ISHAR Speakers Series

The Canisius College Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations is proud to bring prestigious speakers to campus to make presentations on topics related to animal/wildlife advocacy.



Stephan Zawistowski
Executive Vice-President ASPCA
Pet Therapy: Who Benefits and What Are the Risks
February 18th, 2010



Jane Goodall
The Jane Goodall Institute; UN Messenger of Peace
Gombe and Beyond: The Next Fifty Years
April 14, 2010



Jessica Whitham
Chicago Zoological Society
Using Intuition, Hunches and Score Sheets to Improve

Animal Welfare at Zoos and Aquariums
October 14, 2010



Edward Spera
Spera Art Gallery, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Wildlife Art: The Art of Conservation
February 10, 2011



Temple Grandin
Colorado State University
Animal Behavior, Autism, and Sensory Based Thinking
April 20, 2011



James C. Ha
University of Washington
The Use of Primates in Biomedical Research: A Personal Perspective
September 9, 2011




Stephanie LaFarge
ASPCA Counseling Services
Project Nim: A Personal Perspective
January 20, 2012



Wayne Pacelle
The Humane Society of the United States
A History of Animal Cruelty and the Human-Animal Bond,

and the Modern-Day Efforts to Build a New Humane Economy
September 7, 2012



Frans de Waal
Emory University
The Bonobo and the Atheist: Morality, Religion, and Prosocial Primates
August 29, 2013



Hal Herzog
Western Carolina University
Why Do Humans But Not Other Animals Keep Pets?
January 17, 2014



Tiffany Vanderwerf
The Buffalo Zoological Gardens
Finding the Recipe for Effective Zoo Education
August 30, 2014



Michael Tobias
The Dancing Star Foundation
The Many Challenges of Coexistence
January 16-17, 2015




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