Student Counselling

Individual counselling, webinars and workshops



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Student Counselling Services is conducting appointments via telephone or video — see here for more information. We are committed to providing students with ongoing care and are offering telephone and video sessions. To discuss your options or to book, change, or cancel an appointment, please call 403.440.6362 or email between Monday and Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 
We will respond to you within 48 business hours. Please be sure to include your name and a call-back number so that an administrative assistant can call you back.

Please note that we offer services adapted to current circumstances and there may be a delay in receiving and sending emails. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911. If you need help now, please call 403.266.HELP (4357), which you can access 24 hours a day seven days a week, or access other off-campus resources with extended hours. 

Our services

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In this video, counsellor Mirjam Knapik explains what Student Counselling is, what counsellors do, and what services we offer.




Personal counselling provides support for a wide range of concerns that impact your well-being, academic performance and development. These may include stress, anxiety, feeling low, loneliness, relationship concerns, addictions and more.

Career counselling provides assistance in finding your career passion and choosing a major. We help you to evaluate your life and career interests while taking into consideration other factors such as aptitudes, motivations and personal circumstances.

Educational counselling provides information and assistance to address obstacles that challenge academic performance. We also provide guidance on how best to balance well-being with school demands.

In addition to individual counselling, Student Counselling Services runs free, single-session workshops throughout the year on a variety of health and wellness topics (see Workshops). We also facilitate multi-session student success groups (see Groups).

Who has access?

Student Counselling Services is for MRU students. We offer individual counselling and workshops at no charge. Alumni may have one appointment post-graduation with a focus on how to access off-campus resources.

Make an appointment

We are committed to providing students with ongoing care and are offering telephone and video sessions.  We are unable to respond to telephone calls to our main switchboard at this time. To discuss your options or to book, change, or cancel an appointment, please email Be sure to include your name and a call-back number. An administrative assistant will call you back as soon as possible.

Counselling sessions and counseling records are confidential.

No information about you is provided to third parties outside of Student Counselling Services without your consent, except in situations where:

  • You or another person is at imminent risk of serious harm.
  • Child abuse or child neglect is suspected or disclosed.
  • A court of law subpoenas information obtained in treatment.
  • Where concerns for the safety or yourself, another person or the MRU community arise. In such instances, the concerns may be reported to the Concerning Behaviour on Campus Team.

Records are kept and can be accessed within Student Counselling Services by other counsellors, on a need-to-know basis for the purposes of supervision, consultation and/or continued care.

Please cancel at least 24 hours prior to your appointment time if you are unable to attend. Appointments missed without sufficient notice may impact your access to booked sessions and the number of sessions available to you.