Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relationships (ISHAR)

Canisius College affirms its strong commitment to the advancement of ethical thought as it pertains to mankindís relationship with nature and the other species with which we share the planet. The Canisius College Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relationships (ISHAR) is at the forefront of Human-Animal Studies, engaging Canisius students and members of our community in dialogs on pressing issues.

ISHAR functions include:


- Coordination among the graduate level Masterís Program in Anthrozoology, the undergraduate Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation major, and for three undergraduate minors (Anthrozoology, Animal Behavior, and Zoo Biology).  


- Interdisciplinary coordination among the collegeís animal-related programs and our Philosophy and Religious Studies programs.  


- The Anthrozoology Speaker Series.  


- Biannual Anthrozoology symposia.  


- Advocacy of animal welfare and conservation via:  


-- The Canisius Ambassadors for Conservation  


-- The Canisius Zoological Society  


-- Volunteers and Interns  



Contact Info: Michael Noonan, PhD, Canisius College , 2001 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14208