A Trent University employee has won a national writing award for using anecdotes, humour and practical advice to create a highly engaging article on the guidelines for ethically using wildlife in research.
Jason Allen, Trent’s manager of Animal Care, was awarded the Canadian Association of Laboratory Animal Science’s Envigo Teklad Magazine Award for Best Print Submission 2020 after distilling the guidelines from The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC).
He said he’s proud of the national recognition for his work, through the University, and he hopes the article will help students and faculty be well-versed before starting research and teaching projects.
“I am happy to contribute to the pool of tangible evidence that Trent is an outstanding university,” Mr. Allen said. “It is enriching to be a small part of something meaningful.”
The article is part of the introduction to field-work training for animal users and is available internally at the University. It covers areas such as best practices, how work approvals are obtained, what to pack before going into the field and advice on getting non-mandatory additional training.