Sara Dubois is Chief Scientific Officer for the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA), where she directs province-wide welfare science operations, education and advocacy projects. She has worked on issues ranging from wildlife rehabilitation and oil spill response to captive wild animal management, exotic pets, urban wildlife conflict, and compassionate conservation. She also assists in wildlife cruelty investigations.

A wildlife biologist, whose main area of expertise is in wildlife welfare and human dimensions, Sara holds a B.Sc. from the University of Victoria and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is also a Registered Professional Biologist in BC, a former board member of the Wildlife Rehabilitators Network of BC, and Past President of the Oiled Wildlife Society of BC.

In addition, as Adjunct Professor at the UBC Animal Welfare Program, she runs an applied biology practicum course for undergraduate and graduate students to get hands-on experience with animals.


University of British Columbia, 2014, PhD, Animal Welfare
University of British Columbia, 2003, MSc, Animal Welfare