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Canada's Pig Welfare Chair on Tour

7 July 2014, at 9:40am

CANADA - The candidate to lead the programme for a National Chair in Swine Welfare - Dr Sandra Edwards from the UK - has been meeting members of the pig industry across Canada.

Industry awareness and support continue to build for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial Chair in Swine Welfare as the candidate to lead the programme, Dr Sandra Edwards, meets with industry groups across Canada.

Dr Edwards was the keynote speaker at the first Tim Hortons Sustainable Food Management Summit hosted at the University of Guelph (October, 2013). The one-day event showcased current research in animal welfare and sustainability of the food supply chain for retailers and food service industry representatives.

Dr Edwards, a professor and Chair of Agriculture at Newcastle University, UK, has become a familiar face to Canada’s pork value chain in the development of the first National Chair in Swine Welfare.

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