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Furry teaching assistant becomes students' best friend

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UBC Okanagan education professor Ty Binfet and his dog Frances. (Jackie Sharkey/CBC)

A teaching assistant at UBC Okanagan is quickly becoming known for being a student's best friend -- as long as you take the time to scratch her belly.

Frances the dog can often be seen strolling through campus at the side of her faithful companion, education professor Ty Binfet.

She may look like a mutt, but she's a certified therapy dog who trains future educators to be better teachers.

It's quite the journey for a stray from the streets of L.A. Frances and Ty joined host Chris Walker in studio Tuesday morning.
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