GPS/UBC Life & Career Centre Workshop: Breaking Patterns of Procrastination

Date & Time

Thursday, 05 June 2014
09:30 to 12:30


Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Rd, UBC, Point Grey campus

Offered by

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Life & Career Centre

Registration Closed / Past Event


Putting things off to the last minute? Having a hard time starting a project? Or is it hard to finish and actually put a close to something you are working on? This workshop is here to help you procrastinate less and get more done.  Contrary to what most people think, procrastination is not fundamentally a time management problem, which is why just trying to manage your schedule better is limited in effectiveness in changing this pattern of behaviour.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • about the factors that drive and maintain procrastination
  • about the psychology of avoidance
  • a variety of effective, concrete strategies to help you put a major dent in procrastination patterns.

This is one of the sessions in the series of seminars being offered by GPS in collaboration with the Life and Career Centre, Robson Square.

Who will benefit most from this seminar?  All graduate students.

Facilitator: Alex Abdel-Malek, MSW, RCC, is a professional therapist and instructor devoted to understanding how meaningful choices affect our health and wellbeing. In addition to teaching counselling skills at a university level, Alex is a regular contributor to programs and courses at the UBC Life and Career Centre, teaching popular courses such as Overcoming Perfectionism, and Transforming Stress into Strength. 

Registration: Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. To register, please visit

Applicants will receive confirmation within two working days of the receipt of their e-mail. If you have difficulty with registration, send an email to

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Refreshments:  Beverages will be provided. Please bring your own mug.


If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.