Latest News

Symposium Update Re: Hotel
Posted : May 17, 2019
Recently it has come to the attention of the CALAS/ACSAL Board of Directors that there has been a news report regarding the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, the site of the upcoming 2019 CALAS/ACSAL Symposium.
Canadian Aquaculture Institute's Introductory Health and Husbandry of Aquatic Laboratory Animals and the Advanced Aquatic Animal Care and Husbandry 2019 Courses
Posted : January 30, 2019
They offer these courses at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia.
2019 Call for Abstracts - CALAS/ACSAL Symposium
Posted : November 14, 2018
Submit an abstract today!
The CCAC Annual Report 2017-2018 is Now Available
Posted : November 13, 2018
The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is pleased to announce the publication of the CCAC Annual Report 2017-2018, "50 Years of Animal Ethics and Care".
Submit Your Nomination for the 2019 Harry C. Rowsell Award for Outstanding Service to the CCAC
Posted : November 13, 2018
Due to the great success of last year's awards, the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is pleased to announce the return of the Harry C. Rowsell Award for Outstanding Service to the CCAC.
Call for Members: CCAC Transparency and Confidentiality Task Force
Posted : November 13, 2018
The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is currently looking for volunteers for the newly created CCAC Transparency and Confidentiality Task Force.
Associate Director of Assessment
Posted : November 13, 2018
The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is looking for an Associate Director of Assessment
Breakfast Could Slash the Cost of Cancer Drug by 75 Percent
Posted : November 13, 2018
The drug Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) was approved for the treatment of prostate cancer in 2011 after clinical trials with this drug showed it extended survival by up to four months.
Welcome to the new CALAS/ACSAL Website!
Posted : November 07, 2018
We could experience some bumps along the way, please bear with us as we ensure everything works well over the first few days.
A link between gut microbes and hypertension
Posted : July 29, 2018
New research out of the Baylor College of Medicine establishes a link between gut microbes and  hypertension. That’s right, gut microbes are in the news yet again.
Call for CCAC Guidelines Subcommittee Members
Posted : July 29, 2018
The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is forming two new subcommittees of volunteer experts: experimental procedures part A and experimental procedures part B.
Artificial lungs in a backpack may free people with lung failure
Posted : July 28, 2018
An artificial lung that’s small enough to be carried in a backpack has been shown to work in sheep. It’s one of several such devices being developed that could transform the lives of people with lung failure, who are currently dependent on large machines. The new device still requires an oxygen tank to be wheeled around, although tank-free prototypes are also being tested.
Altering gut bacteria to treat autism
Posted : July 27, 2018
After  a review of more than 150 papers on autism and gut bacteria, scientists from the US and China have suggested that alteration of the gut microbiome may reduce symptoms of the disorder. 
Researchers Find Pathogenic Hallmarks of Alzheimer's Disease in Aged Chimpanzee Brains
Posted : July 26, 2018
Dementia affects one-third of all people older than 65 years in the United States. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive, irreversible brain disease that results in impaired cognitive functioning and other behavioral changes. Humans are considered uniquely susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease, potentially due to genetic differences, changes in brain structure and function during evolution, and an increased lifespan.
the Love Letter Series
Posted : July 26, 2018
The Love Letter Series is a storytelling collection by the genotyping service provider,  Transnetyx. 
Compassion Fatigue & Enrichment Survey
Posted : July 26, 2018
Follow this link to the survey:
CALAS/ACSAL and CALAM Grant Update
Posted : July 25, 2018
CALAS/ACSAL and CALAM regret to announce that funding under the CALAS-CALAM Research Grant program has been suspended for 2019 due to some temporary uncertainty in source funding.
Survey on Fish Species
Posted : July 24, 2018
Please see below a link for a survey on fish species used for research, their euthanasia and their health monitoring.
Request for Nominations for the CCAC Board of Directors
Posted : July 23, 2018
This is to inform you that Dr. Denna Benn, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Dr. René St-Arnaud, Shriners Hospital for Children, and Mr. Shawn Eccles, British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, will be completing their terms on the
Posted : July 22, 2018
Technicians supporting animals in science for 56 of Canada’s 150 years. April 17-21, 2017