Welcome

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AIPARG is composed of faculty and graduate students at the University of Windsor conducting research on aspects of the intersection of abuse against people and animals.

This interdisciplinary group of researchers is working with the community to first understand the interconnections and then advocate for change in policy and practice to better address the needs of all those affected by abuse – human and animal alike.

Visit the Our Members section to learn more about the amazing researchers who are a part of our team, as well as their past research and publications. You will also find details on the exciting research being conducted by our members in the Current Research section.

One of our mandates at AIPARG is to foster connections between academia and the broader service community. Have a look at AIPARG in the News to see the ways we are making these connections.

Our Resources contains information and links for domestic violence shelters about setting up a safe pet program, along with links to organizations that are addressing interpersonal abuse and violence.

Allison Gray, a graduate student member of AIPARG, eloquently presented the rationale for researching the connections between animal and interpersonal abuse in her 2017 SSHRC Storyteller submission. Amid very steep competition, Allison was selected as a finalist! Congratulations!

If you have suggestions of research that needs to be done, questions that you need to be answered, or simply want to let us know what is going on in your community, we would love to hear from you! Send us an email at aiparg@uwindsor.ca.

The research and ongoing activities of AIPARG are funded in part by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (FAHSS) at the University of Windsor and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).