Tunmise Faith Ehigbor

I grew up on a farm, which sparked my interest in observing and caring for animals. I am constantly thinking about improving the lives of animals; therefore, I studied animal physiology for my bachelor’s degree at the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, Nigeria, where I was named the top student in the department, graduating with a first-class degree in 2021. I volunteered to work on farms and participate in research projects during my bachelor’s degree. I took care of chickens at a research station and worked on Nigerian indigenous chickens and West African dwarf goats (the latter project was presented at the regional meeting of the International Society of Applied Ethology, Australasia-Africa in 2021).

I am excited to join AWFC’s Board of Directors in April 2023 as Secretary to the Board of Directors and a member of the Visioning Committee. I am a master’s student in the Department of Animal Biosciences at the University of Guelph and a scholar at the Arrell Food Institute. I am a member of the Animal Welfare Group Nigeria, where we work to raise awareness in relation to improving the welfare of a wide category of animals. I enjoy working on improving animal welfare and productivity in an environmentally sustainable way. This ensures that animals and humans are happy and that the environment is safe and sustainable. I am also a student member of the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare at the University of Guelph. We promote animal welfare through research, teaching and awareness. I aspire to teach about animal welfare and work with government agencies to develop animal welfare policies in the present and future. I also enjoy engaging with farmers in their communities and responding to their concerns. I enjoy grooming and playing with dogs in my spare time.

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