Stressed students get some puppy love

(Edmonton) The Office of the Dean of Students came up with four-legged antidotes for students feeling exam time pressure. Big friendly dogs were brought to the U of A campus by a volunteer group called Chimo Animal Assisted Therapy.

The trained therapy dogs and their handlers were calmly mobbed by students Wednesday afternoon in the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science and the Education building.

Students on study breaks lined up for a chance to hunker down with the happy-go-lucky, tail-wagging dogs. There's another dog-petting stress reliever session Dec. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Students' Union Building. On Dec. 14, look for the calming canines on the second floor of the Humanities Centre and in the Alberta School of Business at the undergraduate students' office. And on Monday, Dec. 17, the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science goes to the dogs for a final time during the exam period.

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