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January 7, 2020

Ardra Cole with her dogs -- header photo
Dr. Ardra Cole is a professor and researcher in MSVU’s Faculty of Education. In collaboration with Northwood, Atlantic Canada's largest not-for-profit continuing care organization, Ardra has been leading a research project about the benefits of dogs living in nursing homes in Nova Scotia. Her aim is to show that dogs don’t have to be left behind when seniors move in to a nursing home.

“We're trying to address those issues, to ease a transition, to make a care-home feel more like home, and also to provide comfort, and attachment, and continuity of relationships that's really important.”

The CBC recently put a spotlight on Ardra’s work and its many benefits. You can read that coverage here, and watch here:

Dr Ardra Cole research with Northwood