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
Grad Wellness Series: Caring for Yourself in Grad School: Self-care Strategies for Managing Stress and Avoiding Burnout

This is the third session in the Graduate Wellness series. Previous sessions have included: Imposter Syndrome for which resources can be found here.

26 January 2022 - 12:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Wellness Centre
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 February 2022 - 9:30am Graduate Pathways to Success
Project and Time Management (Mitacs Training)

This facilitated synchronous session, offered by Mitacs Training, is designed to provide learners with the opportunity to practice delivering project status updates to their stakeholders. Learners will draft and present their updates to small groups and receive feedback from their peers.

16 February 2022 - 9:30am Mitacs Training
Project and Time Management (Mitacs Training)

This facilitated synchronous session, offered by Mitacs Training, is designed to provide learners with the opportunity to practice delivering project status updates to their stakeholders. Learners will draft and present their updates to small groups and receive feedback from their peers.

15 March 2022 - 9:30am Mitacs Training
Harnessing your Resilience for Thriving in Grad School and beyond

Have you ever wondered how to tap into your resilience during challenging times? Imagine a situation where you face a critique of your writing from a supervisor, do not get the grant you were counting on, or have to shift your academic focus because of the realities of the job market. With scenarios such as these in mind, this interactive session will:

28 April 2022 - 2:00am Graduate Pathways to Success
Harnessing your Resilience for Thriving in Grad School and beyond

Have you ever wondered how to tap into your resilience during challenging times? Imagine a situation where you face a critique of your writing from a supervisor, do not get the grant you were counting on, or have to shift your academic focus because of the realities of the job market. With scenarios such as these in mind, this interactive session will:

28 April 2022 - 2:00pm 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
Getting Through Grad School with Grace & Grit: The Online Support Group

We recognize that graduate students face ongoing challenges. The stress and uncertainty at this time can feel isolating and overwhelming, and maintaining a sense of community is more important than ever. This support group is a nonjudgmental online community where graduate students come together in solidarity to discuss what matters most to them, support each other, and apply grace and grit to succeed in their current challenges.

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 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