April 27, 2023

Belleville, ON, April 27, 2023  – Students and staff joined industry partners at Loyalist College last week to celebrate the official opening of the Health and IMPACT Centre, another major capital project completed at the College this year.   

The Health and IMPACT Centre will focus on supporting student wellness, creating a central location for Loyalist’s health and support services in one state-of-the-art facility. The offerings onsite include a Student Health Centre, counselling services, and academic supports such as mentoring, deaf and hard-of-hearing services, and accessibility services.    

“The Centre underpins Loyalist’s holistic approach to education,” said Aaron Doupe, Senior Director, Health and Equitable Learning at Loyalist College. “We value our students as whole people with needs beyond the academic experience. We are committed to getting to know each of our students personally and tailoring our support to their specific needs.”  

The ribbon cutting ceremony on April 21 opened with remarks from Mark Kirkpatrick, Loyalist College President and CEO, Aaron Doupe, Senior Director, Health and Equitable Learning, and Ravi Patel, outgoing Student Government President. Attendees also toured the newly renovated space.  

“As Loyalist strives to make a positive impact on the lives of its students – supporting their well-being, learning experiences and career goals – our students also make an impact on the College,” said President Kirkpatrick. “Our Student Government’s support for this Centre demonstrates the transformative impact of student leadership at Loyalist.” 

About Loyalist College
Loyalist College is located on the territory of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, and the Haudenosaunee people. We acknowledge our shared obligation to respect, honour, and sustain these lands and the natural resources contained within. Ranked one of Canada’s top 50 research colleges, Loyalist College empowers students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, industry cluster-based education, training and applied research programs. As Ontario’s Destination College, the College provides job-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Loyalist College offers more than 70 full-time diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in biosciences, building sciences, business, community service, health and wellness, media studies, public safety, and skilled trades. Continuing education options are available through, including hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, and through the College’s 100+ university transfer agreements. Loyalist College is a key driver of social and economic health in eastern Ontario. It contributes 3.8 percent of the Gross Regional Product, representing $398.9 million annually to the regional economy – based on a November 2022 report by Emsi. For more information on Loyalist College’s Belleville, Bancroft and Toronto campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit   

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Hannah Brown
Acting Director of Marketing and Communications