Network Members

The UBC Mental Health Network consists of representatives from various campus groups interested in the promotion of mental health and awareness. If you are interested in learning more about the Network or joining  as a member please contact us.

Alma Mater Society (AMS) / AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre  / AMS SpeakeasyArts Undergraduate Society/ Commerce Undergraduate SocietyEngineering Undergraduate Society /Graduate Student Society / International Student Association / The Kaleidoscope / Kinesiology Undergraduate Society / Medical Undergraduate Society & Family Medicine Interest Group / Mental Health Awareness Club / Nursing Undergraduate Society / Science Undergraduate Society / Student Health Services / Suicide Awareness CommitteeUBC Meditation CommunityUBC Rec / UBC Yesplus Club / Yoga Club

Alma Mater Society (AMS)amslogo

The AMS aims to improve the quality of the educational, social, and personal lives of UBC students.
MHN Representative: Anne Kessler (VP Academic and University Affairs)

AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC)sasc

The SASC is committed to the education, support, and empowerment of students, staff, faculty, and visitors of all genders who are survivors of sexualized violence, and their friends, family, and partners. Through our feminist, anti-oppression framework, we are dedicated to working towards ending all forms of violence.
MHN Representative: Ashley Bentley (Assistant Manager)

AMS Speakeasyspeakeasy-logo-300x248

Speakeasy provides student peer counsellors who are carefully chosen and extensively trained to help students deal with a wide range of issues,
including relationship problems, substance abuse, sexuality, and exam stress.
MHN Representative: Kyra Borland-Walker (Coordinator)

Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS)aus_logo

The UBC Arts Undergraduate Society represents around 12,000 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts students at UBC. Over the course of the year, the AUS hosts a multitude of academic, social and philanthropic events aimed at engaging all Arts students and the UBC community as a whole. The AUS represents the most diverse group of students on campus; we seek to promote respect for and celebration of this diversity, in part by recognizing the array of wellness issues that might affect our students.
MHN Representative: Hallie Luk & Simon Rayek (Wellness Coordinator & Vice-President Academic)

Commerce Undergraduate Society (CUS)cus

MHN Representative: Thea Simpson (Vice-President Academic)


Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS)eus

MHN Representative: Jamiu Abdsalami (Wellness Coordinator)


Graduate Student Society (EUS)eus

The Graduate Student Society (GSS) is the independent voice of graduate students on campus.
The GSS represents and advocates on behalf of all UBC Graduate Students to the University, the Government, and the public.We provide academic, professional, social, and recreational services to our members, and act as stewards of the Thea Koerner House Graduate Student Centre.
MHN Representative: TBD

International Student Association (ISA)UBC ISA logo

The International Students Association (ISA) of UBC is an AMS club that exists to represent and integrate the international student community, advocate for its needs and create a space for interaction and cross-cultural awareness where every student can voice his/her opinion.
The ISA works with the international community to ensure students are active participants in shaping their UBC experience.We aim to work in collaboration with UBC Orientations, especially those that welcome international students.
MHN Representative: Joan Tan (VP External)

The Kaleidoscopethe_kaleidoscope_logo1

A student-run and confidential mental health support group that holds weekly meetings on campus. If you want a safe/stigma free environment to talk openly, the Kaleidoscope is a great place to meet others with similar experiences. Their current meeting times and locations are posted on their website:
MHN Representative: Tracy Windsor (Administrator and Facilitator)

Kinesiology Undergraduate Society (KUS)KUS logo

The Kinesiology Undergraduate Society (KUS) is the student voice for Kinesiology Students at UBC. The KUS advocates on behalf of Kinesiology students to improve their experience at UBC. The KUS is focused on both academic, and non-academic student issues. The KUS provides many services and events for Kinesiology students.
MHN Representative: Dayton Turchenek & Rhaya Howich (KUS Mental Health Representatives) &

Medical Undergraduate Society (MUS) & Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG)

MHN Representative: Lauren Sawatzky (KUS & FMIG Mental Health Representative)

Mental Health Awareness Club (MHAC)mhac_logo

We are a student run group that aims to raise awareness on mental health through the organization of fundraising events, educational seminars, advocacy campaigns, and more. Through discussion and learning we hope to reduce the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding important topics in mental illness and mental health. Through the UBC Mental Health Network we hope to attract people who are interested in volunteering to help run any of our many events, programs, or campaigns.
MHN Representative: Ameera Ladak (Co-President)

Nursing Undergraduate Society (NUS)nus

The Nursing Undergraduate Society (NUS) is elected by the student body to act as advocates for the school of nursing. The NUS connects nursing students with various sporting, social and charitable opportunities and activities at UBC and within the profession of nursing. The NUS engages the school of nursing with the greater UBC community. The charity of choice for the NUS in 2013 is the Canadian Mental Health Association.
MHN Representative: TBD

Science Undergraduate Society (SUS)sus

MHN Representatives: Madeline St. Onge (Vice-President 


Student Health Services


Student Health Service offers a variety of health care services to help you live well, feel good, and achieve your goals. Our family doctors and registered nurses can help you take care of your physical and mental health so that you’re able to have the best university experience possible.
MHN Representative: Syr Reifsteck (Wellness Outreach Assistant)

Suicide Awareness Committee

The UBC Suicide Awareness Committee has been in place since 2005 and began with the premise of working toward a healthy campus environment that is open and aware of suicide as an issue as well as aiding in the identification and referral of at-risk students, staff, and faculty.
MHN Representative: Kimberley Carter

UBC Recrec

Our mission is to engage the UBC community and promote well-being through a dynamic and innovative UBC sport and recreation experience that is second to none.
MHN Representative: Lisa Hsieh & Andrew Trasolini &

UBC Meditation Community

Meditation is a great way to relax, focus your mind, and reduce stress levels. Join the UBC Meditation Community for daily meditation sessions at the SUB. The meditation sessions are open to people from all backgrounds and religious traditions, and all levels of experience and interest in meditation. Attending more than 1 session requires a yearly registration fee of $5 for UBC students and $8 for non-UBC students good from September 1 to August 31. This non-refundable fee is required by the UBC Alma Mater Society and goes towards the group’s operating costs (e.g., cushions, events).
MHN Representative: Maria Trujillo (Co-President)

UBC Yes Plus Club
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Yesplus is a global movement committed to empowering young individuals to live free from stress with confidence and enthusiasm, building a generation of socially conscious and responsible young leaders and transforming campuses and workplaces into healthier and more productive institutions. We offer free weekly drop-in sessions and organize workshops and service projects for students and young professionals.
MHN Representative: Allison Fink (UBC Yesplus Club President)

UBC Yoga Club ohm

The UBC Yoga Club provides yoga to students and faculty looking for a way to wind down, relax, and take a break from the stresses of life.
MHN Representative: Dana (Karma Class Coordinator)

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