Our “Rainbow Origami” workshop, where we will be folding up colourful mandalas to adorn our Pride tabling event this summer, has had to be postponed.
Please stay tuned for a new date!
A research team led by U of T Engineering Professor Craig Simmons received $300,000 this week to create a 3D model of the human liver. Funded by Ontario Centres of Excellence and pharmaceutical consortium CQDM, the project could help determine whether or not new drug molecules are safe for use in humans. “Our improved liver model will identify and eliminate […]
Researchers in London were able to create in-vitro human skin from stem cells which “demonstrates the essential functional properties seen in skin with a functional barrier”. This new 3D model of human skin can be easily reproduced and used in various applications, from regenerative and aesthetic medicine to drug development, and is expected to become a […]
After learning of the horrific research done on pigs at UBC from the ADAV Society, a young activist, Zi Paris, wrote a powerful poem, which she shared with the UBC’s dentistry department and the President’s Office. We wanted to share it with you as well. Owmy mouth, my mouthOw, the human-creatureshave put me in this […]
In the U.S., wild chimpanzees have been protected as ‘endangered’ under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) since 1990, but their captive counterparts continued to be listed as threatened, which exempted them from the same protection that their free-living relatives received. This is about to change, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) just announced […]
More than a hundred and fifty academics, intellectuals, and writers, including Nobel Laureate J. M. Coetzee, have backed a new report calling for the de-normalisation of animal experimentation. Read more here.
Join us for our “Rainbow Origami” workshop, where we will be folding up colourful mandalas to adorn our Pride tabling event this summer. Step by step instructions will be given on basic folds. In this session, we will be working towards creating at least 2 small projects assembled from individual folded pieces. All materials will […]
Rats are known to display empathy and altruism. For example, they will attempt to free a trapped comrade and exhibit pain and anxiety responses at the sight of another rat in distress. A new study by researchers from Portugal bring even more evidence of altruism in these animals. Experimenters placed rats into pairs and provided […]
After 30 years of using a colony of chimpanzees in Liberia for biomedical research, the New York Blood Center has withdrawn all funding for their care and is abandoning the 66 chimpanzees and leaving their fate to chance, according to a report in The New York Times. A spokeswoman for the New York Blood Center […]
The ADAV Society of BC was at Veg Expo this Sunday to present its work to end the use of animals in research on scientific, moral and ethical grounds! We were there […]