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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, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:30 am–4:30 pm

Phone hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 am–12:00 pm and 12:30 pm–3:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:30 am–12:00 pm and 12:30 pm–3:30 pm

We are experiencing very high call volumes. Thank you for your patience.

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.

Keenan A – Sessional counsellor for Indigenous students
Krista Bloski

Susan Dempsey
Sarah D – Sessional counsellor
Christina Friesen – Counsellor for law students
Roger John – Counsellor for Indigenous students
Sheahan Letondre
Marcey Louie – Counsellor for Indigenous students
Wendy Lum
Emma Mason
Dave O'Brien
David Palmer-Stone
June Saracuse
Dawn Schell
Leah Wilson – On leave
Jasmine K – Pre-doctoral intern
Vanessa V – Pre-doctoral intern
Laura A – Practicum counsellor
Elyse C – Practicum counsellor
Julie P – Practicum counsellor
Ann W – Practicum counsellor


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
Oona Hayes - On leave
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 - Nurse Liaison for Indigenous Students
Annie Lucas
Emma Makhakhe - On leave
Kim Monkman - Mental health nurse
Chelsea Wozniak - On leave

Spiritual care providers

Spiritual Care Providers offer emotional, social and spiritual support regardless of your religion, or lack thereof. Working with a spiritual care provider may be a good fit if you are looking to make sense of the world, exploring life’s big questions, or just looking for a nonjudgemental space to discuss any topic.

David Batterham - Baha'i
Hoyu Boulter - Zen Buddhist
Christopher Bowers - Christian Science
Ruth Dantzer - Anglican 
Lydia Foch - Catholic
Sudahkar Ganti - Hindu
Laura Kavanagh - Presbyterian
Shoshana Litman - Jewish
Lyle McKenzie - Lutheran
Ismail Nur - Muslim
Greg Powell - 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 Office Coordinator

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