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Mental Health at McMaster

Prioritizing Optimal Health & Well-being at McMaster

Meet the Bounce Team

The Bounce at McMaster team is an interdisciplinary team from various backgrounds and walks of life. Inspired and informed by their own experiences as students and conversations they have had with students, they are passionate about promoting more open discussion of failure and success. Continue reading to meet the members of the Bounce at McMaster team!

Jordan Chin

Jordan Chin is a recent graduate of McMaster’s Bachelor of Health Sciences program. She is currently on a quest to find a career that she’s passionate about. While this adventure has offered insight into who she is and her passions, it has also been extremely stressful. Jordan finds solace in embarking on culinary adventures, starting new art projects, and showcasing her bad dance moves to music from the 70s to present day.

David Clark

An award-winning teacher and supervisor, David L. Clark is Professor in the Department of English & Cultural Studies as well as a member of the Council of Instructors in the Arts & Science Program. An avid fan of Jamaican dub from the late 1970s and early 1980s and, with his wife, Tracy Wynne, a long-time collector of contemporary Canadian art, he also cherishes all nonhuman animals–including Zoe and Miranda, his high-maintenance cats.

Zeinab Khawaja

Zeinab Khawaja graduated from the Bachelor of Health Sciences program in 2017, and is currently working at the Student Wellness Centre as a Health Promoter. She grew up in the desert climate of the Middle East, so she enjoys getting soaked in all the rain here in Hamilton, especially on a stressful day. The theme song of her life would probably be Unwritten by Natasha Beddingfield.

Karman Mangat

Karman Mangat is a third-year undergraduate student, at the DeGroote School of Business and is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce Program, in Integrated Business & Humanities. In his spare time, he loves playing competitive tennis with his older cousin, listening to 2000’s R&B music, and going on late-night walks with his older sister.

Catharine Munn

Dr. Catharine Munn is the leader of the Bounce Project and Team. She is a psychiatrist, educator and researcher who has spent much of her life studying and working at McMaster. Her career has focused on providing mental health care to post-secondary students, improving campus mental health systems, and developing programs and curricula to build mental health skills and literacy. She appreciates the power of stories, the arts and nature to inspire, connect and heal.

Michelle Ogrodnik

Michelle Ogrodnik is a PhD candidate at McMaster University where she combines concepts from psychology and kinesiology to better understand how exercise impacts attention and memory. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, playing board games, and eating cheesy carbs.

Tracy Prowse

Tracy Prowse is an Associate Professor in Anthropology and the Associate Dean Academic for the Faculty of Social Sciences. Her happy place is digging in the dirt in southern Italy, and she lives in the Hamilton area with her two superstar cats, Darwin (pictured) and Sweet Pea.

Annie Xu

Annie Xu is a McMaster graduate of the Bachelor of Health Sciences program (Child Health specialization). She is currently trying to figure out which direction she wants to take her career, and takes a lot of inspiration from her job with Bounce. She is an out of province student from Nova Scotia who is proud to call Hamilton, Ontario, home. She enjoys understanding others’ stories and mincing garlic for her cooking.