Dr. Dan Weary

Dr. Dan Weary - The University of British Columbia

Dan Weary is a Professor at The University of British Columbia. In 1997 Dan co-founded UBC’s Animal Welfare Program and co-directs this active research group. Dan did his undergraduate degree in Biology at McGill University, and his doctorate in Zoology at Oxford University. His research focuses on developing behavioral measures for the objective assessment of animal welfare and developing practical methods of improving the welfare of animals. Dan’s work on calves has helped lead to the changes in feeding practices (including the adoption of higher milk rations) and housing methods (including the adoption of pair and small group rearing for pre-weaned calves). Work on cows has focused on improved comfort (especially in stall design and management), and how these changes can benefit cow health (especially lameness). Dan has published hundreds of scientific papers, has received numerous awards for his work, and is a frequent speaker for professional audiences.