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.


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Wellness Workshops

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

Wellness Centre
Grad Student Support Group

About the group

Are you a graduate student? Feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or challenged in balancing work and life? This in-person support group is for graduate students to connect with each other in a non-judgmental and welcoming space to help navigate the unique challenges of grad school.

Wellness Centre, Counselling Services


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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.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Health topics to take care of your health

Get information and strategies from UBC Health and Wellness to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Topics include:

  • Food and nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Sleep for success
  • Understanding stress
  • Sex and sexual health
  • Alcohol, cannabis, and nicotine
  • Substance use and harm reduction


Wellness Centre
Hidden Handbook

A mini-series of short videos (5 - 10 mins each), to provide quick tips for success in a variety of areas across the academic sphere. Join for free with UBC's subscription, then watch.

Chapter 1: Accountability Matters: When it comes to research and writing, accountability matters. This video highlights three ways to increase academics’ accountability and boost their research productivity.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Wellbeing self-directed training

Visit for links to register for the following Canvas self-directed learning courses:

  • Navigating Your Health and Wellbeing at UBC and Beyond
  • Mental Health: The Basics
  • How to Help a Peer
  • Inclusive Event Planning
  • SAVE Lives: Harm Reduction & Naloxone Training
Wellness Centre