Take a Paws – Therapy Dog Event at the Innovation Hub

Banner of Therapy Dogs at the Innovation Hub

Having a “ruff” day? Join us in welcoming some guests from Sunshine Therapy Dogs for an afternoon of wellness and destressing. Several dogs will be in the Innovation Hub space on Friday, so take a study break and have a ball!  

Event Details 

  • Date & Time: Friday, December 2nd, 2022, 3pm – 5pm 
  • Location: Innovation Hub, 230 College Street, Room 300 

We are excited to invite Sunshine Therapy Dogs. This is the first time some furry friends will be joining us together in our wonderful space in the Student Commons. We will also have icebreakers for you to meet peers across U of T! 

Destressing with Therapy Dogs 

Therapy dogs have been shown in research literature as an evidence-based stress relief strategy and has been long recognized for its impact on well-being (Fiocco & Hunse, 2017). Therapy dogs are trained to provide comfort and affection to everyone, and by nature, they are calm, loving, friendly, and sociable.  

Register for the Event 

With final exam season around the corner, relax with the Innovation Hub. Sign up by registering on the form linked below. Come by and destress, meet some friendly therapy dogs, and connect with your peers while you’re at it! If you have any questions about this event or require accessibility needs, please contact innovationhub@utoronto.ca. 


Fiocco, A. J., & Hunse, A. M. (2017). The buffer effect of therapy dog exposure on stress reactivity in undergraduate students. https://doi.org/10.32920/14637495.v1 

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