A Good Life for Laboratory Animals
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series
presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy with the American Society for Lab Animal Practitioners
Speaker: Daniel Weary, PhD
Professor, Animal Welfare Program, University of British Columbia
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies
Industrial Research Chair in Animal Welfare, Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council (NSERC) of Canada
View recorded seminar here:
Dr. Weary co-founded the University of British Columbia’s Animal Welfare Program in 1997, where he currently works with students and colleagues using behavioral methods and
non-invasive techniques to assess animal welfare. He also serves as the Industrial Research Chair in Animal Welfare for NSERC, a Canadian government entity that awards research
grants in science and engineering. He has worked extensively on welfare issues affecting dairy cattle as well as some laboratory species.
“A Good Life for Laboratory Animals” focuses on environmental enrichment for laboratory rodents and its effects on their welfare as well as research outcomes.
Made possible by the generous support of:
Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund and the Tompkins Fund
About Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy
The mission of the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy is to conduct and encourage the study of complex issues surrounding the changing role and impact of animals in society. The Center supports the development and dissemination of research driven policies, programs and practices that benefit both people and animals. Work conducted by the Center is based on the tenets that animal well-being matters, that animal and human well-being are linked, and that both are enhanced through improved understanding of human-animal relationships.