Public Lectures


Universities across Canada may submit proposals to the AWFC for any lectures related to animal welfare that are promoted to the general public, as well as to the student body. In the past, we have funded lectures hosted by the Guelph veterinary school or UBC’s animal welfare program. However, as of this year, we are opening up the application process to other universities and other faculties that may have an interest in animal welfare issues (e.g. Faculties of Law, Medicine, Environmental Science, Centres for Applied Ethics, Journalism, etc.).

Up to $2k in funding is available to help pay for costs related to travel or honorariums for guest speakers, as well as some promotion costs. AWFC does not pay for food and beverages served at such events.

Universities and the host faculty member(s) may email by September 15th with a detailed email or 1-2 page document outlining their plan for the lecture, including lecture topic, possible speakers, timing, promotion and marketing plan, venue, and expected attendance. Funding decisions will be announced by the end of December.

What We Do NOT Fund:

  • Event sponsorship
  • Food/drink at events, conferences or lectures
  • Bursaries and scholarships
  • Operational expenses (one-time or on-going)
  • Costs for projects that have commenced or were completed prior to application
  • Capital campaigns/expenses or building infrastructure costs

For examples of previous campus lectures that AWFC has funded, see below: