Jul 22, 2021
Suzi Rapp retires from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium after 39 years of service this month! Suzi has been a major supporter of CHAIRE since the beginning, through both serving on CHAIRE's advisory committee, and facilitating and supporting several research, education, and outreach projects with the Animal Programs Department at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
Jul 8, 2021
Please help us welcome Madeline Winans as the new CHAIRE Program Coordinator! Madeline will be taking over for Brittany over the next month as Brittany continues to pursue her PhD in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine within the College of Veterinary Medicine and remains engaged with our center as a CHAIRE Graduate Student.
Jun 10, 2021
Former CHAIRE graduate student Zach England recently accepted a Research Associate position working with Dr. Jessica Pempek, Animal Welfare Specialist in the Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University. His role is to assist Dr. Pempek in conducting research which is currently focused on calf welfare. In the future, Zach will help with teaching students and have an extension role as well.
May 27, 2021
CHAIRE member Dr. Mark Flint and PhD student Brittany Fischer recently traveled to North and South Carolina to begin data collection for their project titled “Wild Sourced Collection of Marine Fishes for Aquariums: Assessing the Ecosystem Impact of Individuals Acquired.” Dr. Flint and Brittany were also accompanied by former graduate student Madeline Winans. The team spent the week collecting water quality parameters, surveying wild species, and performing health exams of fishes at two sites in each state as indicators of ecosystem health.
Apr 26, 2021
Four of our CHAIRE Graduate Students Madeline Winans, Shannon Kelley, Yolonda Bradshaw, and Zach England have completing their thesis exams and are now preparing to graduate this semester. Madeline’s defense seminar was titled “Measuring the Welfare Effect of Facility Relocation on a Population of California Sea Lions (Zalophus californiaus)” which was completed in partnership with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (CZA).
Apr 6, 2021
We are excited to announce that we will once again be holding our Pseudo In-situ Conservation Short Course for students in partnership with the Wilds!
Mar 23, 2021
We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Animals for a new Special Issue titled "How Animal Welfare Reforms Are Reshaping Societal Institutions Charged with Animal Management." The deadline for manuscript submissions is February 1, 2021.
Mar 1, 2021
We are excited to announce our Undergraduate March Madness Program!
The entire month of March we will be raising funds to establish this new program for undergraduate students. Follow the link below to visit our event page to learn more and how your donation can make a difference for our students.
View Undergraduate March Madness Page
Dec 4, 2020
On November 21-22, the OSU Animal Welfare Judging Team competed at the virtual AVMA Animal Welfare Assessment Contest. This year, undergraduate, graduate, and veterinary students competed placing in all divisions and taking home the most awards out of any university at 5 out of 20. The contest included participants from 32 universities and 7 different countries.
Nov 12, 2020
Dr. Mark Flint was the third recipient of CHAIRE’s RFP funding this past January for his project titled “Wild Sourced Collection of Marine Fishes for Aquariums: Assessing the Ecosystem Impact and Longevity of Individuals Acquired.” Funding includes four semesters of stipend, tuition, and benefits for PhD student Brittany Fischer who began her program in fall 2020.