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The Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research and Education (CHAIRE) is committed to expanding our knowledge of the interrelationships between people, animals and the environment. CHAIRE is unique from other existing centers in that the animals and interactions examined expand beyond companion animals and equine to also include agricultural animals, wildlife and exotic animals. Another important distinction of CHAIRE is the purposeful effort to consider all human-animal interactions from not only the human perspective, but also the animal perspective.

Contact us at chaire@osu.edu or by phone at 614-292-1073.

News

  1. CHAIRE Request for Proposals Now Open

    Oct 14, 2019

    We are pleased to announce that we have opened the window for our second round of Request for Proposals for funding for four semesters for a graduate student. In order to be eligible for funding applicant teams must include one active member of CHAIRE as the principal investigator or co-PI.

    Proposals must align with CHAIRE's vision which is to develop guidelines to improve human-animal interactions and promote positive welfare for all. All interactions must be considered from both the human and animal perspective.

  2. CHAIRE Presents Animals In Our Lives Featuring Dr. Temple Grandin

    Oct 3, 2019

    Our second annual fundraising event took place on Monday September 30 at the Dave Thomas Conference Center. The night began with a mingling session with animals from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Brutus Buckeye and an opportunity to bid on silent auction items. Our program began at 6pm and included a coursed dinner for guests to enjoy. Speakers during the presentation included: Brittany Fischer, Program Coordinator of CHAIRE, Dr. Kelly George and Dr. Tony Parker, Co-Directors of CHAIRE, Dr.

  3. AZA and IMATA Annual Conference

    Sep 16, 2019

    CHAIRE Graduate Students Brittany Fischer, Madeline Winans, and Zach England attended the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and the International Marine Animal Trainers' Association (IMATA) Annual Conference in New Orleans last week, which took place from September 7-11. Dr. Kelly George who is their advisor and the co-director of CHAIRE accompanied students. Over 3,000 members where in attendance and the conference included over 200 education program sessions, poster presentations, and round-table topic discussions.