The Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association (SMUSA) is deeply saddened by the passing of Blair John, a PhD candidate in Psychology at Saint Mary’s University, and a well-respected member of our university community, both in terms of his leadership and his academics. At this time, we would like to express our condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. We would also like to remind all students of the available supports on campus. If you or anyone else you know have been impacted by this tragedy, we encourage you to reach out for support from the following services:



  • SMUSA Health Plan is providing services through I.M. WELL. We are available for all students. Please contact us for assistance: SMUSA Health Plan Office, 5th Floor Student Centre, 902-496-8754; or, if you wish to speak directly with a counsellor:
    • I.M. Well (24/7, 365 days per year)
      Download (I.M. Well) Counselling App, and/or resources and live chat available for ALL students: 1.877.234.5327
    • Grief Consultation will be available on campus, for further information please email: [email protected]


  • Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (24/7, telephone response)
    Crisis support across Nova Scotia
    902.429.8167 or 1.888.429.8167


  • Student Health Centre
    4th Floor, Student Centre


  • Good2Talk 
    24/7 free and confidential phone counselling