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Wild Connection: How Do We Connect With Animals? | Leila Goulet | TEDxRoseburg
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We have all had an experience with an animal at some point in our lives… How have these experiences shaped the way we view and interact with living things? What can we do to be the voice of so many vanishing species? In this talk, personal wildlife conservation stories will be explored,...
The relationship between humans and urban foxes on Prince Edward Island
Contributor(s):: Kristine Martin
This study examines the relationship between humans and urban foxes living in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. In recent years colloquial evidence suggests that there has been an increase in foxes living in urban areas of Prince Edward Island, which may eventually lead to an increase in...
Colonial Animality: Canadian Colonialism and the Human-Animal Relationship
Contributor(s):: Azeezah Kanji
Located at the juncture of critical animal studies and decolonial theory, this analysis contemplates the connections and entanglements between settler colonialism and animality in Canadian constitutional discourse. How are coloniality and anthropocentricism — and the borders they draw...
Cougar-human entanglements on Vancouver Island : relational agency and space
Contributor(s):: Rosemary-Claire Magdeleine Solange Collard
Vancouver Island is home to what is estimated to be the densest cougar population in North America. Over the last century and a half, cougar and human residents of the Island have not co-existed peacefully. From government-sponsored bounty hunts of cougars to cougar attacks on children,...
Representations of polar bears in tourism: Exploring power relations through discourse analysis
Historical and contemporary relationships between human beings and polar bears are dynamic and complex, and the lives of these two animal species continue to be intimately intertwined in the tourism context. The polar bear viewing industry increasingly relies on the (re)creation, dissemination,...
Avian reactions towards human approaches in different urban greenery structures in Nanaimo
Contributor(s):: Campbell, M.
Urban green spaces are vital for human quality of life and urban avian ecology. In consequence, these areas attract cutting edge research on human/animal relations and the human roles in avian foraging grounds. However, few studies of bird reactions to human presence have included bird...
The protective association between pet ownership and depression among street-involved youth: a cross-sectional study
Contributor(s):: Lem, M., Coe, J. B., Haley, D. B., Stone, E., O'Grady, W.
Street-involved youth represent a particularly vulnerable subsection of the homeless population and are at increased risk of health problems, substance abuse, and depression. Qualitative research has demonstrated that animal companions help homeless youth cope with loneliness, are motivators for...
Owners' attitudes and practices regarding nutrition of dogs diagnosed with cancer presenting at a referral oncology service in Ontario, Canada
Contributor(s):: Rajagopaul, S., Parr, J. M., Woods, J. P., Pearl, D. L., Coe, J. B., Verbrugghe, A.
Profiling a one-health model for priority populations
Contributor(s):: Panning, C., Lem, M., Bateman, S.
Animal assisted crisis response and creating connections: a practical guide for implementing therapy dogs into a victim services policing environment
Contributor(s):: Krista L. E. Levar
This project was created to address the needs of police based victim services units as they implement a therapy dog program into police detachments. Taking the form of a manual, this project examines the many considerations of implementing a program that has very little precedent in Canada and...
Animal Metropolis: Histories of Human-Animal Relations in Urban Canada
Contributor(s):: Joanna Dean, Darcy Ingram, Christabelle Sethna
Animal Metropolis brings a Canadian perspective to the growing field of animal history, ranging across species and cities, from the beavers who engineered Stanley Park to the carthorses who shaped the city of Montreal. Some essays consider animals as spectacle: orca captivity in Vancouver, polar...
Companion Paws Canada
Companion Paws Canada is dedicated to supporting Canadians in need while providing a second chance for pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with those who would benefit from a companion therapy animal trained with the highest standards practiced at Therapy Dogs International by our own...
Let's "Paws" to Consider the Possibility: Using Support Dogs with Victims of Crime
Today, a service dog helping an individual with sight limitations is accepted and relatively common. There are other trained dogs including those who serve individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and those who serve individuals with mobility limitations. Provincial, territorial, and federal...
Jul 13 2017
2017 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Convention
Street Involved Youth and Companion Animals: A Phenomenological Study
Contributor(s):: Melissa Caines
Of the approximate one hundred and fifty thousand youth in Canada who are homeless on any given night as many as 25 percent of them share their lives with companion animals (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2006) . For many of these young people their companion animal is their only source of...
Equine-assisted therapy and its impact on cortisol levels of children and horses: a pilot study and meta-analysis
Contributor(s):: Yorke, Jan, Nugent, William, Strand, Elizabeth B., Bolen, Rebecca M., New, John, Davis, Cindy
Dog visitation's impact on seniors' social support: comparing group and individual conditions
Contributor(s):: Lindsay Burton
Introduction: Social support (SS) is an important determinant of senior health. Dogs are an underutilized modality for seniors’ SS promotion, and dog visitation programs are emerging to address this underutilization. Dogs impact SS in two ways according to the Social Support Theory, as an...
Public perceptions of coyotes in Vancouver
Contributor(s):: Renee Proulx
The coyote (Canis latrans) has benefitted from the urbanization of previously undeveloped areas and have successfully expanded their range across North America. As they are newcomers, it is interesting to track how the public interacts with and perceives the species. This study is modelled after...
Being there : relationships between people with cancer and their pets : what helps and what hinders
Contributor(s):: Patricia Nitkin
This qualitative research examined the little studied area of human-pet relationships and their impact on persons with cancer. The goal of this study was to gather information from individuals with cancer who had a pet during their illness and explore the helpful and unhelpful aspects of that...