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!
- Date & Time: Friday, August 18, 2023: 2pm-3:30pm
- Location: Innovation Hub, 230 College Street, Room 300
We are excited to invite Sunshine Therapy Dogs. We are welcoming some furry friends will be joining us together in our wonderful space in the Student Commons.
In collaboration with the University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU), the Innovation Hub is excited to invite Sunshine Therapy Dogs. We are welcoming some furry friends who will be joining us together in our wonderful space in the Student Commons.
Come learn about the work at the Innovation Hub and UTSU and discover opportunities for the upcoming semester. We will have activities for you to meet peers from 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 email@example.com.
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