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Chandler is a therapy cat who helps his owner with various mental disorders. (Photo by Linsey Raschkowan)

Furry friends are the best new therapists for students

Sunlight streams into a tiny apartment on Jarvis Street. Small, furry cat toys litter the floor. On a grey loveseat, a chubby, orange cat sleeps. His name is Chandler and he’s a service cat.

“You don’t realize it because it’s very subconscious,” said Melissa Sorokolit, Chandler’s owner. “But animals are very intuitive with how you’re feeling.”

by Linsey Raschkowan· · Features
(Ryersonian file photo)

The unexpected success of Ryerson’s therapy dogs

First-year film studies student Kristen Romano would usually be at a coffee shop in between classes, but she’s happy to stay on campus today. Even though she could really use a break from school, she stands patiently in line outside the lower gym at Kerr Hall West. She’s excited to enter a gym full of cute, cuddly, therapy dogs she’s […]

by Jen Chae· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Four-legged therapists

Four-legged therapists

Furry four-legged pooches are coming back to campus Thursday. Certified therapy dogs will be on site for students to pet and interact with in hopes of relieving some built-up stress. This is the fourth event hosted by the Access Centre, Ryerson security and the Counselling Centre since October of last year. Bronwyn Dickson, a counsellor at Ryerson and one of […]

by Tanya Cruz· · Arts & Life, Health, Top stories
VIDEO: Robots to the rescue!

VIDEO: Robots to the rescue!

  See our previous coverage: Rye professor, dog, and robot team up for rescue missions   Host: Kim Brown Producer: Josh McLean

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