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Elisabeth Ormandy

Canadian Society for Humane Science
Vancouver, BC
Elisabeth’s academic background in neuroscience 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 as best scientific practice. In 2015, she co-founded and is current Executive Director for the Canadian Society for Humane Science – Canada’s first and only registered charity working solely to achieve better science without animals through education and policy reform. In this capacity she established Canada’s first Humane Science Education Program, which provides a wide range of K-12 education and advocacy materials so that anatomy can be taught without using animals for dissection. This year marks Elisabeth’s 11th year as an instructor at the University of British Columbia where she teaches 4th year undergraduate classes Ethical Issues in Science and Non-Animal Methods in Biomedical Science. In addition to publishing numerous papers and book chapters, she served as an editorial board member for the journal Alternatives to Laboratory Animals (ATLA) for 6 years. Elisabeth lives in Vancouver with her husband, Oliver, and their dog, Rosemary – together they are exploring creative, low-impact living.

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Friday, February 18

1:00pm PST

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