Dealing with Criticism: Giving and Receiving Feedback

Date & Time

Tuesday, 26 November 2019
13:00 to 16:00


Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC Point Grey Campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and UBC Equity and Inclusion Office

Registration Closed / Past Event


From the comments in red pen in the margins of papers to the peer review process to the eye-rolls and laughter of an audience during a presentation, much of the academic exercise of advancing knowledge is based on the concept of giving and receiving feedback. While the skillful exchange of feedback can be very fruitful, it is difficult to be criticized and it can be equally difficult to provide constructive negative feedback. In this workshop, we frame feedback as a resource and work through a series of exercises to improve how we formulate what we say to others, and how we process what others say to us. The skills developed in this workshop are applicable to academic and non-academic workplaces.

This session is part of Thrive, a month long celebration, with events and initiatives focused on building mental health through the Thrive 5. Check out other Thrive events at here.


Dr. Aftab Erfan is Director of Dialogue and Conflict Engagement at the UBC Equity and Inclusion Office and teaches at the School of Community and Regional Planning. Developing the capacity of the UBC community to engage skillfully with conflict is a large part of her mandate.

Registration Information

General registration opens on Tuesday, November 12 at 9:00 am.

Restricted to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. After registering, you will receive confirmation and additional event details within 2 business days at the e-mail associated with your account. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail us at


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.