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Jillian Rankin, Interim Coordinator, Counselling Services

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I have a Master of Education in Counselling from Acadia University and a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology from St. Francis Xavier University. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor and a Registered Clinical Therapist (Candidate).

I have experience in counselling children, adolescents, and adults in various therapeutic settings since 2009. My counselling experience includes providing support to individuals who have experienced depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, stress management, and study skills. My areas of specialization include trauma, abuse, and sexualized violence. 

In the past, I have worked for 10 years as an Academic Strategist for the Centre for Accessible Learning at St. Francis Xavier University.

If you would like to make an appointment, please contact our office at (902) 457-6567 or email


Brianna Drover and Emily Wright, 2019-20 Peer Support Workers

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In April of 2013, the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre received a generous donation from Fred and Elizabeth Fountain in honour of their late son who died by suicide after struggling with depression. Their gift funds the Stay Connected Mental Health Project which makes our Peer Support program at MSVU possible.

Our Peer Support team works in collaboration with the Students’ Union and receives supervision and support from Counselling Services. Throughout the week, they hold drop in hours in the Library and Assisi Lounge (2nd floor), giving students the opportunity to come and talk about anything that is on their mind - especially topics around mental health. In addition to drop in hours, several campaigns related to mental health and stigma take place throughout the academic year.  

If you have any questions or would like to access Peer Support, please e-mail

Drop-in Schedule

2-4 p.m. in the Library

3-5 p.m. in Assisi, 2nd floor lounge

12-2 p.m., in the Library

6-8 p.m. in Assisi, 2nd floor lounge