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
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.

22 April 2021 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success
How I decided to leave academia

Are you considering a non-faculty career? Join Beyond the Professoriate Founder L. Maren Wood, PhD as she speaks with 3 PhDs about their decision to leave academia and how they built thriving careers in the professional workforce.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

23 April 2021 - 9:00am Beyond the Professoriate
Financial Wellness Peers: Beyond Saving

Mon, April 26, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. Free. Join the UBC Financial Wellness Peers for Beyond Saving: Putting your money to work

Interested in learning more about money? How to save more of it? What to do with it when you've got it?

26 April 2021 - 2:00pm Enrolment Services
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:

5 May 2021 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success
Celebrate Learning Week Keynote – Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and other “Differentisms”

Tue, May 18, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Free. Cia Verschelden is the keynote speaker for Celebrate Learning Week 2021.

Bandwidth concept – scarcity steals mental bandwidth

18 May 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
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.

1 June 2021 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Mitacs Training


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:

Wellness Centre
UBC Graduate Student Online Support Group

UBC recognizes that graduate students are facing challenges not only related to grad school, but also the ongoing changes in their 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


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.


Mitacs Training