On a mid-spring afternoon in the late 1960’s, a young Tina Widowski stood watching the infamous Ziggy, a former circus elephant who lived at the Brookfield Zoo in the outskirts of Chicago, where she grew up. It was the beginning of a life-long journey into a career that would bring Tina to the University of Guelph, leading the world-class Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare. To learn her success story, read on...
Students have been saying great things! “This was one of my favorite rotations. The opportunity to have such great, in depth discussions about the real issues in the industry with experts (the professors) was so valuable. It really reaffirmed my commitment to wanting to keep pushing for change & not just accept the status quo. A lot of the topics, videos and visits were really tough, but it was very thought provoking.”
Training leaders of the future, research toward less stress-reactive chickens and less costly mink housing, and contributing to NFACC Codes of Practice are among the highlights in this interview.
Edited by Dr. Christine Nicol, Professor of Animal Welfare at the Royal Veterinary College - University of London, UK, and with chapters by CCSAW Associates Ian Duncan, Alexlandra Harlander and Nienke van Staaveren. This book features chicken sensory perception, pain and stress responses, learning and cognition, social behaviour, monitoring systems and so much more!
Canadian Poultry Magazine highlights hen housing solutions - some based on the most recent research out of our labs!
Congratulations to Dr. Georgia Mason, a prize-winning behavioural biologist who begins a five-year term as director on May 1, 2020.
Lead study authors Georgia Mason and Lee Niel, together with postdocs Lauren Dawson and Jenna Cheal have created a short quiz to test your skill!