Navigating an Effective Relationship with your Supervisor

Date & Time

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm



Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success

Registration Closed / Past Event


This interactive workshop will be facilitated by staff members of UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Counselling Services to assist graduate students in building strong working relationships with their supervisor and committee members to support their progress through their graduate programs.

Become aware of conversation skills and tools to support a positive relationship with your supervisor from the beginning, and learn to sidestep or manage potential conflict through the establishment of expectations, problem resolution skills, and holding confident conversations.

You will be invited to share in chat, vocal, and small group/breakout room discussions.


Me Ling Chu (she/her) is the Case Manager in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at UBC. She works with graduate students, faculty and staff members to support graduate students who are experiencing extenuating circumstances that may be impacting their academic progress and personal well-being. She has a business degree with specialization in Human Resources from Simon Fraser University.

Karen Flood (she/her), Ph.D. is a Registered Psychologist with UBC Counselling Services. Current special interests include her work with graduate students, supporting individuals with the emotional impact of physical health concerns, and the clinical use of online resources such as Therapist Assistance Online (TAO). She is an alumni of UBC’s Faculty of Education, Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education.

Emily Pitcher (she/her) is the Associate Director of Student Academic Support at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at UBC. She supports graduate students and faculty in navigating complex academic situations, often including challenges in the supervisory relationship. She holds a law degree from UBC and is currently completing a Master’s of Education in Counselling Psychology.

Registration Information

General registration opens on Monday, December 11th at 9 am.

Registration is open to current UBC-V graduate students. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email at the e-mail associated with your account. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail us at

Please email us if you are registered and can no longer attend this event.


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.