Traveling Scholarships 2005

AWFC Announces Traveling Scholarships

(January 31, 2005) The Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada is providing funding support for five Canadian university students to attend the Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) conference, From Darwin to Dawkins: the science and implications of animal sentience, scheduled for March 17 – 18, 2005 in London, England.

The AWFC held a national competition inviting university students studying veterinary medicine, agriculture or biology to describe how animal welfare in Canada would benefit from them attending the conference. Excellent submissions were received from students across the country. The winning entries, both of which demonstrated highly developed philosophical awareness of animal welfare issues, were:

  • Lizete Valdmanis, a student at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
  • Michelle Jendral, a Ph.D. student in poultry welfare at the University of Alberta.

Lizete and Michelle will each receive a $1,500 traveling scholarship from the AWFC.

The Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada is also awarding traveling scholarships to three students from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal at Saint-Hyacinthe, to attend the CIWF conference. These scholarships are provided through the AWFC’s Quebec special projects fund. The students are:

  • Manon Veillette
  • Marie-Eve Turcotte
  • Michèle Legeault

An exceptional program has been planned for the CIWF conference, with noted speakers from around the world. AWFC President Ian Duncan will be making a presentation titled, The changing concept of animal sentience.

The AWFC believes the Canadian students will derive tremendous benefits from attending the conference and is pleased to provide them this financial support.