CCSAW's Core Faculty focus all of their research and teaching on animal behaviour and welfare. Collectively with students and staff, this core group (CCSAW Core) 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.
CCSAW Core participates in weekly lunchtime meetings for all faculty, students and post docs. These meetings provide an opportunity to practice talks for conferences, discuss recent journal papers, discuss and optimize experiments in the planning stages, and spend time with visitors. Visiting speakers may be delivering talks for the monthly CCSAW Research Seminar series; or one of our two CCSAW endowed lectures, the F.W. Presant Memorial Lecture and the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada Lecture in Memory of Basil Capes. Annually, CCSAW Core plays a major role in the CCSAW Research Symposium, and some are involved in the annual AVMA Animal Welfare Assessment Contest. Additionally, each graduate advisor has regular group meetings with their own students and post docs. Learn more about studying animal welfare.
CCSAW Core Faculty
Renee Bergeron, Department of Animal Biosciences, OAC
Trevor DeVries, Department of Animal Biosciences, OAC
Derek Haley, Department of Population Medicine, OVC
Alexandra Harlander, Department of Animal Biosciences, OAC
Georgia Mason, Department of Integrative Biology, CBS
Katrina Merkies, Department of Animal Biosciences, OAC
Lee Niel, Department of Population Medicine, OVC
Anita Tucker, Department of Population Medicine, OVC
Tina Widowski, Department of Animal Biosciences, OAC
Charlotte Winder, Department of Population Medicine, OVC
CCSAW Emeritus faculty
CCSAW Adjunct faculty