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  1. 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 adaptation...

  2. 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.

  3. Profiling a one-health model for priority populations

    Contributor(s):: Panning, C., Lem, M., Bateman, S.

  4. 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 no...

  5. 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...

  6. 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 CPC...

  7. 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...

  8. Jul 13 2017

    2017 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Convention

    Join us from Thursday, July 13 to Sunday, July 16, 2017 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association's (CVMA) 2017 Convention.CVMA members can mark...

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  9. 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...

  10. 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

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. Urban Coyotes (Canis latrans Say, 1823) in the Lower Mainland, British Columbia: Public Perceptions and Education

    Contributor(s):: Kristine Webber

    Increasing complaints to wildlife agencies and negative media reports about urban coyotes (Canis latrans) suggest a negative attitude toward coyotes. I surveyed the public in the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) for their opinion of urban wildlife and management. Based on these surveys,...

  15. An Institutional Analysis of Ontario's Endangered Species Act: Investigating the Implementation Challenges

    Contributor(s):: Nafisa Sarwath

    In a rapidly changing environment, management of natural resources is essential. Currently the world is undergoing a rapid loss of biodiversity through extinctions caused by human activities. Despite the alarming rate of species endangerment and subsequent loss, efforts to reduce species loss...

  16. Driving Forward: The Power of the Horse in Douro Township 1850-1900

    Contributor(s):: Patrick Leahy

    Rural Ontario was highly dependent upon the horse in the second half of the nineteenth century. However, the horse’s role in rural life has not received the scholarly attention it fully deserves. Economic historians often present the horse as an archaic means of doing farm work or as the...

  17. The Public Health Risks of Three Potentially Zoonotic Viruses in Pigs and Pork in Canada

    Contributor(s):: Barbara Wilhelm

    The research described in this thesis aims to describe the potential public health risks posed by three emerging and potentially zoonotic viruses (hepatitis E virus (HEV), Norovirus (NoV), and rotavirus (RV) in pigs and pork in Canada. This was investigated via a scoping review, surveys of...

  18. A Comparison of Three Animal Welfare Assessment Programs on Canadian Swine Farms

    Contributor(s):: Ashley Nicole Roberts

    Standard measures used in animal welfare assessments include animal-based measures obtained by observing animals, resource-based measures obtained by observing facilities, and management-based measures obtained by interviewing farmers and checking records. Animal welfare assessments are composed...

  19. Global Vets: Student Vets Sharing a Global Vision

    Contributor(s):: K. Tubby, N. Asotra, K. Lillakas, C. Toscano, A. Peregrine

    Global Vets is a program run through the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) which offers student veterinarians a unique opportunity to investigate animal health care in developing countries. The program strives to enhance working relationships and the exchange of ideas between Canadian...

  20. Human-coyote (Canis latrans) interaction in Canadian urban parks and green space: Preliminary findings from a media-content analysis

    Contributor(s):: Shelley M. Alexander, Michael S. Quinn

    The coyote (Canis latrans) is a highly adaptable apex carnivore that provides a critical ecological function in urban ecosystems. Habituation of coyotes results in behavioural changes which can lead to human-wildlife conflict. Understanding human awareness, values and attitudes towards coyotes,...