Georgian College teamed up with Therapeutic Paws of Canada in a pilot program aimed at reducing the stress and anxiety students can feel during the busy end-of-year exam period. Students were invited to drop by a classroom at the Barrie Campus today to enjoy the unconditional love of a therapy dog.
Robyn Glassier works in the Student Life department at Georgian. She co-ordinated the initiative to bring the dogs on campus because she feels that the end-of-year exam period can be particularly stressful for some students.
“We want our students to know that we support them,” said Glassier. “And initiatives like this communicate that we care about their overall well-being. If we can bring in trained furry friends to help reduce blood pressure for our students and spread some joy, then why not?”