Publications, Presentations and Media

Publications

Binfet, J. T., Green, F. L. L., & Draper, Z. A. (2021). The Importance of Client–Canine Contact in Canine-Assisted Interventions: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Anthrozoös. https://doi.org/10.1080/08927936.2021.1944558.

Binfet, J. T., Draper, Z. A., & Green, F. L. L. (2020). Stress reduction in law enforcement officers and staff through a canine-assisted intervention. Human Animal Interaction Bulletin, 8(2), 34-52.

Harris, N. M. & Binfet, J. T. (2020) Exploring Children’s Perceptions of an After-School Canine-Assisted Social and Emotional Learning Program: A Case Study. Journal of Research in Childhood Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/02568543.2020.1846643

Rousseau, C. X., Binfet, J. T., Green, F. L. L., Tardif-Williams, C., Draper, Z. A., & Maynard, A. (2020). Up the leash: An investigation of handler well-being and perceptions of volunteering in canine-assisted interventions. Pet Behavior Science, 10, 15-35. https://doi.org/10.2107/pbs.vi10.12598 

Tardif-Williams, C. Y., Binfet, J.T., & Rousseau, C. X. (2019). Shifting preservice teachers’ views of animal welfare and advocacy through a human-animal relationships course. Society & Animals, 1(opa), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1163/15685306-12341640

Silas, H. J., Binfet, J. T., & Ford, A. (2019). Therapeutic for all? Observational assessments of therapy canine stress in an on-campus stress reduction program. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 32, 6-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jveb.2019.03.009

Kjellstrand-Hartwig, E., & Binfet, J. T. (2019). What’s important in canine-assisted intervention teams? An investigation of canine-assisted intervention program online screening tools. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 29, 53-60.

Binfet, J. T. & Struik, K. (2018). Dogs on campus: Holistic assessment of therapy dogs and handlers for research and community initiatives. Society & Animals, 1-30.

Binfet, J. T., Silas, H. J., Longfellow, S. W., & Widmaier, K. (2018). When veterinarians support canine therapy: Bidirectional benefits for clinics and therapy programs. Veterinary Sciences (early online edition) doi: 10.3390/vetsci5010002

Binfet, J. T., Passmore, H. A., Cebry, A., Struik, K., & McKay, C. (2018). Reducing university students’ stress through a drop-in canine-therapy program. Journal of Mental Health, 1-30.

Struik, K. & Binfet, J.T.  (2017) Child-canine bonding in children with ASD: Findings within and across case studies. Animalia, 1-30

Binfet, J. T. (2017). The effects of group-administered canine therapy on first-year university students’ well-being: A randomized controlled trial. Anthrozoos30, 397-414.

Binfet, J. T. & Passmore, H. A. (2016). Hounds and homesickness: The effects of an animal-assisted therapeutic intervention for first-year university students. Anthrozoos29, 441-454.

Binfet, J. T., Trotman, M. L., Henstock, H. D., & Silas, H. J. (2016). Reducing the affective filter: Using canine-assisted therapy to support international students’ English language development. BC Teaching English as an Additional Language1, 18-37.

Conference Presentations

Symposium at the annual meeting of the International Society for Anthrozoology, Buffalo, NY (Virtual). University-Based Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAIs): Theory and Research Toward Identifying Direct and Indirect Effects of Active Components on Stress-Related Outcomes

  • Paper 1: Pendry, P. (2021, June 23). Touch Expect and Support Theory (TEST): A pathway model describing active components of University-based AAIs on proximal and distal stress-related outcomes.
  • Paper 2: Vandagriff, J. L., & Pendry, P. (2021, June 23). Teasing Out Effective AAI Components of a University-Based Animal Visitation Program on Students’ Physiological Arousal and Regulation.
  • Paper 3: Binfet, J. T., Green, F. L. L., & Draper, Z. A. (2021, June 23). The Importance of Touch in On-Campus Canine-Assisted Stress-Reduction Interventions: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Binfet, J. T., Kjellstrand Hartwig, E., & Green, F. L. L. (2020, September). Taking off the vest: When should a dog be Retired? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Anthrozoology, Liverpool, UK.

Green, F. L. L. & Binfet, J. T., (2020, September). Uncovering the views of law enforcement personnel who participated in a canine assisted-intervention: A case study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Anthrozoology, Liverpool, UK.

