UBC Graduate Student Online Support Group

UBC recognizes that graduate students are facing challenges not only related to grad school, but also the ongoing changes in their lives in support of containing the virus causing COVID-19. The uncertainty and stress at this time can often feel overwhelming, and maintaining a sense of community is now more important than ever.

This group is focused on helping graduate students to stay connected, discuss what matters most to you, and build resilience to manage this challenging time. Topics may include: handling uncertainty and worry about academic and career goals, shifting and rebuilding routines, finding or creating meaning, dealing with loneliness and distance from support networks, staying motivated and creative, living in alignment with values, radical acceptance and vulnerability, and work/life balance. We are not able to provide medical information.

To participate, you must be currently residing in British Columbia and have access to both a private and quiet space with a stable internet connection that can support Zoom.

Karen Flood, PhD, Psychologist, Counselling Services
Hossein Eslami, MA, Pre-doctoral Intern, Counselling Services
Maryam Nemati, MA, Pre-doctoral Intern, Counselling Services

Group session details
Time: Thursdays, 1:30 – 2:45 pm, starting Jan 28, 2021

Register in advance for this meeting. Registration closes 60 minutes before the start time of the group session. Instructions for joining the meeting will be emailed to registered students before the session.

There are other online support groups that may be of interest to grad students including the student-parent group, the international student group, the racism and resilience group, and more.