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Media Advisory: Puppies help SFU students de-stress

November 29, 2013
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Contact:
Jennifer Perutka, SFU Health and Counselling, 778.782.4692, jenn_perutka@sfu.ca  
Stephanie Chow, SFU media relations, 778.782.9543, scchow@sfu.ca

Media Advisory: Puppies help SFU students de-stress

SFU Health and Counselling Services (HCS) is partnering with Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) to bring puppies, which are being trained to be service dogs, to SFU’s Burnaby and Surrey campuses to help students de-stress during final exams.

“Health and Counselling Services tends to see more students during this time as stress levels rise, and it’s important to tend to student needs beyond our clinic and counselling services,” says Jennifer Perutka, marketing and communications coordinator at SFU HCS. “Maintaining well-being goes beyond providing services and into creating environments that nurture our students’ physical and mental health. By partnering with PADS for these events, we are extending our reach further into the SFU community in an innovative and unprecedented way.”

What: PADS puppies help SFU students de-stress
Date: Monday, December 2, 2013
Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Convocation Mall, SFU Burnaby, 8888 University Drive

What: PADS Puppies help SFU students de-stress
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Third level, SFU Surrey, 250 - 13450 – 102 Avenue

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