Ed Pajor

Professor (Animal Behavior and Welfare)

Anderson-Chisholm Chair in Animal Care and Welfare

Research Chair

Director, W.A. Ranches

W.A. Ranches

PEAK Scholar

University of Calgary

Full Member

Cattle Health Research Group

MSc, PhD - Biology, McGill University

Contact information


Office : CWPH1E19

Research and Teaching

Research areas

  • Animal behaviour
  • Animal Welfare


Dr. Ed Pajor is a Professor of Animal Welfare at the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Production Animal Health. He is recognized internationally for his research in the areas of swine, dairy and poultry behavior and welfare as well as expertise in animal welfare standards and legislation. Dr. Pajor has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Animal Science as well as Applied Animal Behavior Science and as the US representative to the International Society of Applied Ethology. Dr. Pajor also provides scientific expertise to numerous organizations including the McDonald’s Animal Welfare Panel, the National Pork Board’s Animal Welfare Committee, and Humane Farm Animal Care. Dr. Pajor completed his B.Sc. degree in biology from the University of Waterloo and received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in biology from McGill University, specializing in animal behavior. Prior to joining the faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Pajor spent 10 years on faculty in the Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University.