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. Begun in Fall 2018, U-Flourish has successful recruited two cohorts of students from the class of 2022 and 2023. 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. tay tuned and remain up-to-date on U-Flourish announcements and findings as they become released! 

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.

U-Flourish's Dr. Anne Duffy will feature of BBC Radio 4's The New Anatomy of Melancholy. The series is a guide to what it is to suffer melancholy in the 21st century and will begin Monday, May 11th. Be sure to tune in here to listen to Dr. Anne Duffy during episode 8 on Wednesday, May 20th at 1:45 pm.


The U-Flourish 2020 follow-up survey is now closed! Thank you to all students who participated over the 2019-20 academic year and for having YOUR SAY about YOUR health, wellness, and academics!


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



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