Animal Welfare, Fine Art Profs Make Headlines

October 15, 2010 - In the News

Two U of G professors were featured in a national CBC Radio news story on the importance of farm animal welfare. The report aired on CBC Radio’s World at Six and World Report news programs this week and is also featured on the CBC website.

Animal and poultry science professor Tina Widowski, director of Guelph’s Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare and holder of the Col. K. L. Campbell University Chair in Animal Welfare, talked about the growing awareness of the importance of animal welfare in the farming industry.

Derek Haley, a professor in Guelph’s Department of Population Medicine and a livestock welfare specialist, discussed the importance of quality of life for farm animals.

In addition, Margaret Priest, a professor emerita in the School of Fine Art and Music, is featured in the latest issue of Border Crossings, a well-known Canadian arts magazine. The article “Lost Perfection: Drawing and Dreaming in the Art of Margaret Priest” talks about her work and working style. Priest, a sculptor, drawer and painter, was the director of Guelph’s MFA degree program in studio art.

Border Crossings was founded some 27 years ago by Robert Enright, a University research professor in art criticism. One of Canada's best-known cultural journalists, Enright is now the magazine's senior contributing editor and spends winter semesters teaching in U of G’s MFA program.

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