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GUELPH, Ont. — Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) recently named University of Guelph professor Tina Widowski the new Egg Farmers of Canada chair of Poultry Welfare.

Professor Widowski works in the Ontario Agricultural College’s (OAC) Department of Animal and Poultry Science and leads North America’s largest group of animal welfare scientists as director of the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare. In her new role, Widowski will collaborate with researchers on laying hen welfare and egg production, including enriched and aviary systems.

“This support from Egg Farmers of Canada greatly enhances our leadership and expertise in the field,” says Robert Gordon, dean of OAC. “It will help create research opportunities and breakthroughs, support the future leadership in our industry and provide valuable information for producers.”

The creation of the Egg Farmers of Canada chair in Poultry Welfare is made possible thanks to a contribution by EFC. The agreement came into effect in March 2011 and runs through January 2017.


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