Synergy with ISHAR

Synergy with ISHAR

Synergy with ISHAR

Humanity’s attitudes towards animals and their treatment have evolved significantly over the past two decades. In almost every sphere of our culture, people are re-examining their relationships with nature and animals. In turn, this development has stimulated growing scholarly interest in this topic. 

The Canisius College Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations (ISHAR) is dedicated to advancing humankind’s perspectives on non-human animals.  It encourages dialog on the pressing issues in Anthrozoology among our students and among members of the broader community.  It is at the forefront in examining issues like responsible pet ownership/companion animal stewardship, zoo industry reform, animal use as food, animal-assisted interventions, animal use in science, and the use of science in advocating wildlife conservation. 

In each year, ISHAR will host prominent speakers and interdisciplinary symposia at Canisius in ways that will complement the course offerings in our Anthrozoology Master’s Program. 

To learn more about ISHAR, click here.