Elsa Vasseur

Ph.D.Animal sciences, FAES, Université McGill

Elsa Vasseur obtained her master’s degree in agricultural sciences (with a specialization in rural development) from the Institut Supérieur d’Agriculture in Lille, France. She obtained a second master’s degree in animal sciences (specializing in animal behaviour) at AgroParisTech before coming to Quebec to pursue a PhD at Université Laval. She also completed an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Agassiz, in British Columbia, before being hired as a research associate at the Organic Dairy Research Centre at the University of Guelph Alfred Campus. Ms. Vasseur is now an assistant professor at the Department of Animal Sciences at McGill University and is the holder of the NSERC-Novalait-DFC-Valacta Industrial Research Chair on Sustainable Life of Dairy Cattle. Her research interests focus on dairy cattle behaviour as a key indicator of the way in which their environment influences their well-being and on the application of this knowledge to identify ways to improve commercial practises.