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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Assertiveness: Speaking Up for Yourself in Difficult Conversation

Are you looking for ways to build confidence and be assertive in challenging situations? You may find yourself in conflict situations where there is a difference of power or unclear expectations but you lack the courage or tools to address the situation. This practical course will give you the skills necessary to engage in difficult conversations and express yourself with conviction.

13 April 2023 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success
Imposter Phenomenon

Do you ever feel like to you don’t belong in grad school?  Have you ever downplayed your accomplishments? This interactive workshop will be facilitated by staff from UBC Counselling Services and focuses on understanding and managing feelings of the imposter phenomenon.

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24 May 2023 - 12:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Counselling Services
Self-Care Strategies for Managing Stress and Avoiding Burnout - Staying on Track in Grad School Series

Graduate school can be both an exciting and stressful time for many students. Supporting and caring for one’s health and wellbeing is important to learning and completing your degree, as well as building professional competency. This interactive webinar will be facilitated by members of UBC Counselling Services, and focuses on managing your stress during graduate school.

5 April 2023 - 12:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Counselling Services


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Getting Through Grad School: 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.

Tuesdays Jan 24 - April 18, 3 - 4:15 (following sessions tbc).

Wellness Centre, Counselling Services
Wellness Workshops

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

Wellness Centre


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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
Understanding Stress

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

Wellness Centre