Tina M. Widowski

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Egg Farmers of Canada Research Chair, Poultry Welfare Professor Ontario Agricultural College Department of Animal Biosciences Guelph, Ontario twidowsk@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 52408

Bio/Research

As an animal welfare scientist, Dr. Widowski has spent over 25 years investigating how housing, transport and management practices for livestock and poultry affect their welfare. She leads a large research group focusing on housing, genetics and management factors that affect the behavior, health...

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Bio/Research

As an animal welfare scientist, Dr. Widowski has spent over 25 years investigating how housing, transport and management practices for livestock and poultry affect their welfare. She leads a large research group focusing on housing, genetics and management factors that affect the behavior, health and welfare of poultry.

She has served on a number of scientific advisory committees including the Scientific Committees for Canada’s National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for Pigs and for Turkeys, Broilers and Breeders. She Chaired the Scientific Committee for Canada’s National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for Laying Hens and was a member of the Layer Code Development Committee, which was tasked with setting standards for the housing and care of laying hens in Canada. She currently serves on the United Egg Producers Scientists Committee on Animal Welfare.

In 2011, Widowski was appointed the Egg Farmers of Canada Research Chair in Poultry Welfare. She holds BS, MS and PhD degrees from the University of Illinois-Urbana.


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