Student Wellness Services

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What is the U-Flourish Research Project?

          The U-Flourish Project is a longitudinal study that will be examining the well-being  and academic success of students over their first year at Queen’s. The project involves a survey launching September 17th-30th and winter term follow-up survey to be released in March. The survey link will automatically be sent to you through your student email. The findings of the survey will help us to develop services and initiatives that will ensure a successful transition to university life. This survey is being done in collaboration with the University of Oxford so that we can compare between universities and countries. 

We are looking to understand why some first-year students flourish while others do not - this is an important question that can inform resources on campus.


The baseline survey of the U-Flourish project was successfully run in September 2018 with a response rate of nearly 60% of all first year undergraduate students - an unprecedented success! The U-Flourish team looks forward to continue with momentum towards the follow-up survey being sent to baseline respondents between March 18th 2019 and April 1st 2019.

Thank you to all those who participated and who helped make U-Flourish a success thus far!


Your Success. Your Well-Being. Your First Year. Have Your Say...


How can I get involved?
A link to a 5-10 minute follow up survey will be made available from March 18-April 1st to students who completed the baseline survey via their Queen's student email in September. Students completing both surveys will be offered to opportunity to enter a draw  to win 1 of 10 iPads. Make sure to check your Queen's student email in April for more information, the follow-up survey link. and for information on when the team will be on campus with opportunites to get free pizza! 
We need to hear from you - it is Your First  Year, Your Well-Being and Your Academic Success- let us know what You Need.
Why should I participate?
You should participate in U-Flourish because it will be the first study of its kind to examine fully what determines whether a student will be successful at university, right here at Queen's. The purpose of this study is to gather information that can be used across the Queen’s departments in order to implement positive changes to the overall student experience.  Upon completion of the follow up survey, available between March 18th and April 1st,, you will be entered in a draw to WIN 1 of 10 IPADS.
Survey Findings
To be posted once available, after the follow up survey which will take place March 18th - April 1st, 2019.
The U-Flourish study is funded by a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Grant #157053 and has matching funding from the Rossy Family Foundation.  We thank the following campus and community partners for providing FLEX credit and food incentives for the student engagement campaign: Student Life and Domino's Pizza, respectively.  We also thank all Queen's University Professors, Departments, Faculties and Athletics and Recreation for supporting the U-Flourish student engagement campaign. As well we thank Jack.Org for their help and collaboration on the student engagement campaign.
Contact Us
For more information about the U-Flourish Student Well-being Research, please feel free to contact the U-Flourish team at