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At Dalhousie University therapy dogs are brought to the ‘puppy room’ so that students can visit and pet them to reduce stress before exams. Dec. 4th. 2012 - STUDENTS BREAK FROM STUDIES TO PET DOGS - Dalhousie University students pet Lulu, a seven year old Golden Retreiver in the Dalhousie University Student Union Building. Dalhousie Student Michael Kean came up with the idea of bringing the dogs to campus so students can visit the dogs and pet them to help releave stress before exams. (Sándor Fizli photo for the Globe And Mail)
At Dalhousie University therapy dogs are brought to the ‘puppy room’ so that students can visit and pet them to reduce stress before exams. Dec. 4th. 2012 - STUDENTS BREAK FROM STUDIES TO PET DOGS - Dalhousie University students pet Lulu, a seven year old Golden Retreiver in the Dalhousie University Student Union Building. Dalhousie Student Michael Kean came up with the idea of bringing the dogs to campus so students can visit the dogs and pet them to help releave stress before exams. (Sándor Fizli photo for the Globe And Mail)
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To reduce student stress, Dalhousie lets the dogs in

They’re unleashing the hounds at Halifax’s Dalhousie University to help students reduce stress during this exam period.

Michael Kean, a 21-year-old environmental science student, pitched the idea for therapy dogs to come to campus after hearing it had been tried at McGill University. His initiative was embraced by the Dalhousie Student Union. “It’s just a simple solution to a problem that we have,” he says. “Students are super stressed-out right now.”