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) and the University of Sydney (AUS) 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.

Initial findings are here - take a closer look under the "Survey Findings" tab below.



The follow-up survey of the U-Flourish project was successfully run in April 2019 with a response rate of nearly 66.5% - an unprecedented success! The U-Flourish team is thankful for all respondents and collaborators who have made U-Flourish so successful this past academic year! 

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

How can I get involved?
Students who completed both the 2018-2019 U-Flourish baseline and follow-up surveys will be eligible to participate in an abbreviated baseline and follow-up survey during their second year of undergraduate studies (i.e. the 2019-2020 academic year). New incoming students beginning their first year of undergraduate studies will also be eligible to participate in the baseline and follow-up survey in September 2019 and April 2020, respectively. Stay tuned for more information regarding dates and prizes!
We need to hear from you - it is Your Well-Being and Your Academic Success. Let us know what you need.
If you are 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.  
Survey Findings
Links to published scholarly articles will also be posted here when available.
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