Breaking Patterns of Procrastination

Date & Time

Thursday, May 16, 2024
9:30 am to 12:30 pm



Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success

Registration Opens

Monday, 6 May 2024 - 9:00am

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
  • how to stay on your own side and not get stuck in self-criticism
  • effective, concrete strategies to help you put a major dent in procrastination patterns.

Join us!


Alex Abdel-Malek, MSW, RCC, is a psychotherapist and instructor with over 25 years of experience. His widely attended workshop sessions will help you get empowered for change. Alex is known for his ability to take psychological concepts and translate them into application—to help you know yourself better and be positioned to make meaningful changes in your life.  

Registration Information

General registration is open on Monday, May 6th at 9 am.

Registration is open to current UBC 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 are no longer able to 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.