Setting and Maintaining Good Boundaries

Date & Time

Thursday, 04 February 2016
09:30 to 12:30


Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and UBC Life & Career Centre

Registration Closed / Past Event


What to do when everyone wants something, but there is only so much of you to go around? Being a graduate student means juggling multiple demands on your time and energy. In addition, you may feel pulls from other roles and responsibilities -- perhaps as a parent or family member, working at a job outside of school, being in a relationship.

Setting boundaries is the art and practice of what we let in to our lives and what we say "no" to. This workshop, offered in collaboration with UBC Life and Career Centre, will help you develop your boundary setting skills and help you maintain a healthy balance during the challenges of your program. The workshop will start with defining what boundaries are and then will move into practical ideas and application of boundary strategies for different parts of your life.

This seminar is designed for graduate students who are experiencing stress because of the challenge of managing many demands, and need to practice setting boundaries around their time and space. 


Alex Abdel-Malek, MSW, RCC, is a graduate of McGill University with over 12 years of professional clinical experience. A passionate and highly regarded instructor, Alex regularly teaches counselling courses at the college and university level, including the popular ‘Breaking Patterns of Procrastination’ and ‘Overcoming Perfectionism’. He is a Registered Social Worker with the Board of Registered Social Workers of BC (BRSW), and a member of the BC Association of Social Workers (BCASW).

Registration Information

Registration opens Monday, January 25 at 9:00am. Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. Confirmation of registration will be sent within two working days. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please send a message to:


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.