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.

 Events

Title Description Date Provider
Webinar: Panic to Power: Build Your Confidence

Tue, August 11, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. If your stress or nervousness is getting in your way, this workshop will offer useful information and effective coping strategies to turn your unease into motivated, productive energy that will help you approach your goals with increased comfort and confidence.

11 August 2020 - 1:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Feeling Stuck or Unsure

Tue, August 18, 2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Bring your questions and get resources that will help you take action towards your goals.

To register for this event: RSVP on CareersOnline

18 August 2020 - 5:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Leading Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) at work is more important now than ever before. Stories of anti-Asian sentiment and harassment, women’s career struggles while balancing work and family during COVID-19 lockdowns, and protests in support of #BlackLivesMatter are now part of the daily news headlines.

19 August 2020 - 12:00pm alumni UBC
Webinar: Panic to Power: Build Your Confidence

Tue, August 25, 2020 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. If your stress or nervousness is getting in your way, this workshop will offer useful information and effective coping strategies to turn your unease into motivated, productive energy that will help you approach your goals with increased comfort and confidence.

25 August 2020 - 3:30pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Feeling Stuck or Unsure

Tue, September 1, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Bring your questions and get resources that will help you take action towards your goals.

To register for this event: RSVP on CareersOnline

1 September 2020 - 2:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
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.

29 October 2020 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Mitacs Training
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.

3 November 2020 - 10:00am Graduate Pathways to Success
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.

18 November 2020 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success

 Services

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 online for access up-to-date health education and information, learn more about health-related resources on and off campus, access tips and strategies for your wellbeing as a student, and hear from the experiences of your graduate peers.  Enrol online using this link: https://canvas.ubc.ca/enroll/PCNEN4.

Wellness Centre
UBC Graduate Student Online Support Group

We know that UBC graduate students are facing ongoing changes in their daily lives in support of containing the virus causing COVID-19 for collective well-being. The uncertainty and stress at this time can feel overwhelming. Physical distancing make it more important than ever to maintain a sense of community.

Wellness Centre, Counselling Services

 Resources

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.

Register with the University of British Columbia's subscription

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Understanding Stress

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

Wellness Centre
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.

Register

Mitacs Training