Core Faculty

CCSAW's Core Faculty focus all of their research and teaching on animal behaviour and welfare.  Collectively with students and staff, this Core group is dedicated to better understanding why production and captive animals do what they do, and how the well-being of these animals can be assessed and improved. Their laboratories are located in the Department of Animal Biosciences, the Department of Population Medicine, and the Department of Pathobiology.

The Core group, or "Animal Behaviour and Welfare (ABW) Group" participates in weekly lunchtime meetings for all faculty, students and post docs. ABW group provides an opportunity to practice talks for conferences, discuss recent journal papers, get help on experiments in the planning stages, and spend time with visitors. These might be speakers in the monthly CCSAW Research Seminar series; or visitors coming to give our two CCSAW endowed lectures, the F.W. Presant Memorial Lecture and the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada Lecture in Memory of Basil Capes. Once a year the ABW Group plays a major role in the CCSAW Research Symposium, and some are also involved in the annual Welfare Judging Competition. Additionally, each advisor typically has regular group meetings with their own students and post docs.

Learn more about studying animal welfare.

Renee Bergeron

Phone: 53706

Email: rbergero@uoguelph.ca

Office: Department of Animal Biosciences, Animal Science and Nutrition Building, Room 250

Phone: 54081

Email: tdevries@uoguelph.ca

Office: Department of Animal Biosciences, Animal Science and Nutrition Building, Room 237

Email: iduncan@uoguelph.ca

Office: Department of Animal Biosciences, Animal Science and Nutrition Building, Room 138

Phone: 53677

Email: dhaley@uoguelph.ca

Office: Department of Population Medicine, Stewart Building, Room 2539

Phone: 52021

Email: aharland@uoguelph.ca

Office: Department of Animal Biosciences, Animal Science and Nutrition Building, Room 247

Phone: 56804

Email: gmason@uoguelph.ca

Office: Department of Animal Biosciences, Animal Science and Nutrition Building, Room 138

Phone: 54707

Email: kmerkies@uoguelph.ca

Office: Department of Animal Biosciences, Animal Science and Nutrition Building, Room 249

Phone: 53030

Email: niell@uoguelph.ca

Office: Department of Population Medicine, Stewart Building, Room 2526

Phone: 53660

Email: storrey@uoguelph.ca

Office: Department of Animal Biosciences, Animal Science and Nutrition Building, Room 255

Phone: 54497

Email: pvturner@uoguelph.ca

Office: Department of Pathobiology, Pathobiology/Animal Health Lab Building, Room 3801

Phone: 52408

Email: twidowsk@uoguelph.ca

Office: Department of Animal Biosciences, Animal Science and Nutrition Building, Room 246