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B.A.R.K. recognized as Unsung Heroes!

B.A.R.K. recognized as Unsung Heroes!

Photos taken by Adam Lauzé and Darren Hull.  UBC’s President Dr. Santa Ono recognized B.A.R.K’s Director Dr. John-Tyler Binfet and Coordinator Freya Green as unsung heroes in this week’s community update! Dr. Ono provided an overview of the B.A.R.K. program and recognized the contribution of Dr. Binfet, Freya, and the B.A.R.K. volunteers during stressful times on […]

Phoenix News: Behind the BARK

Phoenix News: Behind the BARK

Photo taken by Adam Lauzé, 2021 UBC Okanagan’s official newspaper, The Phoenix News, recently published an article about the B.A.R.K. program and our recent research! The Phoenix’s Madeline Grove interviewed B.A.R.K. volunteer and UBC student, Amelia Willcox. Click here to read more about the B.A.R.K. program, our recent research, and what it means to be […]

B.A.R.K. research featured in The Conversation!

Photo taken by Adam Lauzé, 2019 A study by B.A.R.K. researchers Dr. John-Tyler Binfet, Freya Green, and Zakary Draper has been featured in The Conversation! The article titled Are you a distressed student? Here’s how therapy dogs can help and written by Dr. Binfet, features a recent publication exploring the importance of physical touch in […]

Dr. Binfet: Cops and Therapy Canines: Wagging Tails Reduce Stress

Dr. Binfet: Cops and Therapy Canines: Wagging Tails Reduce Stress

Check out Dr. Binfet’s latest article in Psychology today and learn more about how integrating a canine-assisted intervention into a detachment can reduce occupational stress!

B.A.R.K. featured by Global News Canada!

B.A.R.K. featured by Global News Canada!

Check out Global News’ feature of B.A.R.K.’s recent canine contact study!

B.A.R.K. research featured in People.com!

B.A.R.K. research featured in People.com!

Check out People.com’s feature of B.A.R.K.’s recent canine contact study!

Dr. Binfet: Anxious about Returning to Campus? Therapy Dogs Can Help

Dr. Binfet: Anxious about Returning to Campus? Therapy Dogs Can Help

Check out Dr. Binfet’s latest article in Psychology today and learn more about how physical contact with therapy dogs can improve students’ wellbeing.

Adam Lauzé awarded the Madeline Korfman Memorial Scholarship!

Adam Lauzé awarded the Madeline Korfman Memorial Scholarship!

Congratulations Adam on being one of two recipients of the Madeline Korfman Memorial Scholarship!

Dr. Binfet: Interaction with Canines Builds Children’s Confidence

Dr. Binfet: Interaction with Canines Builds Children’s Confidence

Check out Dr. Binfet’s latest article in Psychology today and learn more about how therapy dogs enhance children’s confidence and social emotional learning.

Camille Rousseau receives the Doctoral Studies Outstanding Publication Award!

Camille Rousseau receives the Doctoral Studies Outstanding Publication Award!

Congratulations to B.A.R.K. doctoral student, Camille Rousseau, on this wonderful achievement!