Researcher, Speaker, & Educator
An award-winning researcher, speaker, and educator, Dr. Taryn M. Graham focuses on promoting health in cities through pet-friendly policies and programs. She lives in Toronto, Ontario and holds degrees from Concordia University (BA), the University of Waterloo (MA) and the University of Calgary (PhD). Taryn's work has received widespread coverage by the media and press, and she consults on a wide range of animal issues for academic, government, corporate, and non-profit sectors. Her doctoral thesis focused on pets in housing, and she is recognized internationally for this work. Taryn is also the founder of PAWSitive Leadership, a unique program that draws upon the power of pets to teach compassion. She also has experience training dogs and volunteering in animal shelters.