CCSAW student groups

CCSAW has three student groups that are advised by core faculty:  The CCSAW Sudent Chapter, the OVC Animal Welfare Club, and the University of Guelph Animal Welfare Judging Teams.

CCSAW Student Chapter

The Campbell Centre Student Chapter is an active group of graduate and undergraduate students, focussed on learning and sharing animal welfare science, ethics and principles.  Join the Student Chapter to Be the first to know about upcoming events and activities!

Annual activities include:

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the Toronto Zoo, together with relevant talks, lectures and discussion on zoo animal welfare
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the on-campus Animal Care Facility together with relevant talks, lectures and discussion on laboratory animal welfare
  • A Graduate Student Panel where interested students are invited to hear and learn about graduate student life
  • Developing and leading animal welfare education for school-aged children through:
    • Creative Encounters with Science Program, such as the 2015 Dairy Welfare education day
    • Let's Talk Science, such as the 2015 "Care of Magical Creatures" day, focussing on cat motivation to hide and hunt, owl nutrition and digestion, and thermoregulation and environmental needs of lizards and other animals

The 2015/16 Student Chapter Exeutive members are:

Carly Moody, President, PhD Student, Dept of Pop Med, Feline behaviour and welfare
Tanya Wilson, Vice President, MSc Student, Dept of Pop Med, Dairy behaviour and welfare
Cata Medrano-Galarza, Co-coordinator, PhD Candidate, Dept of Pop Med, Dairy behaviour and welfare
Kenlyn Ramsey, Co-coordinator, MSc Student, Dept of Pop Med, Companion animal behaviour and welfare
Morgan Ellis, Co-coordinator, MSc Coursework, Dept of Animal Biosciences, Animal behaviour and welfare


Student Chapter Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 1

Student Chapter Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 2


OVC Animal Welfare Club

The Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) Animal Welfare Club exists to increase awareness and provoke dialogue on animal welfare issues within the OVC and the greater community. Each year the club hosts a one-day forum, as well as various lunch-time talks, educational excursions, and evening wet-labs. The club does not collect membership fees, and is funded solely by donations.

Upcoming OVC Animal Welfare Club Events

The 17th Annual OVC Animal Welfare Forum will be held on
Saturday, October 15th, from 9:00am to 4:00pm, in Room 1714, Lifetime Learning Centre, Ontario Veterinary College. All are welcome to attend!
View the schedule.

Follow the OVC Animal Welfare Club Facebook page for updates!


Sign in through the Club's GryphLife page to connect with them

OVC Welfare Forum facebook page

University of Guelph Animal Welfare Judging Teams

Each year, a number of University of Guelph teams (undergraduate, graduate and DVM) participate in the Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging/Assessment Contest (AWJAC).  Teams are coached by core animal welfare faculty.  The AWJAC aims to provide a unique educational experience while strengthening student vocabulary and reasoning skills. The AWJAC teaches students to assess the welfare of animals in a variety of settings using science-based methods and reasoning. Students are given the opportunity to weigh evidence and present sound evaluations. This contest ensures that tomorrow's leaders in the animal industries develop strong communication skills and acquire enhanced knowledge of animal welfare.