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.



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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, 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 upcoming session for 2023 is February 20  - March 5.

Register for the site through UBC's subscription.  Registration for the challenge closes Feb 15

It's very simple...

Academic, Writing and Communication


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Dissertation Success Curriculum

The 12-week Dissertation Success online, on-demand 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 to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

Academic, Health and Wellbeing, Writing and Communication
Pivoting to Online Teaching, Webinar Recording and Resources

In this webinar Sara Schley, PhD, walks you through a practical framework for moving your course online quickly.

Academic, Teaching
WriteNow, online supportive writing community

This new program ($195US), exclusively for graduate students and postdocs, offers 12 weeks (next session, May 16 - Aug 7, 2022) of access to the WriteNow platform and timer for increased writing productivity, goal setting, and community support.

Future dates will be posted once available

Register through UBC's subscription.

Academic, Writing and Communication