From July 28-31, 2015, The UBC Animal Welfare Program will host the international Compassionate Conservation Conference.
The Compassionate Conservation Conference will bring together two areas of science, Animal Welfare and Conservation Biology, allowing researchers from both fields to address animal welfare issues in the practice of conservation biology.
There will be delegates from countries around the world, as well a significant involvement from the UBC Applied Animal Biology community. Speakers include Professor David Fraser of the UBC Animal Welfare Program, who will deliver a lecture on “Cars, cats, climate change, and a ‘practical ethic’ for animals”. Also speaking will be Sara Dubois, Chief Scientific Officer for the BC SPCA, and Adjunct Professor in UBC’s Animal Welfare Program, and Liv Baker, a conservation biologist and recent PhD graduate of the Animal Welfare Program.
UBC Applied Animal Biology students will volunteer in the day-to-day logistics and have the opportunity to sit in on sessions and network with industry professionals. Graduate students will present posters showcasing their work and research.
Considering the unique and timely issues being discussed and the strong involvement from the UBC community, this conference is one not to be missed! The conference is sponsored by the Born Free Foundation and the Centre for Compassionate Conservation at the University of Technology, Sydney.