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 and follow their progress throughout their upper years. The first phase of the project began with a baseline survey in September 2018 and ended with a follow-up survey in March 2019. We are pleased to announce this re-funded study will commence its second phase in September 2019, re-engaging with our existing cohort as well as recruiting a new cohort of incoming undergraduate students. Stay tuned for initial findings and more information about this upcoming surveying year! Our goal continues to be to generate evidence necessary for the development and refinement of services and initiatives that will ensure a successful transition to university life. This study is being done in collaboration with the University of Oxford (UK)  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.

Check out a recent Research at Queen's feature about U-Flourish here!


Our student lead, Daniel, presenting at the Canadian Undergraduate Conference of Healthcare (November 8-10). Take a look at the People's Choice Award-winning poster under the "Survey Findings" tab below.








Thank you to all students who participated in Fall 2019 U-Flourish survey! We'd also like to thank Common Ground Coffeehouse (Queen's), Domino's Pizza (561 Princess St.), and Sodexo for helping provide great incentives for students that helped us achieve a 60% response rate and supported this ongoing, student-centric research!


Initial 2018-2019 findings have arrived - check them out under the "Survey Findings" tab below!  

Read a Queen's Gazette article on U-Flourish here!

How can I get involved?
All first year undergraduate students entering Queen's in the 2019-2020 academic year are eligible to participate in the U-Flourish Study! Second year students who have previously completed the 2018-2019 U-Flourish Surveys (both fall and winter) are also eligible to participate through the 2019-2020 studies. Thank you to those who have completed the Fall 2019 U-Flourish surveys - the winter survey will be available in the Winter 2020 semester. Stay tuned for more information about upcoming surveys, findings, and ways to let us know what you need to succeed.
If you are a first or second year student interested in joining our student engagement/research team, please email Daniel Rivera ( regarding potential opportunities to join the U-Flourish team.
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.  
First years are eligible to receive $5 FLEX on their student card and second years are eligible for a free class sized coffee/iced coffee from Common Ground on Friday, Sept. 27th, Friday, Oct. 4th, or Friday, Oct 11th. 
Survey Findings
Links to published scholarly articles will also be posted here when available.

Initial findings, presented at the Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare (Nov. 8-10; Kingston). PDF here.

The U-Flourish has been continuously funded by grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research andthe Rossy Family Foundation. We thank the following campus and community partners for providing FLEX credit and food incentives for the student engagement campaign: Queen's University's Division of Student Affairs 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