UBC is taking steps towards responsible transparency in animal research by being the first Canadian university to provide information on the total number, species groups, degree of invasiveness and purpose of use of animals involved in research. UBC is also the first Canadian university to release its comprehensive assessment report by the Canadian Council for Animal Care.
The University has released the results of the most recent comprehensive Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCADC) assessment of UBC animal care facilities.
The University is also facilitating respectful dialogue on various aspects of animal research through a special series in UBC Reports and encouraging the campus community to engage in academic discourse on the issue.
John Hepburn, UBC Vice President Research and International, makes the case for animal research in the Vancouver Sun (page A-7).
On January 17 The Province newspaper published a story about proposed research on Parkinson’s disease entitled “Bid to save UBC monkeys from grim death.” UBC has responded to the story with a letter to the editor.
“Why I am a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian”
Kelly Walton DVM, a third year student of comparative medicine at Colorado State University, explains why her love of animals led her to a career in laboratory animal welfare.
Rodent euthanasia methods under scrutiny
Study shows anaesthetics may be a more humane way to kill rats and mice than carbon dioxide, but reveals a surprising twist.
Three Who Stood Up
Their reputations were attacked. Their homes were damaged. Their lives were threatened. But these UCLA scientists refused to back down in the face of assaults by anti-animal-research extremists.
Don't Have the Wool Pulled Over Your Eyes
I suspect that most people don't realize how much they owe their well-being, even their lives, to research using experimental animals.
UBC academics plan an international forum to explore new models of regulating animal research that enhance public involvement
FROM FARM TO LAB
Lab animals present a new field for animal welfare studies
Lived experience reaffirms the role of animals in life-saving science. http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2012/07/04/facing-cancer/
Creatures great and small
The first of a series on animals in research looks at four basic science studies. Upcoming articles will address animals in medical research, and how animal research is governed. http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2012/06/06/creatures-great-and-small/
IN THEIR OWN WORDS: LETTERS
Campus letters on animal research http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2012/06/06/in-their-own-words-letters/
Coffee and other stimulant drugs may cause high achievers to slack off: UBC study
UBC animal research vindicated by Canadian Council on Animal Care
Why animal research is more essential than ever
John Hepburn, UBC Vice President Research and International, makes the case for animal research in the Vancouver Sun of Monday, March 12th 2012 (page A-7)
ANIMALS IN RESEARCH
The UBC community examines a tough issue.