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
- Human nutrition and health
- End of flock management
- Non-food uses of eggs
- Environment and sustainability
- Bird nutrition and health
- Public policy and economics
- Research gaps identified by the Code of Practice
We want to hear your fresh ideas
We invite researchers to complete and submit our funding application form during our call for letters of intent. 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.
Download our 2019 research priorities for more information.
The deadline for proposals is March 14, 2019.
Stay up-to-date on the latest egg industry research news by taking part in our research webinars. Join Egg Farmers of Canada and leading researchers to learn about innovative research projects and results linked to Canada’s egg industry.
Watch a recording of the latest webinars:
- What does the science say? Eggs and heart health, with Dr. Dominik Alexander. To view, click here.
- Off to the Right Start: Long term benefits of exercise for bone health, with Dr. Tina Widowski. To view, click here.
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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.