The WELL Office will be working remotely, pending further directives. Our Wellness Consultants/Advisors, Career Advisors will be holding virtual appointments which can be scheduled via the links below. If you have flu-like symptoms, please call 1-877-644-4545 (Info-Santé). If you feel that you or someone close to you is in imminent danger please dial 9-1-1. Please consult these additional resources for emergency support. 

Contacts & Appointments

Consultations and Advising Services

Our Wellness Consultants/Advisors provide a safe and confidential space to support learners in resolving issues that may be interfering with their wellness and learning. The Wellness Consultants/Advisors serve different units (UGME/Dentistry, PGME, and Schools of ISoN, SPOT and SCSD) as well as campuses (Montreal and Outaouais) within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Please be sure to book with your respective Wellness Consultant/Advisor according to your program and campus. Once you book an appointment with a Wellness Consultant/Advisor, they will become your person of contact for all future sessions. Kindly book follow-up appointments with the same person, unless instructed otherwise.

Virtual Appointments

For a virtual appointment with a Wellness Consultant/Advisor, you must be physically located in the province of Québec at the time of the appointment. This is due to restrictions imposed by the professional orders who license our Wellness Consultants/Advisors to practice in certain jurisdictions.

If you are not currently located in Québec, please review McGill supported telehealth options. Assistant Deans can exceptionally meet with you if you are outside of Québec, but may be limited in the services and help they can offer.

Pascale Gendreau picture Pascale Gendreau, M.A., c.o., Psychotherapist (OPQ)
UGME Wellness Consultant

Book an Appointment*
To access scheduled sessions:
Email: pascale.gendreau [at]

*Mélina Kanaan, Campus Outaouais’s Wellness Advisor (below), is now available to see Montreal students for virtual counselling appointments. To ensure continuity of care, students who have already seen Pascale for two sessions or more are encouraged to book their follow-up appointment with her.

Lisanne Tremblay

Lisanne Tremblay, M.A., c.o., Psychotherapist (OCCOQ/OPQ)
PGME Wellness Consultant


Book an Appointment
Email: lisanne.tremblay [at]

Lauren Buchardt, M.A., c.o.
PGME Wellness Consultant


Book an Appointment
Email: lauren.buchardt [at]



Alissa Vincenti picture Alissa Vincenti, M.A., Canadian Certified Counsellor (C.C.C.)
Schools of ISoN, SPOT, SCSD Wellness Consultant

Book an Appointment
If you have difficulty booking an appointment, please email: thewelloffice [at] 
To access scheduled sessions: Zoom
Email: alissa.vincenti [at]
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Nicole-Ann Shery, M. Ed., c.o., Psychotherapist (OPQ)
Schools of ISoN, SPOT, SCSD Wellness Consultant

On maternity leave                                                                                                                                                                                        

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Mélina Kanaan, M.Ed.
Med-P/UGME/PGME Wellness Advisor

Book an appointment
Email: melina.kanaan [at]


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Léa Levert-Gagnon, M.A.
Med-P/UGME/PGME Wellness Advisor

On maternity leave

Career Planning

Our Career Advisors can help you get to know yourself better, explore the possibilities available to you, and clarify the contexts in which you would be most satisfied. They will help you develop your ability to guide you in your career choices, your internship selections, residency applications and even post-residency options. If you are a UGME, take advantage of the Career Planning in Medicine site prepared by the WELL Office team!

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Elizabeth Lefebvre
UGME Career Advisor

Book an Appointment
Email: elizabeth.lefebvre1 [at]

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Sophie Yolaine Fletcher, M. Ed., G.C., Canadian Certified Counsellor (C.C.C.)
Med-P/UGME/PGME Career Advisor

Book an Appointment
Email: sophie.fletcher [at]                                                                                                                                                                             

Academic Difficulty

The Assistant Deans/Co-Directors provide guidance and advocacy for learners who are undergoing academic difficulty or who have encountered mistreatment within the learning environment. 

If you wish to report an incident of mistreatment, please visit the Office for Respectful Environments (ORE).

Nathalie Saad picture Nathalie Saad, MD, MBA
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
Co-Director, The WELL Office

Appointments: thewelloffice [at] 
Email: nathalie.saad [at] 
Olivia Tse picture Olivia Tse, MDCM, FRCPC
Assistant Dean, Resident Affairs
Co-Director, The WELL Office

Appointments: thewelloffice [at]
Email: olivia.tse [at]
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Prof. Deborah Friedman, BSc pht MMgmt
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, Schools of ISoN, SPOT, SCSD
Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics & Pediatric Surgery
Co-Director, The WELL Office

Appointments: thewelloffice [at] 
Email: deborah.friedman [at]                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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Shelly Sud, MDCM, FRCPC
Director, Student and Resident Affairs / Bureau SOURCES 

Appointments: [at]
Email: shelly.sud [at]


Kathryn Wiens Kathryn Wiens
Operations Manager

Email: kathryn.wiens [at]
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Susan Begg Halbert
Administrative Coordinator

Email: thewelloffice [at]

Chantal Cousineau       Chantal Cousineau
Administrative Coordinator

Email: chantal.cousineau [at]

Our Locations


Meredith Annex, 3708 Peel Street    
Montreal (Québec) H3A 1W9 
Tel: 514-398-5836
Fax: 514-398-5071
Email: thewelloffice [at]

204-500, boul. de l'Hôpital
Gatineau (Québec) J8V 2P5
Tel: 819-966-6525, option 1 / Toll free: +1 855-966-6525, option 1
Email: [at]

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

For immediate assistance outside of office
hours, please contact these resources.

During the following dates for McGill Summer Fridays, please contact us by email at thewelloffice [at] for a quick response, as our voicemail will only be checked periodically:

  • June 27
  • July 4
  • July 8
  • July 15
  • July 22
  • July 29
  • August 5
  • August 12
  • August 19
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