Puppy Therapy Returns To SFU Ahead Of Final Exams

SFU Puppy Therapy | SPCA

Exams got you stressed? Hit “paws” on studying and cuddle with a few furry friends at Simon Fraser University.

In collaboration with St. John Ambulance, SFU’s Health and Counselling Services have brought back puppy therapy ahead of the fall 2016 final exams to help students relax and ease stress.

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The puppies visited the Burnaby campus last week, and will visit the Surrey campus next from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Wednesday November 23, and Thursday November 24 in the Mezzanine Area.

The puppies will conclude their fall tour at SFU’s Harbour Centre campus on Tuesday, November 29 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm in the Concourse & Teck Gallery Lounge.

According to a 2014 study, interacting with dogs is equally beneficial as stress management programs for reducing blood pressure, anxiety and depression.

The young pups will be available for interaction in a closed off “puppy pit” and provide the perfect study break opportunity for anyone looking to de-stress.

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