Student Wellness Services

Student Wellness Services

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About Us

Health Promotion staff and students strive to make the healthy choice the easy choice through education, skill building, environmental changes and policy development on campus.  We are committed to effective harm reduction strategies for appropriate health topics (e.g. substance use and sexual health) and value peer-led health education; an essential component of health promotion work done on campus. We strive to provide meaningful volunteer and work experiences for our 80 student volunteers and 5-7 part-time paid students each year. 

The front of the office building

Come visit us at 140 Stuart Street!

 


Meet the Professionals 

Kate Humphrys (on maternity leave)

contact: humphrys@queensu.ca

Kate holds a Masters in Community Health from Brock University, and undergraduate degrees in Physical & Health Education, Biology and a Bachelor of Education all from Queen's University. As the Health Promotion Coordinator she oversees all Health Promotion work, provides students with one-on-one healthy lifestyle and smoking cessation consultations and manages operations of the Campus Observation Room on campus. She is also an active member of several health and wellness committees (i.e., Alcohol Working Group, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Working Group).

Kate's favourite parts of her job include supporting students to find their own ways to be healthy and working with the dedicated Health Promotion student volunteers/staff. Kate also enjoys living and working on the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario. In her spare time she spends time outside paddling, hiking and cross-country skiing and keeps active by running, playing ultimate and practicing yoga

Beth Blackett

contact: beth.blackett@queensu.ca

Beth completed her Masters in Health Promotion with the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University.  She has worked in Health Promotion over the past ten years and has been an active member of several health and wellness committees on campus.  Part of what she enjoy most about her job is working with student volunteers and helping students improve their health habits through workshops and one-on-one appointments.  She has delivered numerous presentations on mental health to various groups on campus and certified in ASIST and SafeTALK.  Beth is a big advocate for active living; she commutes to work either by foot or by bike, teaches fitness classes at the ARC, and enjoys spending time outside with family and friends in her spare time.

Schuyler Schmidt

contact: schuyler.schmidt@queensu.ca

Schuyler has an Honours Kinesiology degree from the University of Waterloo and is a Registered Kinesiologist and Certified Exercise Physiologist. Schuyler is also trained in ASIST and safeTALK. She is passionate about holistically addressing health and wellness and creating sustainable lifestyle changes. She is excited to engage with and learn alongside the community here at Queen's. In her spare time, you can find Schuyler exercising, gardening, cooking, reading and hanging out with her dog.

Daniel Rivera

I will be entering my third year at Queen’s in the Life Sciences SSP program in September 2018. Through my time thus far, I’ve developed a strong interested in biomedical sciences and the health sciences as a whole. I’ve been involved with Student Wellness Services as a Peer Health Educator (PHE) and a Student Mental Health Research Assistant, working on the interdisciplinary Flourish Mental Health Survey since September 2017. My experiences with Health Promotion have helped elucidate the multiple dimensions of health pertinent to success in Nniversity and beyond. I deeply enjoy working with and for other students on issues and outreach pertaining to all aspects of health and student success; a passion I’ve discovered through work with the PHE program, the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society, and ASUS Orientation Committee as both a leader and coordinator. Aside from academic related tasks, I keep active through soccer intramurals and exploring downtown Kingston.

Aryn Lang

Aryn just completed her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from Queen’s University and is entering her Bachelor of Education in the fall. Throughout her four years at Queen’s Aryn has been involved in NEWTS Orientation Week, the Concurrent Education Student’s Association, Accessibility Queen’s, The Earth Centre and the Outdoors Club. Aryn will be working to develop a Student Engagement Plan for the Flourish Mental Health Student Well-Being Survey along with fellow student Daniel.

In the future, Aryn hopes to work in the public policy and education fields.

Kaitlin Janes

Kaitlin has completed her third year of her Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Life Sciences and will be entering her final year at Queen’s in the fall of 2018. This summer, Kaitlin is excited to be working as the Call Family Intern to expand the impact of the Peer Health Educator (PHE) program that can be implemented by Health Promotion or in partnership with other Queen’s campus groups. In addition, in her position Kaitlin will have a specific focus on how the PHE program impacts and promotes student mental health on campus. In her spare time, you can find Kaitlin cooking healthy recipes, listening to health podcasts, reading or spending time with her dog.