Dr. Ruth Newberry, Professor of Ethology in the Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, will deliver a seminar on assessing positive welfare in chickens. Ruth's research is focused on behavioural development, environmental enrichment and play behaviour. She and her students have conducted studies on a variety of species including dogs, cats, pigs, goats, chickens, turkeys, clouded leopards, grizzly bears, laboratory rats and mice.
David Fraser has maintained a strong interest in animals and animal welfare throughout his 46 years of teaching and research spanning farm, companion, laboratory and wild animals. He is currently Professor in the Animal Welfare Program of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He has served as a scientific advisor to many organizations including the the World Organization for Animal Health (Paris) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Rome).