To promote the welfare of animals through research 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
Our Research Symposium was held on May 14th and was a great success! View the abstracts.
The Animal Behaviour and Welfare Seminar Series will resume in the fall. This seminar series is aimed at graduate students, faculty members and
interested undergraduates, however anyone is welcome to attend.
View past seminar titles.
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.
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...
PhD Graduate Research Assistantship in Poultry Behaviour and Welfare
A graduate assistantship is available for a highly qualified student through the University of Guelph to examine the effects of alternative feeding strategies for broiler breeders. The assistantship is for a 3 year Ph.D. in poultry behaviour and welfare from the University of Guelph. Students must be eligible for graduate admission to the Department of Animal and Poultry Science. Read more...
Summer positions: Welfare of dairy cattle
Four summer jobs or internships are offered at the Organic Dairy Research Centre, University of Guelph‐Alfred Campus. Students will be working on one or several research projects conducted at the
experimental farm and/or on commercial farms. Read more...
PhD opportunities in dairy welfare
There are two PhD student positions available, starting in 2014, at the University of Guelph, Kemptville Campus, in the laboratory of Dr. Trevor DeVries. For more information click: here and here.
The Alfred Organic Dairy Research Centre of the University of Guelph is recruiting
Researcher are in the process of recruiting 5 MSc positions to start September 2013 (PhD consideration possible). Many research assistant positions are also available. Project topics are various and will cover dairy behaviour and welfare or pest control. Read More...
Finding out why horses do the things they do is the focus of Advanced Equine Behaviour, a 12-week online course being offered by Equine Guelph that has been designed to increase your knowledge through evidence-based research as it relates to horse learning theory, horse behaviour and related welfare issues. Read more...
A new website has been launched by the Animal Behaviour & Welfare group at the University of Guelph. The site features a collection of faculty, students & staff who are dedicated to better understanding why captive & production animals do what they do, & how they can assess & improve the well-being of those animals. Visit the site at: http://www.uoguelph.ca/abw
Learn to Make a Difference in the Life of a Horse With the Equine Welfare Certificate
The Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare is excited to announce their collaboration with the Centre for Open Learning and Educational Support, and Equine Guelph, in order to bring you the new Equine Welfare Certificate. Offered as an extension of the award-winning Equine Science Certificate, the Equine Welfare Certificate will provide students with the opportunity to explore animal welfare issues in the horse industry
Click here to learn more
Click here to explore the program
Do you have a pet parrot? Would you like to learn more about your parrot's behaviour? So would we!
We are investigating risk factors for behaviour problems (such as feather damaging behaviour) in captive parrots. We are seeking parrot owners or caretakers who are willing to help with this study by participating in an online survey focusing on their parrot’s behaviour and living environment. Read more...
How elephants cool off overnight, BBC Picture Gallery featuring research of CCSAW Associated Faculty [read article]
The humaneness of rodent control, G. Mason and K.E. Littin [read article]
How to make a more contented cow, CBC News Article featuring CCSAW faculty [read article]
Ethics and animals, Dr. Peter Singer, Basil Capes Memorial Lecture [listen to podcast]
Compromised survivorship in Zoo Elephants, Dr. Georgia Mason [listen to podcast]
Decision making during transport, sale and slaughter - The role of animal welfare and the veterinarian, Dr. Temple Grandin [watch video]