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Committing to the discomfort of care and curiosity: Investigations of cows’ welfare, lives, and relations

Committing to the discomfort of care and curiosity: Investigations of cows’ welfare, lives, and relations

by Carley MacKay In my dissertation research, I investigate cow welfare on grass-fed beef farms to, in part, question and examine the possibility of grass-fed beef farming in providing cows with more care than conventional beef farming. In connection with this, I analyze cow welfare to explore the agencies, subjectivities, and relationships of cows whose

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Conversation to action: Urban planning resource to address anti-Black racism in cities

Conversation to action: Urban planning resource to address anti-Black racism in cities

Spurred by the death of George Floyd, York University alumna, award-winning placemaker and author Jay Pitter brings her work in urban planning policy and anti-Black racism to the University to create a new resource – Engaging Black People and Power. This powerful resource, developed in a Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) graduate-level urban planning course of

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Exploring the rights of animals

Exploring the rights of animals

How do we think about animals? Where do we put them, where do they belong? How do we interact with them? Are these human-animal relations good, bad, or otherwise? These are some of the questions that EUC Dean and Professor Alice J. Hovorka has investigated through two SSHRC Insight Grants on The Lives of Animals

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Animal governance in Botswana and Canada

Animal governance in Botswana and Canada

Principal Investigator: Alice Hovorka. Funding: SSHRC Insight Grant. Term: 2016-2023. How do we think about animals? Where do we put them and where do they belong? How do we interact with them and are these human-animal relations good, bad, otherwise? How might we understand the lives of animals in terms of their circumstances and experiences,

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Animal governance in Botswana and Canada

Animal governance in Botswana and Canada

How do we think about animals? Where do we put them and where do they belong? How do we interact with them and are these human-animal relations good, bad, otherwise? How might we understand the lives of animals in terms of their circumstances and experiences, welfare and rights to achieve sustainable and just interspecies relations?

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