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
Graduate Wellness Group Discussion: Career Uncertainty

This is the second event in a 4 part Graduate Wellness Group Discussion Series and will be focused on Career Uncertainty.

Tuesday, Oct 20 | 12 – 1: 30 pm

Register

20 October 2020 - 12:00pm Counselling Services, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Repaying student loans | Webinar

Thu, October 22, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. Free. Join UBC Enrolment Services Advisors at this webinar for students whose student loans are due to go into repayment. These topics will be covered:

22 October 2020 - 1:00pm Enrolment Services
Webinar: Panic to Power - Build Your Confidence

Fri, October 23, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM See description. 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.

23 October 2020 - 4:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Feeling Stuck or Unsure

Mon, October 26, 2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM See description. Bring your questions and get resources that will help you take action towards your goals.

To register for this event: RSVP on CareersOnline

26 October 2020 - 5:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Designing Your Life

Tue, October 27, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM See description. Each day is an opportunity to think like a designer - to be curious, try things out, collaborate with others, reflect, and be mindful when making choices. In this workshop, we challenge you to think about the multiple possible futures you can design for your life and career.

27 October 2020 - 4:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
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.

27 October 2020 - 4:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success

Update October 20th: This session is cancelled due to low registration. Please register for the alternative session on Tuesday, October 27th (here)

29 October 2020 - 12:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Designing Your Life

Mon, November 2, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM See description. Each day is an opportunity to think like a designer - to be curious, try things out, collaborate with others, reflect, and be mindful when making choices. In this workshop, we challenge you to think about the multiple possible futures you can design for your life and career.

2 November 2020 - 12:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
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 - 9:30am Graduate Pathways to Success
Webinar: Panic to Power - Build Your Confidence

Fri, November 6, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM See description. 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.

6 November 2020 - 4:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Feeling Stuck or Unsure

Mon, November 9, 2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM See description. Bring your questions and get resources that will help you take action towards your goals.

To register for this event: RSVP on CareersOnline

9 November 2020 - 5:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Designing Your Life

Tue, November 10, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM See description. Each day is an opportunity to think like a designer - to be curious, try things out, collaborate with others, reflect, and be mindful when making choices. In this workshop, we challenge you to think about the multiple possible futures you can design for your life and career.

10 November 2020 - 4:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
How to Manage Stress, Rejection & the Haters in Your Midst

Are you stressed? Do you feel devastated when your articles and/or grant proposals get rejected? Is the pressure of publishing/funding your work making you sick? If any of this sounds familiar and you have difficulty managing the negative energy and rejection in your environment, please join us to learn:

12 November 2020 - 11:00am National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Webinar: Designing Your Life

Mon, November 16, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM See description. Each day is an opportunity to think like a designer - to be curious, try things out, collaborate with others, reflect, and be mindful when making choices. In this workshop, we challenge you to think about the multiple possible futures you can design for your life and career.

16 November 2020 - 12:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
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
Graduate Wellness Group Discussion: Impostor Syndrome

This is the third event in a 4 part Graduate Wellness Group Discussion Series and will be focused on Impostor Syndrome

Thursday, Nov 19 | 11:00 AM  – 12: 30 pm, registration will open Nov 9th. 

19 November 2020 - 11:00am Counselling Services, Wellness Centre
Building Positive Relationships in Graduate School

Graduate school can be challenging without proper support and fulfilling professional relationships. In this webinar, a panel of academic experts who work with grad students will discuss ways to maintain positive and healthy connections with your colleagues and supervisors.

20 November 2020 - 9:00am Beyond the Professoriate
Webinar: Panic to Power - Build Your Confidence

Fri, November 20, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM See description. 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.

20 November 2020 - 4:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Feeling Stuck or Unsure

Mon, November 23, 2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM See description. Bring your questions and get resources that will help you take action towards your goals.

To register for this event: RSVP on CareersOnline

23 November 2020 - 5:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Designing Your Life

Tue, November 24, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM See description. Each day is an opportunity to think like a designer - to be curious, try things out, collaborate with others, reflect, and be mindful when making choices. In this workshop, we challenge you to think about the multiple possible futures you can design for your life and career.

24 November 2020 - 4:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers

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 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

UBC recognizes that graduate students are facing ongoing changes in their daily lives in support of containing the virus causing COVID-19. The uncertainty and stress at this time can often feel overwhelming, and maintaining a sense of community is now more important than ever.

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