Meet Our Team
Dr. Karen Schwean-Lardner - Principal Investigator
Karen grew up on a small hog farm near Herbert, Saskatchewan. She completed her B.Sc. (thesis – equine behaviour), M.Sc. (Alternative Housing Systems for Laying Hens) and her PhD (Impact of Daylength on Broiler Production and Welfare) at the University of Saskatchewan. During the time of and after completing her Ph.D., she managed the University of Saskatchewan Poultry Research and Teaching Centre, giving her considerable experience in the production aspects of poultry production. She is also heavily involved in teaching poultry sciences, including production and management, but also behaviour and welfare of poultry and other livestock species.
Tory Shynkaruk MSc - Research Assistant
Tory was born and raised in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan. She completed her B.Sc at the University of Saskatchewan. Continuing at the U of S, she completed her M.Sc. looking at the impact of darkness on feeding behaviour, production, and GIT segment and content weights of broiler chickens under the supervision of Dr. Schwean-Lardner.