Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods to Open at the University of Windsor
The University of Windsor has announced the creation of the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods (CCAAM), which “aims to develop, validate, and promote methodologies in biomedical research, education, and chemical toxicity testing that do not require the use of animals.” Faculty members will consist of experts in a number of fields including biology, biochemistry, philosophy, and ethics. The Centre plans to eventually offer degree programs in animal replacement science. More information on this initiative is available on the CCAAM’s website.
June 14, 2017
The CCAC is seeking an Executive Director with extensive management and administration experience to lead this long-standing non-profit organization. Learn more about this exceptional leadership opportunity in our Careers Section.
June 7, 2017
Launch of new web app for systematic reviews of animal studies
Funded by the NC3Rs and developed by the CAMARADES team in Edinburgh, the SyRF app has been designed to help optimise and streamline systematic reviews of animal research. For more information, please visit the NC3Rs website.
May 25, 2017
Adoption of the first OIE global strategy on animal welfare
On May 24, 2017, members of the World Organization for Animal Health, or OIE, adopted the first global strategy on animal welfare. It aims to achieve “A world where the welfare of animals is respected, promoted and advanced, in ways that complement the pursuit of animal health, human well-being, socio-economic development and environmental sustainability.” The strategy is based on the following four pillars:
- Development of international animal welfare standards
- Enhancement of capacity building and training of Veterinary Services
- Communication with governments, national and international organisations, and the public to raise awareness on animal welfare
- Progressive implementation of OIE standards on animal welfare and their corresponding policies
May 11, 2017
The Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) is holding a conference on challenges in fish and wildlife research. Discussions will be held on various topics including animal welfare, animal acquisition, capture and captive animals, occupational safety and health, procedures and euthanasia, closing with a reconvene and sharing of concerns and lessons learned. Download the registration form by following this link.
May 3, 2017
Statement from the CCAC Executive Director
Dear CCAC stakeholders,
I wish to inform you that I am stepping down as the Executive Director of the Canadian Council on Animal Care effective May 19, 2017 to pursue other opportunities.
Tenth World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences
The 3rs in Action
August 20-24, 2017
68th AALAS National Meeting 2017
October 15-19, 2017
2nd RSPCA international meeting
Focus on severe suffering
October 25-26, 2017
Meeting the Challenges of IACUC Oversight in Fish and Wildlife Research
October 30-November 1, 2017
San Diego, CA
NC3Rs - 2017 Primate Welfare Meeting
November 3, 2017