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Meet Our Current Members


Santiago Palacio

Ph.D. Candidate

Santiago joined our team in Jan. 2014 as a PhD. student after completing his MSc. with us at Guelph.


Bachelors Honours with a double major in biology and psychology (University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada), Masters in Animal Science (University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada), PhD in Animal Science (McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada).


I am currently a PhD candidate researching how different knowledge transfer technologies affect the attitudes and behavioural changes in dairy producers, and in turn, affect their animals in regards to improving dairy cow welfare in tie-stalls.


I have always liked and been interested in animals and human and animal behaviour. From this, grew the interest in understanding and contributing to the improvement of the health and welfare of animals in the agricultural sector. As I learned more about the field I saw that although there is plenty of research into improving the health and welfare of the animals, there is a gap on how to effectively transfer this information to producers so that the science is actively used when applicable.

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