Therapy Dogs Brought In To Help With Final Exam Stress

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG News
Therapy Dogs Brought In To Help With Final Exam Stress

Today is the first day of final exams at UNBC.

To help students de-stress and prepare, the University hosted “Exam Jam” yesterday.

“We host this event twice a year, so every fall semester and every winter semester,” says the UNBC Academic Success Centre Coordinator, Chrissy Ingram. “The purpose is to provide review sessions for students as they head into their exam period, but also to provide health and wellness opportunities like ‘Pet a Puppy’.”

“There’s kind of a lull period between the end of classes and exams so that’s where students are mostly freaking out, going ‘I need to study’, ” says the UNBC Student Life Coordinator, Emily Gadzala. “That’s usually where we try to enforce self-care, try to show students that it’s okay to take care of yourself. So doing that, we bring in some therapy dogs to let them pet the dogs a de-stress a little bit.”

Grimmus and Freddie were brought in for the ‘Pet a Puppy’ session to end off this semester. Close to 100 students lined up to interact with the two furry friends.

The health and wellness activities are growing in size, with more students taking advantage each semester. Final exams run until December 16.

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