Scientific Program

Program is subject to change

Overview of programme


Main theme
Ethology for health and welfare

Oral presentations and events

Monday July 30th

Tuesday July 31st

Wednesday August 1st

Thursday August 2nd

Friday August 3rd

Poster presentations



Plenary speakers

Wood-Gush Memorial Lecture

The Wood-Gush memorial lecture will be given by Professor Stevan Harnad.

The title of his lecture is
The Other-Minds Problem in Other Species









Stevan Harnad was born in Budapest, Hungary. He did his undergraduate work at McGill University and his graduate work at Princeton University. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by University of Liège in 2013. He is currently professor of psychology at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and professor emeritus of cognitive science at the University of Southampton. Canada Research Chair in cognitive science 2001-2015. His research is on categorization, communication, cognition, and consciousness and he has written extensively on categorical perception, symbol grounding, origin of language, lateralization, the Turing test, distributed cognition, scientometrics, and consciousness. In 1978, Harnad was the founder of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, of which he remained editor-in-chief until 2002. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the refereed journal Animal Sentience, launched in 2015 by the Institute of Science and Policy of The Humane Society of the United States

Background reading

Plenary Presentation

Temple Grandin

Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University

Crossing the divide between academic research and practical application of ethology on commercial livestock and poultry farms


Scientific Committee

Michael Cockram, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Tarjei Tennessen, Dalhousie University, Canada
Luis Bate, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Renee Bergeron, University of Guelph, Canada
Sylvie Cloutier, Canadian Council on Animal Care, Canada
Andrew Fisher, University of Melbourne, Australia
Maria Hötzel, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

Conference locations on UPEI Campus

Duffy Amphitheatre

  • Plenary talks
  • Oral presentations 1
  • Opening and closing ceremonies
  • ISAE Annual General Meeting

Alex H.  MacKinnon Auditorium, Don and Marion MacDougall Hall

  • Oral presentations 2
  • Animal welfare judging contest

Atlantic Veterinary College Learning Commons

  • Posters
  • Conference breaks
  • Registration

Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall

Conference locations on campus

Conference locations in AVC building


For further information, please contact the organisers.