Harris, N. M., & Binfet, J. T. (2020, September). A case study exploring children’s experience participating in a canine-assisted social-emotional learning program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Anthrozoology, Liverpool, UK.

Rousseau, C. X. & Binfet, J. T. (2020, September). When it comes to animals, what are scholars publishing about?: A bibliometric analysis of publications across three HAI journals. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Anthrozoology, Liverpool, UK.

Johnson, C., Winston, K., Mills, D., Davenport, R., & Binfet, J. T. (2020, September). The Effects of a Canine-Assisted Intervention on Occupational Therapy Graduate Students’ Perceptions of Well-being: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Anthrozoology, Liverpool, UK.

Binfet, J. T., Draper, Z. A., & Green, F. L. L. (2019, July 4). Reducing stress in law enforcement officers and staff through a canine-assisted intervention. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Anthrozoology, Orlando, Florida.

Rousseau, C. X., Draper, Z. A., Binfet, J. T. Tardif-Williams, C. & Green, F. L. L. (2019, July 4). Exploring handlers’ wellbeing in an on-campus canine-assisted intervention. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Anthrozoology, Orlando, Florida.

Silas, H. J., & Binfet, J. T. (2018, July 4). Therapeutic for all? Observational assessments of therapy canine stress during sessions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for AnthrozoologySydney, Australia.

Symposium at the annual meeting of the International Society for Anthrozoology, Sydney, Australia. Therapy canines: Screening and assessment, safeguarding well-being, and innovative programming.

  • Paper 1: Hartwig, E., & Binfet, J. T. (2018, July 4). What’s important in screening therapy canines?: A review of 320 North American canine-assisted programs.
  • Paper 2: Silas, H. J., Calibaba, B., & Binfet, J. T. (2018, July 4). Safeguarding therapy canine well-being: Educating the public to recognize stress indicators in working canines.
  • Paper 3: McKay, C., Harris, N., & Binfet, J. T. (2018, July 4). Building confidence through K9’s: A pilot program to build children’s leadership through interactions with therapy canines.

Tardiff-Williams, C., Binfet, J. T., & Rousseau, C. (2017, October 12). Connections between preservice teachers’ conceptualizations of child-animal interactions and views about promoting humane education in the classroom. Paper presented at the 2017 Conceptualizing Children and Youth Conference, St. Catharines, Canada.

Binfet, J. T., Passmore, H. A., Cebry, A., Struik, K., & McKay, C. (2017, June 24). Reducing university students’ stress through a drop-in canine-therapy program. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Society for Anthrozoology, Davis, California (June 22-25).

Kjellstrand-Hartwig, E. & Binfet, J. T. (2017). Best practices for screening and selection of potential therapy canine teams: Preliminary findings from a systematic review of U.S. and Canadian AAT programs. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Society for Anthrozoology, Davis, California (June 22-25).

Tardiff-Williams, C., Binfet, J. T., & Rousseau, C. (2017). Fostering agents of change: Laying the foundations for professional advocacy through participation in an undergraduate course on human-animal interactions. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Society for Anthrozoology, Davis, California (June 22-25).

Trotman, M., & Binfet, J. T. (2016). Reducing the affective filter: Using canine-assisted therapy to support international students’ English language development. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International
Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations
, Paris, France (July 13).

Binfet, J. T. (2016). The effects of single-session animal-assisted therapy on first-year university students’ well-being: A randomized controlled trial. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations, Paris, France (July 11).

Binfet, J. T., & Passmore, H. A. (2016). Hounds and homesickness: The effects of an animal-assisted therapeutic intervention for first-year students. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Society for Anthrozoology, Barcelona, Spain (July 9).

Struik, K., & Binfet, J. T. (2016). Canine-child bonding in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Findings within and across case studies. Poster presented at the annual conference of the International Society for Anthrozoology, Barcelona, Spain (July 8).

Binfet, J. T., & Cull, I. (2016). Heavy petting on campus: An overview of the Building Academic Retention through K9s program. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services, Winnipeg, Manitoba (June 19).

Gillett, J. & Binfet, J. T. Going to the Dogs: Considerations and implications of structured Human-Animal Interactions on campus. Paper presented at the conference of Health Promoting Universities and Colleges, Kelowna, BC (June 22-26, 2015).

