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Past Members

Once a member always a member

 

Post-Doctorate Fellows

Nadège Aigueperse

Institution: French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)

From November 2018 to November 2019

Project: Impacts of regular access to exercise on behavioral robustness and on the motivation

of dairy cows housed in tie-stall

Daniel Warner

Institution: McGill University, Campus Macdonald, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada

From April 2017 to January 2019

Project: Development of a cow welfare index based on DHI data

Maxime Leduc

Institution: Laval University, Québec, Canada

From September 2017 to August 2018

Project: Use of deep learning for evaluating and improving dairy cow welfare

Marianne Villettaz Robichaud

Institution: Laval University, Québec, Canada

From May 2018 to January 2018

Project: Enhancing cow welfare in tie-stall dairy cows

Hector Delgado

Institution: McGill University, Campus Macdonald, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada

From April  2016 to March 2017

Project: Longevity and herd profitability in dairy cattle

 

Liliana Fadul

Institution:  Laval University, Québec, Canada

From January 2017  to September 2018

Project: Big data analysis to develop benchmarks for profitability and efficiency

of herds using automatic milking systems

Ph.D. Student 

Elise Shepley

Institution: McGill University, Campus Macdonald, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada

From January 2016 to December 2019

ProjectA cow in motion: The impact of housing systems on movement opportunity of dairy cows and the implications on locomotor activity, behaviour, and welfare

Master's Student

María Antonieta Puerto Rodríguez 

Institution: McGill University, Campus Macdonald, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada

From August 2017 to April 2020

ProjectImpact of the first incidence of mastitis or lameness on production and economic indicators on first lactation cows

Sarah McPherson

Institution: McGill University, Campus Macdonald, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada

From September 2017 to February 2020

ProjectMaking stall beds more comfortable: the effect of longitudinal space and deep-bedding on the comfort and welfare of tie-stall-housed dairy cows

Stephanie Bélanger-Naud

Institution: McGill University, Campus Macdonald, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada

From September 2017 to April 2020

ProjectRaising healthy and productive kids: A survey of dairy goat kid rearing practices on Canadian farms and their associations with farm performance

Verónique Boyer

Institution: McGill University, Campus Macdonald, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada

From September 2016 to September 2018

ProjectHow can we change stalls to better meet our cows’ needs? Increasing chain length and stall width to enhance dairy cows’ ease of movement and ability to rest in tie-stalls

Jessica St-John

Institution: McGill University, Campus Macdonald, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada

From January 2016 to December 2018

ProjectEffect of positioning the tie-rail to follow the natural neckline of cows when eating and rising on the welfare of cows housed in tie-stall barns

Applied Master (Non-thesis) Students

Sirine El Hamdaoui 

Institution: McGill University, Campus Macdonald, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada

From September 2018 to August 2019

Project: Building Innovation: A Sustainable Approach in Dairy Farms of Québec

Internship - Master's Student

Nicolas Gafsi

Institution: VetAgro Sup

From June to September 2019

Project: Assessment of anticipatory behavior of tie-stalled cows

Maria Francesca Guiso

Institution: Sassari University, Sardaigne, Italy

From September to December 2017

ProjectEffect of stall width on quality of rising and lying of cows housed in tie-stall

 

Giovanni Obinu

Institution: Sassari University, Sardaigne, Italy

From September to December 2017

Project: Time-budget and activities of dry cows housed in loosed-pen vs tie-stall)

 

Erika Edwards

Institution: Tennessee University, Knoxville, É-U.

From May to August 2017

Project:  Effect of doubling stall bed on tie-stall cow’s resting and sleeping posture

 

Manon Demaret 

Institution: ISA Lille, Lille, France

From January to July 2017

Project: Iterative development of a decision aid tool for herd management by farmers, advisors, and veterinarians

 

Géraud Plas-Debecker 

Institution: Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes, France

From September 2017  to January 2017

Project: Iterative development of a decision aid tool for herd management by farmers, advisors, and veterinarians

 

Marianne Berthelot

Institution: Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes, France

From August to December 2016

Project: (Validation of leg-mounted activity loggers for cows housed in tie-stall

 

Anthony Pic

Institution : VetAgroSup Clermont, Lempdes, France

From May to July 2016

Project: Validation of the Clegg impact measure for bed softness

 

Sirine El Hamdaoui 

Institution: ISA Lille, Lille, France

From: March to October 2016

Project: Anticipating dairy cow post-partum metabolic disorder

Internship - Undergraduate Students

 

Caroline Rochelle Freinberg

Institution: Columbia University, New York, USA

From May 2018 to August 2018

ProjectValidation of contact mat technology as a tool to monitor dairy cow interactions with the confines of her individual stall housing

Tanguy Bruneau

Institution: IUT Angers, Angers, France

From April to May 2018

Project: Effect of loose pen housing on the quality of rising and lying of dairy cows

Rémi Boisvert  

Institution: Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, Canada

From January to April 2018

Project:  Behavior and welfare of dairy cattle housed in tie-stall

 

Alexandre Racine

Institution: Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, Canada

From January to April 2018

Project: Behavior and welfare of dairy cattle housed in tie-stall

 

Sarah McPherson

Institution: McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

From May to August 2017

Project: Validation of contact mats in tie-stall housing

 

Britanny Talarico

Institution: Concordia University, Montréal, Canada

From May to August 2017

Project: (Manual tracking of cow movement under different tie-rail position

 

Elyse Perrault  

Institution: McGill University, Campus Macdonald, Ste Anne de Bellevue, Canada

From May to August 2017

Project: Manual tracking of cow movement under different tie-rail positions

 

Morgane Morandeau 

Institution: IUT Angers, Angers, France

From May to June 2017

Project: Effect of tie-rail position on the quality of rising and lying of dairy cows

 

Jasmine Savard  

Institution: Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, Canada

From  January to April 2017

Titre du projet: Behavior and welfare of dairy cattle housed in tie-stall

 

Mélina Miron Castonguay  

Institution: Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, Canada

From January to April 2017

Project: Behavior and welfare of dairy cattle housed in tie-stall

 

Emile Royer

Institution: Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, Canada

From January to April 2017

Project: Behavior and welfare of dairy cattle housed in tie-stall

 

Mathias Gagnon-Barbin 

Institution: Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, Canada

From January to October 2017 

Project: Behavior and welfare of dairy cattle housed in tie-stall

 

Paul Stecko

Institution: Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

From August to September 2017

 Project: Development of manual tracking method for cows housed in tie-stall

 

Véronique Boyer

Institution:  McGill University, Campus Macdonald, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada

From May to August 2016

Projet: Behavior and welfare of dairy cattle housed in tie-stall)

Internship - CEGEP Students 

 

Lysandre Lavigne Guillette

Institution: Cégep de La Pocatière, La Pocatière, Canada

From April to May 2018

Project: Behavior and welfare of dairy cattle housed in tie-stall

 

Jessica Bertrand

Institution: Cégep de La Pocatière, La Pocatière, Canada

From March to April  2018

Project:  and welfare of dairy cattle housed in tie-stall)

 

Cassandre Bourgeois-Dallaire

Institution: Cégep de La Pocatière, La Pocatière, Canada

From March to April 2018

Project:Behavior and welfare of dairy cattle housed in tie-stall