Reflections on bringing the collective together: “Non human animals, humans and practice at the University”

Tomorrow Oct 16th, we will have two of our colleagues: Elisabeth Ormandy and Darren Chang speaking as part of a larger panel to do a follow-up to the Green College lecture series on animal research at the University that was held earlier this year.
The event will run from 5.00 – 6.30 pm at the Green College, Coach House.
For those that can’t make it, it will also be video recorded, and aired on campus radio.
You are most welcome to come!

“Do We Need a Political Theory of Animal Rights?” Will Kymlicka, October 18th

The UBC Political Science Department’s Distinguished Speaker Series, the UBC Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, and the UBC Animal Welfare Program will present a talk by Professor Will Kymlicka, Queen’s University:  “Do We Need a Political Theory of Animal Rights?”

To date, inter-disciplinary work on animal ethics has primarily been advanced by moral philosophers/bioethicists and scientists of animal behaviour, cognition, etc. This partnership between ethicists and scientists has enriched our understanding of animals and compelled us to consider the moral implications for our treatment of them in light of their many capacities. As Professor Kymlicka will argue, however, animal ethics also requires the resources of political theory.

Do not miss this interesting talk on Thursday, October 18 at Buchanan Penthouse 3:00 – 4:30 pm.

2012 recipient of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Humane Award!!!

Dr. Carol Morgan, Canadian Federation of Humane Society representative on the pig and sheep Code Development Committees, is the 2012 recipient of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Humane Award. This award is presented to an individual whose work is judged to have contributed significantly to the welfare and well-being of animals.

Carol graduated from Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 and in 2009 completed an interdisciplinary PhD at the University of British Columbia Animal Welfare Program and Centre for Applied Ethics focusing on moral decision-making in veterinary medicine with specific interest in the welfare of animals. She has practiced in both mixed and small animal veterinary medicine.

Dr. Morgan sits on the Animal Welfare Committee at the CVMA, and is also the current Chair of the Animal Welfare Small Animal Subcommittee. In 2011, she was awarded the Fredric McGrand Award for Excellence in Animal Welfare by the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies.

Congratulations from the Animal Welfare Program!!!

Slow Food Vancouver’s 2012, Agassiz Cycle Tour!!!

Do not forget to visit the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre while cycling the Slow Food Vancouver’s Agassiz Cycle Tour to be held 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Saturday July 28, 2012.

Cyclists are invited to visit the centre and learn about it’s research and education programs in animal welfare, animal reproduction and recovery of nutrients from manure all helping develop sustainable food production systems.

We will have calves waiting to be pet by you!!!

Read more here

Come to our lunch room to listen a senior lecturer, Sam Peterson, to talk about his current research!!

Hello Everyone!

On Friday, August 3rd at 12:00pm, there will have a talk by Sam Peterson, Senior Lecturer in Animal Science; Comparative Physiology and Anatomy Section Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University NZ.

The talk will be in Room 180, the H.R. MacMillan Building. Dr Peterson will speak about his research on lactation in sheep and  fetal programming.

Read more here.

Congratulations to our dear professor Nina von Keyserlingk for a deserved award!

From CANADIAN SOCIETY OF ANIMAL SCIENCE, to be presented at the CSAS/ASAS joint annual meeting – Phoenix, Arizona, USA (July 15-19) 2012.
Canadian Animal Industries Award in Extension and Public Service:
Dr. Marina von Keyserlingk , Professor at the Animal Welfare Program, UBC.          
Awarded to CSAS member  to recognise outstanding service to the animal industries of Canada in technology transfer, leadership and education in animal production.

We are so proud of working with you!!!