Panel on Student Well-Being
Join Dr. Anne Duffy, U-Flourish Principal Investigator, as she discusses the research and educational work Queen's is leading at a joint Australian-Canadian panel discussion on student well-being. Join via Zoom on February 8th at 5 pm EST.
Thank you for participating in the Fall 2020 U-Flourish Survey!
6500 undergraduates and graduate students had their say about their health, wellbeing, and academics this past Fall. To learn more about preliminary findings, visit our student survey page.
Stay tuned for information about our Spring follow-up survey - coming soon!
View our study partner's, Oxford University's, U-Flourish site here.
We are a multi-disciplinary group of researchers based at Queen’s and partnering with Queen's Student Wellness to understand how best to support student well-being and mental health.
In September 2018, we began the U-Flourish Student Well-being and Academic Success Study to understand why some first-year students flourish while others do not. Since, we have heard back from thousands of participating students and now invite all undergraduate and graduate students to participate in our Fall or Winter semester surveys. Building on this success, U-Flourish has grown to examine how digital resources can improve student well-being and the efficacy of student mental health care. We've also developed a for-credit course available to Queen's students with an optional, evaluative, research component. This course focuses on the different aspects of mental health and seeks to improve student mental health literacy among those who enrol in it.
More recently, the survey study has expanded to include all interested undergraduate and graduate students across programs and years. As well, we have launched new projects relying on digital technology to provide self-guided well-being resources and enhance care for students presenting to Student Health Services with anxiety and depression. We have also guided the creation of a new online elective course available to all undergraduates across programs aimed at improving mental health awareness and positive health behaviour.
The U-Flourish has been continuously funded by grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the 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, and student groups that have supported the U-Flourish’s student engagement campaigns.
For the development of the Digital Well-Being Platform, Online Mental Health Course, and integration of digital resources into student care pathways at Student Health Services, we have received funding from the Mach-Gaensslen Foundation.