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Messages of Hope and Care from our Campus Community

Care Champions are members of the University of Windsor Community who have chosen to share their own messages of hope and healing for the It Matters that You're Here initiative. If you are in need of support or someone to talk to, please visit our How to Find Help page for a list of resources you can access. If you are in crisis and need to talk to someone immediately, please click here for 24/7 crisis supports.

Fei Qin (they/them)
Student Supervisor of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Lancer Recreation; 4th year student, Communications, Media and Film, minor in Political Science
"Suicide prevention matters to me because I know what it’s like to struggle with suicide and I want to make sure that others who are struggling know they are not alone and that healing can happen. Since starting University, I have accessed therapy for the first time and I finally feel like I can breathe."
Click here to read Fei's message of care. 

Dr. Clinton Beckford (he/him)
Vice-President, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Office of the President
"No matter who we are, we all need help at some point. Sometimes it is someone to just listen. In my own experience, I have come to realize that seeking help is a sign of strength and resilience. It’s an act of self-care. Let us find you some support. You deserve this."
Click here to read Dr. Beckford's message of care.

Victoria Hecnar (she/her)
Event Planning and Communications, Aboriginal Education Centre
"You are strong for handling all of this, and I am so glad that you’re still here. I know life can feel stressful and overwhelming at times, and sometimes it feels like there’s no way out. Just remember that you are never alone. There are many trained individuals across campus and in the community that are there to listen and to help you. We want you here!" Event Planning and Communications, Aboriginal Education Centre
Click here to read Victoria's message of care.

Photo of Meagan in the foreground, standing on the path in front of Dillon Hall




Mack Park (they/them)
Coordinator, Lancers Recover; Graduate student, Masters of Social Work
"Suicide prevention matters to me because I’ve been there. Today, I am extremely grateful for my life, and I can truly say that I am happy and fulfilled with where I am at. It took a long time, a lot of work, and a lot of help, but I truly believe that people can overcome anything and thrive if given the right opportunities." 
Click here to read Mack's message of care.

Jessica Glazewski (she/her)
Sexual Violence Educational Assistant, Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Resistance & Support
"It makes sense if everything feels like it’s too much right now - what you’re experiencing would feel overwhelming to most people, and you deserve support in coping with this. What matters to me in this moment is that we keep you safe.  Please reach out and tell someone about what’s going on – there are so many people on campus who care and who can help you come up with options for accessing support." 
Click here to read Jessica's message of care.

Alyssa Hua (they/them)
Undergraduate student, HK Movement Science
"You have made it past every obstacle and have made it through every situation you’ve lived through. Doing that makes you a strong and courageous person. That courage doesn’t come easy, and I believe that you are worth fighting for."
Click here to read Alyssa's message of care. 





Giulia Barile (she/her)
Lancer Recreation Assistant Coordinator, Athletics and Recreational Services
"I believe in you and I will always believe that you matter. We are all part of the #LancerFamily and I hope every Lancer knows that they are valued and loved."
Click here to read Giulia's message of care.




Jasleen Dayal (she/her)
Project Director, Student Mental Health Strategy, Office of Student Experience; 5th year student, Law and Politics, Department of Political Science
"No matter what you’re going through, you are never alone - there are many people who are ready and willing to help you every step of the way whenever you need support."
Click here to read Jasleen's message of care.

Joyceln Lorito (she/her)
Student Accessibility Advisor – Learning Strategist, Student Accessibility Services; Co-Chair, UWinPride, Office of Student Experience
"As a member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, I understand the importance of being heard and feeling safe. I want you to know that there are resources available specifically for you within our campus and our community.  I am working hard to ensure that these resources are known and available.  If there is something specific you are needing, please ask!  Your life and your story are important." 

Click here to read Joyceln's message of care.