- Some Canadian universities, including Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, are using dog-driven strategies to ease student stress around exam time.
- Dalhousie arranges for dogs to visit an official "puppy room" on campus so that students can cuddle and play with the animals.
- The University of Toronto adopted similar strategy at its law school, allowing students to bring their own dogs to school.
From the article:
"... 'Mental health is a very serious issue that we’re trying to respond to on campus. We thought this could be a very fun, cheap way of addressing that,' he said.
Students at Dalhousie who don’t make it to 'the puppy room' during three time slots can also get a free ride to the local SPCA, where they can play with cats or walk a dog. ..."