Wellness Centre adds to Accessibility and Student Wellness team
Mount Allison’s Wellness Centre has added two new staff members to their Accessibility and Student Wellness team.
“We know the pandemic has created many hardships for our students with their health, wellness, finances, and other aspects of their lives affected,” says Director of Accessibility and Student Wellness Matt Maston. “Adding staff to help students navigate those challenges and prepare them for life and employment after Mount Allison has been a top priority. We are pleased to welcome Margaret and Darcy and welcome back Maggie to the team.”
Coordinator, Summer Institute for Accessible Employment
Margaret Tusz-King has been a part of many community projects, including co-chair of the Memramcook-Tantramar Community Task Force. Margaret is an Adult Educator and was the founding Executive Director of Open Sky Co-operative in Sackville. In her role at Mount Allison, she will take the lead on the development and implementation of a program aimed to support students with disabilities entering the workforce. More information on this program will be available soon. Margaret can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Wellness Social Worker
Darcy Cormier, a registered social worker, spent the past year at Mount Allison working as the Mental Health/Harm Reduction Educator. In this new role, she will work directly with students who are seeking support in navigating resources on campus or in the community. Support and resources will be targeted to what a student is seeking or requires. She will also support the Health and Wellness team and other members of Student Affairs. Darcy can be reached at email@example.com.
Mental Health/Harm Reduction Educator
Maggie Brewer has returned to the Accessibility and Student Wellness Team as Mental Health/Harm Reduction Educator after returning from parental leave with her daughter, Ayla. Maggie will take the lead with wellness/harm reduction outreach, education, and peer support for students at Mount Allison. She will also run a variety of programs and initiatives aimed at supporting students with a focus on mental well-being and harm reduction, such as the Zen Den and Wellness Week. She works closely with student groups and can often be found set up on campus and connecting with students. Maggie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on student wellness services and resources at Mount Allison, visit mta.ca/studentwellness