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
The Historical Animal
Animal Behaviour and Welfare Seminar Series
Upcoming: "Anthropomorphism in animal cognition research”, Prof Kristin Andrews, York University. October 29th, 2015, at 12:30pm in room 1715, Lifetime Learning Centre, OVC. Poster pdf
Past: "Companion animal research: Balancing science, welfare, and public perception", Prof Kate Shoveller, University of Guelph. View slides from September 24th.
*Seminars are held on the last Thursday of the month throughout the semester.
Saputo Dairy Care
The Saputo Dairy Care Program Manager will help launch and sustain the Saputo Dairy Care Program at the University of Guelph. This program will provide formal learning opportunities for veterinary students, continuing education for practicing veterinarians and professional development for the dairy industry on topics related to dairy cattle welfare. Learn more
Want to know what we have been up to over the past year? Take a minute to read our Annual Report! It covers our most significant activities and achievements, all toward improving animal welfare through research and education.
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.
Seminar - Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue
Equine Guelph is presenting a hands-on seminar in partnership with Centre Wellington Fire and Rescue which explores the steps to take in large animal emergency rescue situations. Dr. Rebecca Gimenez will be leading the two-day seminar, which takes place October 3-4, 2015 at the Grand River Raceway. More info. Register here.
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. Her talk focusses on the ways equine working animals influence the livelihoods of people in developing countries, and how the animals' welfare is in turn affected by their roles. 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...