1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. CHAIRE/Wilds Pseudo In-situ Conservation Short Course

    Aug 27, 2019

    Twenty students visited the Wilds this past weekend for the second annual Pseudo In-situ Conservation Short Course. Students spent two days listening to guest lectures and participating in hands-on activities including sleeping outside near rhino for a "bush camp" experience.

  4. ISAZ Animals in the Public Eye: Interactions and Perceptions of Animals Conference

    Jul 22, 2019

    Graduate students Jade Werner, Yolonda Bradshaw, and Nicole Lorig recently attended the International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) Animals in the Public Eye: Interactions and Perceptions of Animals Conference. The conference took place in Orlando, Florida from July 1-4. Students were accompanied by CHAIRE member, Dr. Kim Cole, and CHAIRE co-director Dr. Kelly George.

  5. Graduate Students

    Center for Animal Welfare Science Conference

    May 20, 2019

    CHAIRE Graduate Students Madeline Winans, Yolonda Bradshaw, Jade Werner, Nicole Lorig, and Zach England recently attended the Center for Animal Welfare Science Conference hosted by Purdue University which took place on May 15-16.

    Featured speakers included: David Fraser, PhD, University of British Columbia; Anna Johnson, PhD, Iowa State University; Janice Swanson, PhD, Michigan State University; Nicole Widmar, PhD, Purdue University; and Jan Shearer, DVM,  Iowa State University.

  6. Exotic Animal Behavior & Welfare Study Abroad

    May 6, 2019

    Every summer two groups of students participate in the Exotic Animal Behavior & Welfare Study Abroad Program which spans 2.5 weeks in South Africa. Resident Directors are CHAIRE members Dr. Kelly George and Dr. Steve Moeller who each take a group of nine students. The first group, led by Dr. Moeller, has just arrived safely in South Africa while the second group, which is led by Dr. George, leaves the U.S. on May 25th.

  7. Students and Rhino

    CHAIRE/Wilds Conservation Short Course

    Apr 8, 2019

    Registration for our next Pseudo In-situ Conservation Short Course is now open!
  8. Campus Campaign

    Campus Campaign

    Mar 29, 2019

    Are you a faculty or staff member at The Ohio State University?

    " I believe in Ohio State." Please consider CHAIRE when donating to the Campus Campaign. Our fund number is 316123. It is because of you that we have become a center and have the ability to continue our work in research, education, and outreach in the future. Thank you for your continued interest and support.

    Donate here

  9. Cooper the therapy dog

    Student Health Event

    Mar 22, 2019


    FREE event! Come relax with animals right before finals, snacks will be provided.


    Monday April 22nd from 5:00pm-7:30pm


    Animal Science Building Arena (111) 2029 Fyffe Road, Columbus OH 43210


    Dogs, chickens, rabbits, mini-donkeys, lambs, and goats


    All the money from Goat Yoga helped to fund this event! Click the link below to see our recent Goat Yoga event in collaboration with Harrison Farm!


  10. CHAIRE Request for Proposals

    Feb 28, 2019

    We are pleased to announce that we have opened the window for request for proposals for future graduate research assistants. In order to be eligible for submission all proposals must include one CHAIRE member as the principal investigator or co-PI. Proposals must fall into at least one of our focus areas which are Welfare & Behavior, Conservation, Companionship, and Zooeyia.

    The deadline for submission is March 31, 2019 at 11:59pm. All submissions are to be sent to