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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.

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  1. Human-Animal Interactions Study Abroad Italy

    Jan 6, 2020

    This year 45 students traveled on the Human-Animal Interactions Study Abroad Program to Italy. Led by CHAIRE member Dr. Steve Moeller and CHAIRE Co-director Dr. Kelly George, this program occurs annually over winter break. Students are required to complete the pre-requisite course, Human-Animal Interactions, before travel which includes Saturday field trips to various industries with animals in human care. The course is designed to prepare students for locations they will be visiting abroad and to fuel discussion for similarities and cultural differences.

  2. 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 RFPs for graduate student funding. This funding includes four semesters of stipend and tuition for either a Master's or PhD 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.

  3. 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.