Binfet, J. T. (2014). The effects of animal-assisted therapy on university students’ social-emotional well-being: A feasibility study. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Society of Anthrozoology, Vienna, Austria (July 19-21, 2014).

Binfet, J. T. (2014). Holistic assessment of therapy dogs: Dog selection for the University of British Columbia’s Building Academic Retention through K9s Program. Poster presented at the annual conference of the
International Society of Anthrozoology, Vienna, Austria (July 19-21, 2014).

Media

Radio/Television

Wild Connection: The podcast. (2021, Sept. 26). For the Love of K9’s with John-Tyler Binfet {Podcast}

Pet Partners (2021, Sept. 15). Meet the Leaders in AAI – International Society for Anthrozoology {Facebook Live Event}

Spice Radio Vancouver. (2021, Aug. 20). UBCO Study reveals how cuddling with dogs is basically like medicine for your mind. {Radio}

Global BC (2021, Aug. 20). {Province-wide Television}

Jill Bennett Show, Global News CKNW. (2021, Aug. 16). {Radio}

Print

Headtopics Singapore (2021, Aug. 25). ‘Make time for a canine cuddle!’: Touching a dog boosts our wellbeing.

Actu Santé (France; 2021, Aug. 23). Faire des caresses à son chien permet de combattre le stress et améliorer son bien-être (French).

Tin Mỗi Giờ (2021, Aug. 23). Nghiên cứu cho thấy những sinh viên được nuôi, cưng nựng những chú chó đã được cải thiện sức khỏe và ít bị căng thẳng hơn (Vietnamese).

Market Research Telecast (2021, Aug. 21). “A safe method to reduce stress”: They confirm that hugging a dog helps improve mental well-being.

Easy Branches Cuba (2021, Aug. 21). Confirman que abrazar a un perro ayuda a mejorar el bienestar mental – Radio Ñanduti (Spanish).

Martha Stewart (2021, Aug. 20). Study Uses Science to Confirm That Cuddling a Dog Is Good for Your Health.

Earth.com (2021, Aug. 20). Cuddling with dogs can improve your well-being.

Mate News Argentina (2021, Aug. 20). Abrazar a un perro ayuda a mejorar el bienestar mental (Spanish).

The World News (2021, Aug. 19). Hugging a dog good for mental well-being, B.C. study suggests.

The Hill (2021, Aug. 19). Scientists show that cuddling with a dog significantly improves your well-being.

Global News Canada (2021, Aug. 19). Hugging a dog good for mental well-being, B.C. study suggests.

Bolu Bubu (2021, Aug. 19). Riset: Memeluk Anjing Memiliki Manfaat Positif untuk Kesehatan Mental (Indonesian).

Teligrafi (2021, Aug. 19). Studentët që përqafohen me qentë janë më pak të stresuar, zbulon studimi (Albanian).

Daily Mail UK (2021, Aug. 18). Teacher’s pet! Students that cuddle with dogs have improved well-being and are less stressed, study finds. 

Veterinarian Daily News (2021, Aug. 18). Animal Therapy Is Basically Medicine For Your Mind, According To A New Study.

BC Local News (2021, Aug. 18). Canine cuddles significantly increases wellbeing, says UBCO.

HobbyEn (2021, Aug. 18). 캐나다 대학 연구팀 “반려견 껴안고 배 문지르고 귀 긁어주면 건강 좋아진다” (Korean).

Klatsch-Tratsch (2021, Aug. 18). Studie beweist endlich: Mit Hunden kuscheln ist super gesund (German).

Msn.com (2021, Aug. 18). Pesquisa comprova: acariciar um cão faz muito bem para a sua saúde (Portuguese).

Bahrain Kivazen (2021, Aug. 17). Cuddling dogs is good for your health, study shows.

Argentina Kivazen (2021, Aug. 17). Cuddling dogs is good for your health, study shows.

CTV News Vancouver (2021, Aug. 17). Cuddling a dog is good for your health, and new research from a B.C. university proves it.

People (2021, Aug. 17). Study Uses Science to Confirm That Cuddling a Dog Is Good for Your Health.

Narcity (2021, Aug. 17). A new study has revealed that cuddling with dogs is basically medicine for your mind.

