Health and Wellness

Health and wellness 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
Off-Campus Wellness Workshop (at BC Cancer): Live well to Lead Well

Student leaders are often important role-models for their fellow students, and prioritizing your personal wellbeing is fundamental to assisting and supporting others. This workshop guides students in leadership positions to reflect on their own wellness to empower them as role-models for student wellbeing.

22 November 2019 - 12:00pm GrasPods
Dealing with Criticism: Giving and Receiving Feedback

From the comments in red pen in the margins of papers to the peer review process to the eye-rolls and laughter of an audience during a presentation, much of the academic exercise of advancing knowledge is based on the concept of giving and receiving feedback.

26 November 2019 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Equity & Inclusion Office
Graduate Students: Panic to Power

Wed, December 4, 2019 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM See description. Is the stress around pursuing your goals making you feel avoidant and unmotivated rather than confident and focused? You are not alone!

4 December 2019 - 4:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Time Management

As a graduate student, you likely wear many hats - perhaps as a student, an employee or a friend. Each of these hats entails different responsibilities and commitments. How these responsibilities align with your personal priorities and relatedly, how you choose to spend your time, can contribute to your sense of work/school-life balance.

16 January 2020 - 10:00am Wellness Centre, Graduate Pathways to Success
How to Manage Chronic Illness and Academic Life (Webinar)

Register through UBC's subscription to learn about maintaining professional productivity while managing a chronic illness which has several particular challenges. At times, the scheduling and culture of the academy actively ignores the needs of the body/mind in its demand for scholarly and professional productivity.

18 February 2020 - 11:00am National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Time Management

This energetic, intensive one-day course will sharpen your professional time management skills and optimize your working week. Building on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) best practices, methodologies, and productivity tactics, the workshop provides tools and techniques that can be applied to a partner industry project or employment-based role.

6 March 2020 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Mitacs Training
Breaking Patterns of Procrastination

Putting things off to the last minute? Having a hard time starting a project? Or is it hard to finish and actually put a close to something you are working on? This workshop is here to help you procrastinate less and get more done.

25 March 2020 - 9:30am Graduate Pathways to Success


Title Description Provider
Wellness Workshops

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

Wellness Centre
Graduate Wellness Peers Drop-In

Visit the Wellness Centre (room 1400, Life Bldg) to talk with a graduate wellness peer about stress, sexual health, eating well, and more.  Current drop-in hours are Monday 11 - 1 and 4-5, Tuesday 10 - 11, Wednesday 11-1 and Thursday 12 - 1. Hours are subject to change.  The Wellness Centre is open Mon - Fri 10 - 5 PM and Tuesday 10 - 4 PM.

Wellness Centre


Title Description Provider
Dissertation Success Curriculum

The 12-week Dissertation Success 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

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Time Management (online course)

If you find yourself frequently running out of time on a project or impending deadlines are making you anxious, this course is here to help. You’ll learn how to make the most of every minute, avoid procrastination and other “time thieves,” and create achievable plans and schedules, based on project management best practices.


Mitacs Training