The Canisius College Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations will host a symposium, titled "Cats in Context," on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 4:15-6:15 p.m., and Monday, Jan. 21, from 8:45 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Regis Room located in the Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center. The event, sponsored by a grant from college benefactors Al and Noura Gress, is free and open to the public.
"There is no question that cats of all types captivate us and inspire us," said Michael Noonan, professor of animal behavior and director of the college's ISHAR program. "At our symposium, experts from multiple disciplines will come together for a thorough examination of humankind's relationships with cats. They will discuss everything from the history of cats and humans to the welfare of cats in animal shelters."
The format of the program will include formal presentations, roundtable and open discussions by prominent experts, including:
View the full schedule of speakers at http://www.canisiusishar.org/symposia/cats_in_context.htm.
For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at 716-888-2790.