This week, we are honoured to have at Queen’s University Elisabeth Ormandy, from University of British Columbia, give the talk “What Legal Protection do Animals in Science in Canada Have?”. She is also the Executive Director of the Animals in Science Policy Institute.
Friday February 2, 2018
Room 211, Sir John A Macdonald Hall
Further information about the speaker and the abstract:
A UK native, Elisabeth holds an undergraduate honours degree in Neuroscience, and a Masters degree in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare, both from the University of Edinburgh. She graduated her PhD in Animal Ethics from the Animal Welfare Program at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2012, and has since completed a SSHRC-funded post-doctoral fellowship (2012-2014). Elisabeth was also a research fellow in Animal Policy Development for the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) from 2009-2011.
Elisabeth’s background in science and animal behaviour/welfare/ethics has driven her passion to critically evaluate the use of animals in science, and to promote the replacement of animals in research, testing and education as best scientific practice. In 2015, she co-founded, and is current Executive Director for, the Animals in Science Policy Institute – a registered charity that aims to build an ethical culture of science through promotion of the reduction and replacement of animals in science.
In addition to her role as Executive Director, Elisabeth is an instructor at UBC and currently teaches Animals and Society, and Ethical Issues in Science. She is a volunteer for the Scientists and Innovators in Schools (SIS) program offered through BC’s Science World, and sits on the Environment and Animal Welfare Committee of the Vancouver Foundation and the Categories of Invasiveness sub-committee of the CCAC. Elisabeth is also an Advisor for both the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods (CCAAM) and the Humane Education Coalition.