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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. Registration Now Open for CHAIRE/Wilds Pseudo In-Situ Conservation Short Course

    Apr 25, 2022

    JOIN US FOR THE 4TH ANNUAL CHAIRE/WILDS PSEUDO IN-SITU CONSERVATION SHORT COURSE!
  2. Dr. Kelly George Receives NACTA Educator Award

    Apr 20, 2022

    CHAIRE Co-Director Dr. Kelly George was recently awarded the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Educator Award. The NACTA Educator Award recognizes "individuals whose efforts represent the very best in agricultural higher education." Dr. George was selected for this award based on her nomination by the Department of Animal Sciences, support from current students, alumna, and peer faculty, and a review committee of NACTA members. As described by one of her former students: "Through her teaching, Dr.

  3. HAI Club Hosts 2nd Annual Goat Yoga Event

    Apr 8, 2022

    The Human-Animal Interactions Club, CHAIRE's undergraduate student organization, recently hosted their 2nd annual Goat Yoga event. In partnership with Harrison Farm and Bern Yoga, this event was once again very successful, with a full session of 40 participants. During the session, participants were led through a beginner yoga practice, while goats from Harrison Farm made their way around the arena and curiously engaged with some of the participants.