CBS Minnesota (2021, Aug. 17). Cuddling Dogs Is Good For Your Health, Study Finds.

iHeart Radio (2021, Aug. 16). Cuddling a dog is good for your health and new research proves it.

Kelowna Capital News. (2021, Aug. 16). Canine cuddles significantly increases student wellbeing, says UBCO.

Psychology Today (2021, Aug. 15). Anxious about Returning to Campus? Therapy Dogs Can Help

My Vet Candy (2021, July 27). Friends fur life help build skills for life.

The Ubyssey (2021, July 6). Our Animal Friends: More Than Puppy Love.

Psychology Today (2021, June 12). Interaction with Canines Builds Children’s Confidence.

UBC In the Field (2021, June 2). Keep Calm and B.A.R.K. On.

Digital Journal (2021, May 21). Don’t end up in the doghouse.

Psychology Today (2021, May 1). A kid’s guide to meeting a new dog.

Doggymom.com (2021, Feb. 21). Dogs put the fun into learning vital social skills.

Opera News (2021, Feb. 21). Dogs help children improve their confidence and social skills.

Moms (2021, Feb. 21). Therapy Dogs Can Help Children Learn Important Social Skills, Researchers Say.

Earth.com (2021, Feb. 20). Dogs help children improve their confidence and social skills.

News Break (2021, Feb. 19). Therapy dogs can help teach kids life-long social skills.

Castanet (2021, Feb. 19). UBCO researchers use therapy dogs to help children learn social skills.

Study Finds (2021, Feb. 19). Therapy dogs can help teach kids life-long social skills.

Knowledia (2021, Feb 19). Friends fur life help build skills for life.

Nostro Figlio (2021, Feb 18). Il doppio beneficio della dog therapy. 

Tech Codex (2021, Feb 18). Friends ‘fur’ life help build skills for life.

Love Avia (2021, Feb 18). Friends fur life help build skills for life.

Samachar Central (2021, Feb 18). Friends ‘fur’ life help build skills for life.

Hobbs Online News (2021, Feb 18). Fur Friends Help Build Learning Vital Social Skills.

Kelowna Capital News (2021, Feb. 17). UBCO therapy dogs help kids learn social skills. 

West K News (2021, Feb. 17). UBCO therapy dogs help kids learn social skills.

Science Daily (2021, Feb. 17). Friends fur life help build skills for life.

Castanet (2021, Feb. 17). Friends fur life help build skills for life.

Press-News (2021, Feb. 17). Friends fur life help build skills for life.

EurekAlert (2021, Feb. 17). Friends fur life help build skills for life. 

Phys.org (2021, Feb 17). Friends ‘fur’ life help build skills for life.

Florida News Times (2021, Feb 17). A Friend’s ‘fur’ life help build skills for life.

Naveen Bharat (2021, Feb. 17). Friends fur life help build skills for life.

Big Surf Science News (2021, Feb 17). Friends fur life help build skills for life.

Arabica Post (2021, Feb 17). Fur Friends life helps build life skills.

My Droll (2021, Feb 17). Friends ‘fur’ life help build skills for life.

UBC Okanagan News (2021, Feb. 17). Friends fur life help build skills for life. 

HelloBARK (2021, Jan. 13). Dr. John Binfet On B.A.R.K At University Of British Columbia.

Radio

Global News, Jill Bennett Show (2021, August 16)

Print

Huffington Post (2019, Dec. 18th) Therapy Dogs Ease Passenger Stress at Most Major Canadian Airports.
Click here.

Medium (2019, Dec. 18th) Your Pet Can Help You with Your Homework: The secrets of pet therapy for daily life use.
Click here.

CBC (2019, Dec. 7th) Dogs may be smarter than we think — and can benefit our health in ways we don’t realize.
Click here.

Diply (2019, Dec. 5th) Kids struggling to learn to read can benefit from a dog, study shows.
Click here.

Daily Mail UK (2019, Dec. 3rd) Children spend longer reading and are motivated to learn when there’s a dog in the room, study finds.
Click here.

Yahoo (2019, Dec. 3rd) New research says having a dog may help motivate kids to read more.
Click here.

Martha Stewart (2019, Dec. 3rd) New Research Says Having a Dog May Help Motivate Kids to Read More.
Click Here.

Psych Central (2019, Dec. 3rd) Story time with dogs can keep kids reading.

