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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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 for 2021 is March 22 - April 4.

Register through UBC's subscription.  Registration begins Februrary 1.

It's very simple...

Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
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


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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

Academic Support and Success, Health and Wellness, 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 Support and Success, Teaching Development
WriteNow, online supportive writing community

This new program ($195US), exclusively for graduate students and postdocs, offers 12 weeks (January 18 - April 11, 2021) 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 Support and Success, Writing and Communication