Western College of Veterinary Medicine


  • PhD Candidate
  • Supervisor: Dr. Yolande Seddon, Large Animal Clinical Sciences
  • Home Community: Guelph, ON

Academic Credentials

  • BSc, University of Guelph, 2018
  • MSc, University of Guelph, 2019

Bio Summary

Wanting to pursue a career in animal related studies, Siba Khalife completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph in Animal Biology. After taking part in an undergraduate research project in the welfare of pregnant sows, she developed an interest in swine welfare and behaviour and decided to further develop the project as a master’s student. She completed her MSc at the University of Guelph in 2019 and moved to Saskatchewan to study early life effects on the resilience and welfare of pigs under the supervision of Dr. Yolande Seddon.

Siba has participated in research involving all areas of swine welfare including transport and gestation housing and is hoping to conduct further research to improve swine housing and husbandry systems.

Research Area(s)

Swine behaviour and welfare, the optimization of housing systems to further improve the welfare of swine, social behaviour of swine as a result of their external environment.