Georgian College hosting Therapeutic Animal Conference

May 25 event ‘provides an opportunity to learn about the human-animal connection’ NEWS RELEASE GEORGIAN COLLEGE ************************* Georgian College is set to host a Therapeutic Animal Conference, bringing together students, faculty, and nationally recognized experts to learn about the impacts and implementation of therapeutic animals, animal-assisted therapy, and service animal programs. This free event will […]

Petting a dog has a curiously therapeutic effect on the brain, study finds

It’s well known that dogs profoundly benefit our mental health as well as provide emotional support. But our pets might also help our brain in other surprising ways, according to new research. Scientists analyzed the impact of petting a dog on the brain’s prefrontal cortex, revealing findings that could one day improve animal-assisted therapy treatments […]

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