Apr 25, 2022
JOIN US FOR THE 4TH ANNUAL CHAIRE/WILDS PSEUDO IN-SITU CONSERVATION SHORT COURSE!
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.
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.
Apr 4, 2022
Last week, CHAIRE graduate student Nicole Lorig successfully passed her candidacy exam, officially earning the status of PhD Candidate. Nicole is advised by Dr. Kim Cole in the Department of Animal Sciences, with additional committee members Dr. Lisa Bielke (Department of Animal Sciences), Dr. Kathryn Lenz (Department of Psychology and Neuroscience), Dr. Joseph Guada (College of Social Work), and Dr. Aubrey Fine (Professor Emeritus at California Polytechnic University; Department of Education and Integrative Studies).
Feb 18, 2022
CHAIRE is excited to announce that Pilot Dogs is partnering with the Human-Animal Interactions Club to develop a puppy raising program. Pilot Dogs is a school here in Columbus, OH that trains dogs to become guides for blind and visually impaired people, helping them achieve greater independence and mobility. CHAIRE has supported and worked with Pilot Dogs for several years, but we are looking forward to this new partnership to assist with the socialization and training of puppies that will hopefully go on to become 'Pilot Dogs.'
Feb 15, 2022
On February 15th, CHAIRE and the Environmental Professionals Network co-hosted Coyotes, Coffee, and Carnivores - Finding human-animal coexistence in a crowded world. The program featured discussions from CHAIRE's Program Coordinator, Madeline Winans, Dr. José Vicente López Bao from Universidad de Oviedo-Campus de Mieres, Dr. Stanley Gehrt from the School of Environment and Natural Resources, and President and CEO of Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Tom Schmid.
Feb 11, 2022
CHAIRE Graduate Student Brittany Fischer recently passed her candidacy exam and officially became a PhD candidate in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Brittany is co-advised by Drs. Mark Flint and Tom Wittum, with additional committee members Dr. Jaylene Flint of the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, and Drs. Jess Pempek and Kelly George of the Department of Animal Sciences.
Dec 6, 2021
The Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging/Assessment Contest (AWJAC) virtually celebrated its 21st year of competition on November 20th and 21st. The Ohio State University was once again well-represented across all student divisions: undergraduate junior, undergraduate senior, graduate, and veterinary. Students were co-coached by CHAIRE Members Zach England and Dr. Jess Pempek, and species covered in this year’s contest included psittacines as pets, cats in a research setting, and boar studs.
Nov 12, 2021
CHAIRE Members Dr. Jessica Pempek and Dr. Kelly George recently contributed to an episode of the Ohio State Animal Sciences Podcast which explored the topic of Animal Welfare. Written and recorded by Alec Reusch, and overseen by Dr. James Kinder, for The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences, within the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences, the Ohio State Animal Sciences Podcast takes a few minutes to provide an overview of a particular topic related to animal science.
Nov 2, 2021
Our third annual fundraising event took place one month ago today! On Saturday, October 2nd at the Ohio State Equine Center, CHAIRE hosted our fundraiser in a brand new format. This year's event featured a festival-style afternoon of animals interactions and demonstrations, kids' games, educational opportunities, a silent auction, music, and food trucks. This was a record-breaking fundraising event for CHAIRE, while also fulfilling CHAIRE's mission to expand our knowledge of the interrelationships between people, animals, and the environment.