NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Swine Welfare
NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Swine Welfare
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WCVM, UofS, 52 Campus Dr., Saskatoon, SK
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Undergraduate Students

Carmen Cole
BSA Student

Carmen Cole is an undergraduate student in her fourth year of a Bachelor of Science in Animal Bioscience at the University of Saskatchewan. Throughout her degree, she has learned about both the health and management of companion and production animals, with a strong emphasis relating to the animal production industry. Carmen has long aspired to study veterinary medicine and has been interested in work with both large and small animals. Since beginning her fourth-year research thesis, she has discovered a great interest in the behaviour and welfare of swine. With this new inspiration, Carmen hopes to take her studies in this area further and pursue a career that incorporates both veterinary medicine and animal behaviour and welfare.

Goal 2. Play Behaviour

Cheng-Yi (Josephine) Lee 
DVM Student

Josephine graduated from the Department of Animal Science and Technology from National Taiwan University. She worked on various projects during university, ranging from quails to dairy cows to sika deer. Rotating through the species, she found a passion for swine husbandry, genetics and welfare. Originally from Vancouver, BC, she decided to return to Canada and took up a position in a medical research facility at UBC. Her hobbies include hiking and scuba diving. Currently, she is pursuing her DVM at WCVM.

https://swinewelfare.com/2021/11/10/cortisol-and-dhea-concentration-in-hair-and-their-relation-to-swine-growth-in-a-disease-challenge-barn/

Keara Leong-Machielse 
BSA Student

Keara is going into her fourth year of the Animal Bioscience program at the University of Saskatchewan. While she grew up in small towns and calls Big River, SK home, Keara currently lives in Saskatoon as she completes her undergraduate studies. She has one dog and two cats and has owned pets all her life. Keara has worked in many animal-related settings including dairy and pig barns, and through these experiences has developed a keen interest in animal behaviour and welfare. Keara hopes to pursue a master’s degree in this area after finishing her undergraduate degree. When Keara isn’t at work, you can find her fishing with her family, reading a good book, gardening with her mom, baking something sweet, or working out at the gym.

https://swinewelfare.com/2021/11/12/the-effect-of-the-pre-weaning-rearing-environment-and-play-experience-on-the-behavior-of-pigs-in-social-contests/

Victoria Windrem
BSA Student

Victoria is a fourth year Animal Bioscience student at the University of Saskatchewan working on her undergraduate research thesis for the summer under the supervision of Dr. Yolande Seddon. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, walking her dogs, and relaxing with a good book. In the future, she hopes to work as a rehabilitation therapist for small animals.

https://swinewelfare.com/2021/11/12/the-impact-of-play-on-aggression-in-the-post-weaning-environment/