The research we fund at universities across the country allows us to provide up-to-date information to farmers and consumers alike and nurture the next generation of researchers and industry experts.
Egg Farmers of Canada is dedicated to supporting researchers and industry experts who conduct proactive research across a range of priorities. These priority areas include:
- Animal care science
- Food safety
- Hen nutrition and health
- Environment and sustainability
- Human nutrition and health
- Non-food uses of eggs
- End of flock management
- Public policy and economics
We want to hear your fresh ideas
We invite researchers to complete and submit our funding application form during our winter/spring call for letters of intent (January 3, 2017 to March 31, 2017). To be considered for funding, research projects must align with our research priorities, have a practical application within the industry, and the principal investigator must also work full-time in a Canadian institution or organization.
Egg Farmers of Canada supports research in areas that will shape the future of egg farming in Canada. As part of our commitment, we have a research chair program focused specifically on the egg industry. Our chairholders are thought leaders in their fields and were selected for their commitment to research and innovation.
Current research chairs
Dr. Maurice Doyon, Egg Industry Economic Research Chair at Université Laval
Dr. Doyon’s research focuses on the economic implications of the Canadian egg industry and supply management. Learn more
Dr. Tina Widowski, Poultry Welfare Research Chair at the University of Guelph
Dr. Widowski is studying hen behaviour and welfare, and best practices for the management of housing systems. Learn more.
Dr. Bruce Muirhead, Public Policy Research Chair at the University of Waterloo
Dr. Muirhead’s research focuses on public policy that relates to the current and future challenges faced by Canadian egg farmers and the industry. Learn more.
Dr. Nathan Pelletier, Research Chair in Sustainability at the University of British Columbia
Dr. Pelletier’s work includes collecting and analysing supply chain data in order to establish a comprehensive environmental profile of the entire industry. Learn more.