The Student Wellness Centre offers urgent and non-urgent physical and mental health care to U of S students, their spouses and children, and is currently offering online and over the phone services. If you would like to speak with a trained mental health professional, please email and indicate you are a CoM graduate student looking to speak with Eman Demmans. 

Ms. Demmans is our new CoM graduate student counselor and her services through the Wellness Center will be allocated specifically to graduate students.
Ms. Demmans postsecondary training began with an undergraduate degree in psychology, and later, with an additional undergraduate degree in education from the University of Saskatchewan. She initially began as a program director for a non-profit student parent support center, and eventually, as a teacher at the collegiate level. After approximately 10 years as a public educator, she chose to further her education by pursuing a master of counseling and psychology through the University of Lethbridge. Ms. Demmans is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) registered through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). As for therapeutic approaches, she has training in cognitive behaviour therapy, solution-focused therapy, and narrative therapy as well as feminist and multicultural approaches.

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing the worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Just like physical first aid is provided until medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved. You will learn to recognize a change in behaviour, respond with a confident conversation, and guide to appropriate resources and support. 

Please check the USask Wellness Calendar for Mental Health First Aid training dates. This course is free of charge for all graduate students and their supervisors within the College of Medicine. Please contact for more information.



Formerly Disability Services for Students (DSS), Access and Equity Services is guided by Saskatchewan's Human Rights legislation and the duty to accomodate individuals based on disability, religion, family status, and gender identity.

The faith leaders at USask are a multi-faith religious resource to all students, staff and faculty.

The Indigenous Mentorship Network Program (IMNP) supports Indigenous graduate students, post doctoral fellows and new investigators to be successful in their pursuit of careers in the fields of health and wellness, Indigenous studies and community-based research.

Students who are dedicated to promoting health and student well-being on the U of S campus.

A team of Social Workers responsible for mental health intake, student outreach, crisis response, psycho-educational groups, and consultation to faculty, staff, and students who are concerned about a student.

The University of Saskatchewan community has consistently voiced the belief that no form of sexual violence is ever acceptable and that sexual violence will not be tolerated.

Still, we know there is work to be done to ensure we all know how to address and reduce incidents of sexual violence. Sexual violence prevention and response may not be something that everyone immediately knows how to do, but it is something that we can learn.

The University has launched its sexual violence prevention and response online learning modules which contain information about sexual violence, consent, bystander intervention, and responding to disclosures of sexual violence.

To learn more about this training opportunity, please click here

Getting Help

SEEK HELP IMMEDIATELY if at any time you or someone you know is in distress, in crisis, or experiencing thoughts of suicide or death.

Crisis Response

The Student Affairs and Outreach team provides a coordinated response to crisis situations involving a student. A crisis may be caused by events such as a physical or emotional injury or illness, suicidal behaviours, and concerns about safety.

Contact during office hours: Contact (306) 966-5757 or the Manager directly at (306) 966-6079

Urgent After Hours Assistance

Additional Crisis Services:

For access to an individual trained in mental health first aid, who can respond if you feel you are developing a mental health problem or are in a mental health crisis, until professional treatment is received and/or crisis is resolved, please contact one of the following in the College of Medicine:

Bruna Bonavia-Fisher (306) 966-2211
D-Wing Health Sciences Building

Kristen Brown (306) 966-6323
D-Wing Health Sciences Building

Darren Nickel (306) 655-8651
Saskatoon City Hospital

Erin Prosser-Loose (306) 966-2621
D-Wing Health Sciences Building


Please visit our Graduate Studies Funding pages for more information regarding our recently implemented Parental Leave and Emergency Leave Grants.