Health and Wellbeing

Health and wellbeing are positively related to learning and academic success. Explore ways to maintain your physical and mental health and develop resiliency during your graduate school program.


Title Description Date Provider
The Inquiring Mind

This evidence-based program will address and promote mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness in an educational setting. It will cover three main components: stigma reduction, resiliency skills, and the Mental Health Continuum Model.

13 October 2022 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Wellness Centre
Applying for Scholarships for your Master’s program

This session will provide a detailed overview of the Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) and Affiliated Fellowship Award competition for Master’s-level funding, including advice on writing a successful application.

27 October 2022 - 2:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success
Harnessing your Resilience: Coping Strategies for Anxiety and Stress in Grad School and beyond

Have you ever wondered how to tap into your resilience during challenging times? Imagine a situation where you face a critique of your writing from a supervisor, do not get the grant you were counting on, or have to shift your academic focus because of the realities of the job market. With scenarios such as these in mind, this interactive session will:

17 November 2022 - 2:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success
Overcoming Perfectionism

We live in a culture that emphasizes being perfect as a virtue in everything from body image to relationships to career achievements. The problem is that life and being human, in spite of our best efforts, is messier than this. Having high standards is one thing, but taking a perfectionistic approach to life can actually get in the way of your success.

22 November 2022 - 9:30am Graduate Pathways to Success
Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success

Quick – tell us the top five things you are good at! Can you do it? Or would it be easier to tell us the things you’re not good at? The truth is many of us spend more time focused on (and trying to fix) what we’re not good at, instead of discovering, appreciating, and cultivating our strengths.

23 November 2022 - 2:30pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, Graduate Pathways to Success
Build your confidence for greater interpersonal impact

Have you experienced a situation where you felt you had no control?  Have you felt powerless in a work or academic environment? In this workshop, the focus will be to deepen your awareness of the interplay between yourself and others, both at the personal and social level.

30 November 2022 - 10:00am Graduate Pathways to Success
Getting the Most Out of your Academic Experience: Designing your Grad School Strategy

Graduate students today have a plethora of academic and professional obligations as well as opportunities they may engage in during their graduate journey. There are also many ways to define success both within and after graduate school.

1 December 2022 - 10:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers


Title Description Provider
Wellness Workshops

Wellness-themed graduate workshops are available by request through the UBC Wellness Centre.

Wellness Centre
Getting Through Grad School with Grace & Grit: The Online Support Group

We recognize that graduate students face many unique challenges. The experience can sometimes feel isolating and overwhelming, and maintaining a sense of community is important.  If you are a graduate student at UBCV or UBCO, please join Getting Through Grad School with Grace & Grit.

Wellness Centre, Counselling Services


Title Description Provider
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.

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National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Understanding Stress

Tips, resources, and in-person support for managing stress

Wellness Centre