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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.

Our locations

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

Call the Student Wellness Centre

Student Wellness Centre office hours:
Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tues: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Student Wellness Centre phone hours:
Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tues: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tues: 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Multifaith Centre is located next to Finnerty Gardens.

Call the Multifaith Centre

Multifaith Centre office: 250-721-8338
Mon - Thur: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m. to noon


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
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 - On leave
Jasmine K - Pre-doctoral intern
Vanessa V - Pre-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
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
William Hann - Catholic
Shoshana Litman - Jewish
Laura Kavanagh - Presbyterian
Peter Scales - Unitarian
Lyle McKenzie - Lutheran
Ismail Nur - Muslim
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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