To promote the welfare of animals through research, outreach and education.
The Campbell Centre has over fifty 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, N1G 2W1, email@example.com
The Campbell Centre and Saputo Inc. have partnered to create a new animal welfare program at the University of Guelph. More info
Apply for the Dairy Care Welfare Elective Rotation:
Make a donation or sponsor an event. Learn more
Ian Duncan receives
The Animal Welfare Leadership and Innovation Award!
CCSAW Annual Report
Annual Animal Welfare
Join us for our Annual Symposium! This popular event will be held on Wednesday May 10th, in
Room 1800 Pathobiology/AHL. More...
Our symposium showcases a wide range of topics related to animal welfare, animal ethics and the role of animals in society. Research talks run all day, and posters are presented.
This year's Keynote Speaker is Dr. Ed Pajor, Anderson-Chisholm Chair in Animal Care and Welfare, Faculty of Vet Med, U of Calgary, presenting: "Moving animal welfare forward: Drivers of change and the role of research"
See poster PDF.
Animal Behaviour and Welfare Seminar Series
CCSAW hosts monthly talks on ethology, brain and behaviour, and animal welfare throughout the fall and winter semesters.
Watch past seminars on our YouTube channel!
The Place of Animals Within Indigenous Worldviews
Dr. Anita Tucker, University of Guelph
A Utilitarian Perspective on Companion Animals
Dr. Gary Varner, Texas A&M University
The Welfare of Animals without Owners
Dr. Tyler Flockhart
University of Guelph
Consumer Perspectives on Animal Welfare: What They Think, What They Know and Why it Matters
Dr. Michael Von Massow
University of Guelph
Current Research Projects
Our students are completing MSc. & PhD. theses and MSc. projects in a wide variety of areas specializing in animal behaviour and welfare.
A number of graduate student positions specializing in animal behaviour and welfare are available.
Meet the Prof, Dr. Tina Widowski: Poultry welfare research
Meet the Prof, Dr. John Cranfield: The economics of animal welfare and consumer preferences
Dr. Trevor DeVries: Guelph Top 40 Under 40
A Day in the Life of PhD Student, Patrik Birkl
Mason Earns Prestigious UK Award for Animal Welfare Research
First CCSAW Travel Grants Awarded
CCCSAW is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2016 CCSAW Travel Grants. Read more
OVC Grad Student Wins Video Prize
Congratulations to Catalina Medrano-Galarza, PhD Candidate in the Department of Population Medicine, OVC, for taking top spot in the “My Research in 180 Seconds” contest! More info
Drs. Ian Duncan, Michael Von Massow and Tina Widowski discuss animal welfare on CBC's 'The Sunday Edition'
B4 U Get A PET
A new website informs future pet parents. Read more
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.
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...