Animal’s Health (Spain) (2019, Dec. 3rd) Demuestran que los perros ayudan a mejorar la lectura de los niños.
Click here.

Science Daily (2019, Dec. 2nd) Dogs promote page turning for young readers.
Click here.

The Daily Courier (2019, Nov. 29th) Spot helps young students learn to read.
Click here.

Global News (2019, Nov. 28th) UBC Okanagan study finds dogs boost literacy in young students.
Click here.

Times Colonist (2019, Nov. 28th) Could dogs boost children’s reading? This UBC researcher says ‘yes’.
Click here.

Vancouver Sun (2019, Nov. 28th) UBC study finds dogs may help motivate kids to read.
Click here.

Tri City News (2019, Nov. 28th) Could dogs boost children’s reading? This UBC researcher says yes.
Click here.

KelownaNow (2019, Nov. 28th) Dogs help children read challenging books, UBC Okanagan study shows.
Click here.

The World News (2019, Nov. 28th) UBC study finds dogs may help motivate kids to read.
Click here.

UBC Okanagan News (2019, Nov. 28th) New research demonstrates dogs promote page turning.
Click here.

Huffington Post (2019, Mar. 19th) I oversee a dog therapy program on a college campus. Here’s what I have learned.
Click here.

Ottawa Citizen (2019, Mar. 11th) Dog therapy: What I’ve learned overseeing 60 canine campus teams
Click here.

The Conversation (2019, Mar. 10th) Dog therapy: What I’ve learned overseeing 60 canine campus teams
Click here for the article in English.
Click here for the article in French.

The Globe and Mail (2019, Jan. 8th) Furry therapists bring students stress relief
Click here.

Television

Castanet (2019, Nov. 30th) Pups help kids read: New study shows kids’ reading improves in presence of dogs. Click here.

Global News (2019, Nov. 28th) UBC study says dogs help young children with reading. Click here.

Radio

Global News, Charles Adler Tonight (2019, Nov 29th)

RNC Colombia (2019, Dec 7th)

Print

Course Hero (2018, Dec. 4th). Doggy therapy for college students. Click here.

Kelowna Capital News (2018, Nov. 15th) UBC Okanagan BARK program helps local kids with social skills
Click here.

Gazette Magazine (2018, July 3rd) K9 comfort: Therapy dogs come to Kelowna detachment
Click here.

Arrow Lakes News (2018, Mar. 12th) Therapy dogs makes students happier, study finds.
Click here.

Penticton Herald (2018, Mar. 10th) Mounties going to the dogs, and they couldn’t be happier
Click here.

Kelowna Capital News (2018, Mar. 9th) An RCMP officer’s best friend
Click here.

Global News (2018, Mar. 8th) Kelowna RCMP test pilot project using animals to reduce work stress
Click here.

Kelowna Now (2018, Mar. 8th) The Kelowna RCMP embraces dog therapy
Click here.

Kelowna Capital News (Lake Country Calendar) (2018, Mar. 8th) Kelowna therapy dogs helping local RCMP
Click here.

InfoNews Vernon (2018, Mar. 8th) Kelowna RCMP using therapy dogs to fight stress
Click here.

Castanet (2018, Mar. 8th) Kelowna cops get ruff
Click here.

CBC (2018, Mar. 8th) Kelowna RCMP use therapy dogs to battle stress
Click here.

The Daily Courier (2018, Mar. 8th) Therapy dogs comfort Kelowna police officers
Click here.

AM 1150 (2018, Mar. 8th) K-9’s Lend a Paw to Reduce Stress for RCMP
Click here.

Television

Castanet (2018, Dec. 9th) Reducing stress in students
Click here for article and video.

KelownaNow (2019, Nov. 23rd) Building confidence with K9 pals
Click here for article and video.

KelownaNow (2019, Nov. 15th) UBCO’s BARK program to help local kids with their social skills
Click here for article and video.

KelownaNow (2018, Sept. 13th) Canines help ease homesickness
Click here.

ShawTVOkanagan (2018, Mar. 29th) The OK Show – Episode 9
Click here

BC RCMP (2018, Mar. 8th) UBC B.A.R.K. dog therapy program unleashed in the Kelowna RCMP Detachment
Click here.

