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
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
Panic to Power

Are you feeling uncertain or worried about getting experiences and making connections necessary for your journey at UBC and into meaningful work? Is the stress around pursuing your goals making you feel avoidant and unmotivated rather than confident and focused? You are not alone!

18 February 2020 - 2:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, 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.

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
Roadmap to Resilience in Graduate 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:

29 April 2020 - 1:00pm 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 10 - 12 and 1-2, Wednesday 11-1 and Thursday 11 - 12. 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