Prof. Tina Widowski is Professor of Animal Biosciences and Director of the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare at the University of Guelph, Ontario Canada.
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.
As an animal welfare scientist, Widowski has spent over 25 years investigating how housing, transport and management practices for livestock and poultry affect their welfare. 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.
Widowski leads a large research group focusing on housing, genetics and management factors that affect the behavior, health and welfare of poultry.