse welfare, contrasting the issues between developed countries and developing countries"

2009 Campbell Centre Animal Welfare Research Symposium

May 5th, 2009

Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Ed Pajor, Purdue University. "Pregnant, barefoot and no where to move: Sow housing research"

2008 Campbell Centre Animal Welfare Research Symposium

April 28th, 2008

Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Ron Swaisgood, Associate Director of the Center for Conservation and Research for Endangered Species, San Diego Zoo. "Notoriously difficult to breed in captivity: Behavioral research to the rescue of the giant panda"

2007 Caring During Crisis

Animal Welfare during Pandemics and Natural Disasters

April 29 - May 1, 2007
University of Guelph

The Symposium was jointly organized by the Ontario Veterinary College, Ontario Agricultural College and the Col. KL Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare (CSAW). The objectives of the symposium were (1) to raise awareness about how animals, and the people who care for them, are affected during disease outbreaks and natural disasters, and (2) to share knowledge about how animal welfare may be addressed during these situations.

Now Available!!

Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science Special Caring During Crisis
Issue volume 11, Issue 2, 2008
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