National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

At UBC, we subscribe to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (  Register to become a member and you will have access to their Monday Motivator email which offers tips and strategies for helping you thrive in academia.  You will also have access to their 12-week, on demand, Dissertation Success Program (modules on writing habits and process, overcoming perfectionism, assessment, and more), guest webinars and multi-week online courses.



Title Description Date Theme
How to Manage Chronic Illness and Academic Life (Webinar)

Register through UBC's subscription to learn about maintaining professional productivity while managing a chronic illness which has several particular challenges. At times, the scheduling and culture of the academy actively ignores the needs of the body/mind in its demand for scholarly and professional productivity.

18 February 2020 - 11:00am Academic Support and Success, Health and Wellness


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The Monday Motivator

This weekly email provides positive energy and a productivity tip, with concrete and actionable steps to help with your week or semester.  Sign up when registering!

Register through UBC's subscription.

Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
14-Day Writing Challenge

The 14-Day Challenge is an opportunity for you to experiment with daily writing, online community, and supportive accountability. The Spring session is March 23rd - April 5th.  Register by March 19th, 2020.

It's very simple:

Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication


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Dissertation Success Curriculum

The 12-week Dissertation Success Program is designed for doctoral candidates who are focused on finishing their dissertation. Each module includes a recorded training video and resources.

Register with the University of British Columbia's subscription

Academic Support and Success, Health and Wellness, Writing and Communication