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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

250-721-8563

Student Wellness Centre hours

Office hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 am–4:30 pm (closed 12-1 pm)
Wednesday: 10 am–4:30 pm (closed 12-1 pm)

Phone hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 am–3 pm (closed 12 pm-1 pm)
Wednesday: 10 am–3 pm (closed 12 pm-1 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

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)
Dave O'Brien - Counsellor
David Palmer-Stone - Counsellor
Dawn Schell - Counsellor
June Saracuse - Counsellor
Leah Wilson - Counsellor
Sheahan Letondre – Counsellor (on leave)
Wendy Lum - Counsellor

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

Sarah D – Sessional counsellor
Vanessa V – Sessional counsellor

Alicja D - Pre-doctoral Interns
Shadi S - Pre-doctoral Interns

Emma Mason - Advanced Practicum Coordinator
Aleigha R - Advanced practicum counsellor
Lauren M - Advanced practicum counsellor
Libbie P - Advanced practicum counsellor
Luciano S - 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.

Cliff Duncalf
James Felix
Jennifer Jeans
Jessica Fry
John Kim
Kim Turcotte
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.

Emma Makhakhe
Emily Ross
Kim Monkman - Mental health nurse
Lauren Odobas
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
David Batterham - Baha'i
Eun Oh - United
Gulsen Cok - Muslim
Hoyu Boulter - Zen Buddhist
Laura Kavanagh - Presbyterian
Lydia Foch - Catholic
Lyle McKenzie - Lutheran
Lyndon Sayers - Lutheran
Peter Scales - Unitarian
Ruth Dantzer - Anglican
Shoshana Litman - Jewish
Sudhakar Ganti - Hindu

Leadership & administration

Kunbi Ajiboye - Director, Student Wellness
Ai-Lan Chia - Associate Director, Counselling
Annie Lucas - Associate Director, Clinical Health
Paula Leahy - Associate Director, Operations
Rita Knodel - Special Advisor - Student Wellness
Carmen Scott -  Multifaith Coordinator
Marianna Mazza - Administrative Manager