Welcome to B.A.R.K.
B.A.R.K. is a research-driven program designed to support the emotional well-being of university students grappling with challenges around homesickness, social isolation, and integration into the university community. B.A.R.K. programming consists of both intervention studies and community drop-in services.
News & Updates
- Dr. Binfet: Feeling Lonely on a Crowded Campus? Therapy Dogs Can Help
- UBCO Sessions Announced!
- B.A.R.K. Team presenting at ISAZ 2023!
- Dr. Binfet: Therapy Dogs Help Optimize College Student Mental Health
- New Article: Complexities and considerations in conducting animal-assisted intervention research
- Canines, Students, and Seniors: Valentine’s Day at Missionwood Retirement Resort
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A Positive Impact on Campus
“We couldn’t walk down a hallway without being stopped. As much as I’d like to say it was me they were stopping for, it was all for Frances,” he says with a laugh. “These students would eventually look up at me from petting Frances and say, ‘As much as I miss my family, I miss my dog more’.”
—John-Tyler Binfet, B.A.R.K. Director | Read the Full Story