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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.

Our office is open:

  • Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (closed noon-1 p.m.)
  • Wed: 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (closed noon-1 p.m.)

Phone: 250-721-8563
Fax: 250-721-6224

Our phone lines are open:

  • Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. (closed noon-1 p.m.)
  • Wed: 10 a.m.–3 p.m. (closed noon-1 p.m.)
Multifaith Centre

The Multifaith Centre is located next to Finnerty Gardens.

Multifaith Centre office: 250-721-8338
Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.–noon

Our Clinical team

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

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.

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.

Spiritual Care Providers provide 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 non-judgemental space to discuss any topic.

Counsellors

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.

Adam Tran - Counsellor
Christina Friesen – Counsellor (law students)
David Palmer-Stone - Counsellor - On leave
Emma Mason - Counsellor (on leave)
June Saracuse - Counsellor
Keara Rodd - Registered Psychologist
Leah Wilson - Registered Psychologist; Director of Training-Psychology Internship (limited availability)
Sheahan Letondre – Counsellor
Wendy Lum - Counsellor - On leave

Meli Louie – Counsellor for Indigenous students
Roger John – Counsellor for Indigenous students

Aleigha R - Sessional counsellor
Sarah D - Sessional counsellor
Vanessa V – Sessional counsellor

Christina C - Pre-doctoral intern
Jakkapan K - Pre-doctoral intern

Kelsey F - Advanced practicum counsellor
Sarah K - Advanced practicum counsellor
Shelby D - Advanced practicum counsellor
Tara M - Advanced practicum counsellor

Physicians

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.

Charles Yam
Cliff Duncalf
James Felix
Jessica Fry
John Kim
Lindsay Warder
Marni Brydon
Michael Slater
William Dyson

Nurses

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.

Charm Torres
Emma Makhakhe
Emily Ross
Kim Monkman - Mental health nurse
Stephanie Benedik

Spiritual care providers

Spiritual care providers (SCPs) at Multifaith offer emotional, social, and spiritual support. Spiritual Care Providers are available to help students navigate their experiences and the pressures of being a student.

Feeling home sick, stressed, or overwhelmed? SCPs can be a source of comfort and guidance when facing obstacles in your life, and can help you unpack those feelings. 

Angela Wood – Baptist
Christopher Bowers - Christian Science
Fiona Prince - Jewish
Gulsen Cok - Muslim
Hoyu Boulter - Zen Buddhist
Laura Kavanagh - Presbyterian
Lyle McKenzie - Lutheran
Lyndon Sayers - Lutheran
Min-Goo Kang- United Church
Peter Scales - Unitarian
Ruth Dantzer - Anglican
Sami Alsheikh - Muslim
Stephen Bell - Presbyterian
Sudhakar Ganti - Hindu

Leadership & administration

Ai-Lan Chia - Associate Director, Counselling
Paula Leahy
- Associate Director, Operations
Annie Lucas - Associate Director, Clinical Health
Marianna Mazza - Administrative Manager
Dawn Schell - Manager, Mental Health Outreach & Training/Counsellor
Serenity Gaudet - Coordinator, Multifaith Centre