Standing for “Building Academic Retention Through K9’s”, B.A.R.K. is a dog therapy programme run under the direction of Dr. Ty Binfet at UBC Okanagan. B.A.R.K. brings together UBCO students, therapy dogs and handlers, and faculty in an effort to reduce stress for students, create a comfortable and supportive environment outside of class and/or residence life, and to promote the socio-emotional well-being of students.
Join us on November 12 for a presentation by Dr. Binfet, who will share an overview of the programme, some results from his innovative research, and a demonstration of the techniques used for interacting with and training the therapy dogs.
This presentation is co-sponsored by the Mental Health Awareness Club and UBC Wellness Outreach as part of their ongoing commitment to raising awareness about student mental health, which will include organizing pet visits on the Vancouver campus this year.
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Where: Room #201 in Wesbrook Building (6174 University Blvd)