The University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, will be home to a poultry behavior and welfare research center. The project is a joint effort of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), the Poultry Industry Council and the Canadian Poultry Research Council, according to reports.

The center seeks to build Canada’s intellectual capacity in poultry science. Experts who have studied topics, such as social behavior, sickness, transportation and housing and routine management procedures in poultry will convene at the center.