Happy dogs running on a beach

Welcome to CCSAW

The Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare, based at University of Guelph, is one of the largest research centres in the world focused on animal well-being. CCSAW has been promoting animal welfare through rigorous scholarship, inspirational education and evidence-based research for over 30 years.

Our members include many animal welfare scientists and their dozens of graduate students and post-docs; veterinary experts in dairy welfare; a growing ‘animal studies’ group; dozens of other associated faculty expert in a range of diverse other disciplines; plus university staff and adjunct faculty working on practical animal care and welfare assessment.

CCSAW members pose for a group photo at the University of Guelph Arboretum.
Getting all CCSAW members into one place is a challenge, but here are at least some of us at the 15th Annual Research Symposium in May 2024.

Territorial acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that the University of Guelph sits on the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people.