University Uses Dogs to Help Relieve Stress During Exam Week

The weeks of final exams are usually the most stressful time in a college student’s life. One Canadian school has taken a novel approach to helping students forget their worries for a little while. Dalhousie University—in Halifax, Nova Scotia—set up a “puppy room,” staffed by several therapy dogs at a time. The response wowed school adminstrators:

Gavin Jardine, vice-president of student life at Dalhousie’s student union, told the National Post, “We haven’t even printed posters. We just posted a pdf poster to our Facebook page and it took off. We had 1,800 shares, thousands of likes. It’s gone viral on Twitter as well.”

It’s a great idea, and I bet we start to see other colleges and universities implementing similar plans. Once again, dogs come to the aid of humans in trouble!

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What better way to “de-stress” students than to give them a few minutes with a furry friend?

photo via cnn.com

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