Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare

Our founding faculty and benefactors were bold and ahead of their time. From its inception, the Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare at the University of Guelph was unique. It was meant to be multi-disciplinary, multi-college and multi-species. It was meant to draw its strength from having people with different perspectives, different talents and different approaches to the consideration of non-human animals. It was built on collaboration and respect for different viewpoints.

In 2007 all of the university-wide centres at the University of Guelph were assigned to a College and Dean for administrative oversight. CCSAW came under the leadership of OVC and we have been very lucky to have Elizabeth Stone as the Dean. Dean Stone has provided tremendous support for the Centre and fostered our collaborative spirit. She has helped build a team of core faculty within OVC and OAC and has promoted working together with faculty across the colleges. This university-wide collaboration brings the mix of public engagement and industry support that is critical for our success.