Health Minds Healthy College

Campus Well-Being

Advisory Group

About the Advisory Group

The Healthy Minds Healthy College Advisory is a group of RRC Polytech students, staff and faculty who care deeply about mental health and volunteer their time to help make the College a healthy, supportive place to learn and work.

The purpose of the Advisory Group is to provide critical input to shape the Healthy Minds Healthy College strategy, ensuring a wide variety of perspectives are considered.


  • Fizza Rashid – Campus Mental Health Specialist
  • Michelle Lodewyks – Instructor, Disability and Community Support
  • Pam Rosen – Counsellor, Student Counselling Services
  • Tanya Cole – Instructor, Department of Nursing
  • Justin Penner – Counsellor, Student Counselling Services
  • Nolin Turenne – Counsellor, Student Counselling Services
  • Desirae Mercer – Academic Advisor – Admissions
  • Israel Sanchez – Student
  • Sophia Rose Santiago – Student
  • Maria Lourdes Yepes-Tamondong – Student
  • Nancy Llumipanta – Student 
  • Tho Hoang – Student 
  • Komalpreet Kaur – Student 

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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