U of G Stress Busters Featured in CTV News Report


Notes of encouragement are pinned to a library wallThe University of Guelph’s many initiatives to support student wellness through exam time were featured in a CTV News Kitchener report on student stress.

The news agency spoke with Alison Burnett, the director of Student Wellness at U of G, who explained why it’s important for students to take care of their own health while under the pressure of exams.

The report showed many students taking advantage of the extended hours of the rock climbing wall at the Athletics Centre.

The reporter also dropped in on a Stress Busters event at the library, called Sweet Tooth, that saw dozens of bags of free candy handed out to students.

Other events that have taken place on campus this exam period included therapy dog visits, evening yoga sessions,  Gryphon Gifts pop-ups with free breakfast and Stress Less for Tests workshops.

Starting In January, the Take A Paws dog cuddling will become a weekly event, givings students a chance to de-stress throughout the semester.