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Student wellness team

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Contact our team and we will connect you with the services and people that best suits your circumstances.

Student Wellness Centre

The Student Wellness Centre is located in the Health and Wellness Building.

Call the Student Wellness Centre


Student Wellness Centre hours

Office hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am–4:30 pm

Phone hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 am–3:30 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am–3:30 pm

Multifaith Centre

The Multifaith Centre is located next to Finnerty Gardens.

Call the Multifaith Centre

Multifaith Centre office: 250-721-8338
Monday–Thursday: 8:30 am–2:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am–12:00 pm


Counsellors can help you make positive changes in your thinking and behaviour to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Your counsellor can work with you to explore concerns (e.g., stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness), gain insight and learn new coping strategies.

Krista Bloski

Susan Dempsey
Sarah D – Sessional counsellor
Christina Friesen – Counsellor for law students
Roger John – Counsellor for Indigenous students
Sheahan Letondre – on leave
Marcey Louie – Counsellor for Indigenous students
Wendy Lum
Emma Mason
Dave O'Brien
David Palmer-Stone
June Saracuse
Dawn Schell
Leah Wilson 
Jasmine K – Doctoral intern
Vanessa V – Doctoral intern


Physicians support your physical and mental health. They can assist with exploring and addressing underlying medical or psychiatric conditions and are available to help with time-sensitive or unexpected health concerns. Treatment plans may include non-pharmacological therapies as well as medication management.

Marni Brydon
Cliff Duncalf
William Dyson
James Felix
Jessica Fry
John Kim
Kim Turcotte
Lindsay Warder 


Nurses provide integrated, holistic healthcare and can work with you to establish wellness goals. They are available to provide information and support in a variety of areas including physical health conditions, mental health concerns and general well-being.

Stephanie Benedik
Kealin Liwiski
Annie Lucas
Emma Makhakhe
Kim Monkman - Mental health nurse
Lauren Odobas
Jessica Pope
Emily Ross

Spiritual care providers

Spiritual Care Providers offer emotional, social and spiritual support regardless of your religion, or lack thereof.  We do this by exploring life's big questions together with students from various faith and worldview perspectives through conversation and relationship building. 

Multifaith is a diverse university community that offers activities, workshops, spiritual guidance, meditation, yoga, pet cafe, special events & more.   

David Batterham - Baha'i
Hoyu Boulter - Zen Buddhist
Christopher Bowers - Christian Science
Gulsen Cok - Muslim
Ruth Dantzer - Anglican 
Lydia Foch - Catholic
Sudahkar Ganti - Hindu
Laura Kavanagh - Presbyterian
Shoshana Litman - Jewish
Lyle McKenzie - Lutheran
TBA - Muslim
Eun Oh - United
Peter Scales - Unitarian
Lyndon Sayers - Lutheran
Angela Wood – Baptist 

Leadership & administration

Ai-Lan Chia - Associate Director, Counselling
Rita Knodel - Director, Counselling and Multifaith
Marianna Mazza - Administrative Manager
Carmen Scott -  Multifaith Coordinator

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