Radio

CBC Radio West (2018, Oct. 15) UBCO Special
Click here. (Begins at 1 min 35 s)

Print

KelownaNow (2017, Nov. 20th) Support dogs helping to create a better future.

Salmon Arm Observer (2017, Nov. 4th). Smoking pot, cuddling dogs at UBCO. 

The Morning Star (2017, Feb. 27th) Student stress relief: wagging tails and smiling faces.

Kelowna Capital News (2017, Feb. 27th) Student stress relief: wagging tails and smiling faces.

Okanagan Stories (2017). Unleashed Potential.

Television

Brad’s Bark (2017, Feb. 16th) Episode 16 – UBCO B.A.R.K. Program

Print

The Ubyssey (2016, Sept. 22nd) Therapy dogs work, but not how you’d expect them to.

Nature World News (2016, Sept. 9). Homesick in college? Try cuddling your pet dog.

Global News (2016, Sept. 8th) Dogs help new university students fight homesickness: study
Click here

Television

KelownaNow (2016, Sept. 25th) Now You KNow! About the B. A. R. K event at Veda Living
Click here

ShawTV Okanagan (2015, Dec. 29th) B.A.R.K.
Click here

Radio

CBC Radio West (2016, Sept. 7th) Dog therapy helps students with homesickness, says study
Click here

Print

Kelowna Now (2015, Dec. 12th). Pet Me! Therapy Dogs Calm Watson Road Elementary Students
Click here

Phoenix News (2015, Dec. 2nd). The true cost of buying a pet: B.A.R.K as an alternative for students on campus

Okanagan Health & Wellness Magazine’s Pet Health Magazine (2015, July) Going to the Dogs: UBC Okanagan’s B.A.R.K. Program helps students transition to university life
Click here

Castanet (2015, Feb. 17th). UBC Okanagan animal therapy program launches BARK2GO
Click here

Kelowna Now (2015, Feb. 17th). UBCO Animal Therapy Program Expands with BARK2GO
Click here

Television

Global News – Kelowna elementary students get day of K-9 therapy (2015, Dec. 11th)
Click here

ShawTV Okanagan (2015, Mar. 2nd) B.A.R.K.
Click here

CTV News Vancouver (2015, Feb. 27th) UBC Okanagan using puppy love
Click here

CBC Daybreak South (2015, Feb. 20th). UBC-Okanagan B.A.R.K. expansion.

CBC News Vancouver (2015, Feb. 19th) Therapy Dogs

Print

Capital News (2014, Mar. 21st). Creature Comfort, pp. 1-3.
Click here

Heart-Mind Online (2014, Dec. 20th) Invite a Dog to Teach Social Skills in the Classroom

Canyon Courier (2014, Feb. 7th). Rocky Mountain Academy pupils learn it’s cool to be kind.

Phoenix News (2014, Feb. 3rd). Agents of B.A.R.K. – Feature, pp. 21-25.

Phoenix News (2014, Feb. 3rd). UBCO’s Dog Program “Best in Show,” p. 20.
Television

UBC Okanagan Television (2014, Aug. 21st) What goes on in B.A.R.K.?

Radio

CBC Daybreak with Chris Walker (2014, Mar. 6th). Understanding Primary Kindness.

Print

Castanet (2013, Dec. 9th). Kids, Kindness, and Big Ears. Online.

HEALTHY UBC Newsletter, (2013, Dec. 3rd). Thriving faculty Dr. John Tyler Binfet.

Phoenix News (2013, Nov. 21st). BARK Study Lets the Dogs Out. Online.

Television

UBC Television (2013, Winter) Animal-Assisted Therapy Study

UBC Okanagan Television (2013, Nov. 28th) B.A.R.K. Year 2
YouTube Preview Image

Radio

1140 AM (2013, Mar. 12th) Introduction to the B.A.R.K. programme

Print

Capital News Kelowna (2012, Dec. 7th) Therapy mutt helps students learn

UBC Press (2012, Dec. 4th) A mutt called Frances helps teach students at UBC’s Okanagan Campus

Television

UBC Television (2012, Fall) UBC’s Next Big Thing

Radio

Radio Canada International (2012, Dec. 31st ) Frances the dog helping to teach the teachers

CBC, Daybreak South (2012, Nov. 23th / replayed 2013, Mar. 27th) Furry teaching assistant becomes students’ best friend