Student Wellness Hub Animal Therapy (SWHAT)
The Student Wellness Hub Animal Therapy, (SWHAT) initiative seeks to bring stress relief, joy, and companionship with furry friends and their handlers. There are many ways to get involved with the Animal Therapy program both at McGill and in the Montreal community.
Feeling stressed—looking for break? Welcome to Student Wellness Hub Animal Therapy program. Our teams—humans, their devoted dogs, and Hub Peer Supporters are here to help.
McGill students can visit us at the Healthy Living Annex located in the Brown Building, Room 3100 on Mondays and Thursdays 1:00 PM -2:30 PM.
Visit myInvolvement to register for the next Animal Therapy event!
SWHAT Community Service:
Looking for animal therapy in the Montreal community? In addition to our work at McGill, our teams visit Montreal senior residences, addiction rehab programs, drop-in centers for the homeless, palliative care units, CEGEPs, or wherever there is a need.
Contact: rhonda.amsel [at] mcgill.ca (subject: SWHAT%20Community%20Service) (Rhonda Amsel) or s.bochner [at] hotmail.com (subject: SWAH%20Community%20Service) (Sally Bochner)
SWHAT Reading Paws:
An innovative and fun program organized in collaboration with Montreal libraries and schools. Offered throughout the year, our teams provide a relaxed, non-judgmental environment where children can practice and improve their reading skills by reading to a certified therapy dog.
We also visit classrooms for students with special needs.
Contact rhonda.amsel [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Reading%20Paws) (Rhonda Amsel)