SFU’s answer to student stress? Puppies!

Right about now, students at postsecondary schools across Metro Vancouver are looking a little paler and having trouble sleeping. One institution, Simon Fraser University, is letting the dogs out in order to help its students de-stress.

Jennifer Perutka, marketing and communications coordinator for SFU Health and Counselling Services, explains in a news release: "Health and Counselling Services tends to see more students during this time as stress levels rise, and it’s important to tend to student needs beyond our clinic and counselling services." The puppies are from the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society and are being trained to be service dogs.

If you need a dose of puppy love, they'll be at SFU Surrey from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today (December 3). Or, you can just watch the following video:

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Jennifer Perutka
Thanks so much for mentioning SFU's Puppy Therapy! They are definitely the highlight of the semester for many students.

For anyone interested, we have photos from both Burnaby visits here: http://on.fb.me/ICHkRV

And a cute video of the puppies in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLLVsX-Nt8g
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