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.


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Preparing Excellent Fellowship Applications

Writing grant applications is an important part of research and of your development as researchers. The first opportunity to put together something like a grant application for many graduate students is to apply for fellowships. But, why do these fellowships even exist? How do they relate to my time at UBC and my career? How are recipients for fellowships selected?

30 June 2021 - 10:00am Graduate Pathways to Success
Navigating an Effective Relationship with your Supervisor

An event within the Graduate Wellness Discussion Series. 

This interactive workshop will be facilitated by staff members of UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Counselling Services to assist graduate students in building strong working relationships with their supervisor and committee members to support their progress through their graduate programs. 

17 June 2021 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Counselling Services
Budgeting 101: An Introduction to Financial Planning

Tue, August 17, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Budgeters are twice as likely to report no financial worries, compared with spenders.

17 August 2021 - 11:00am Enrolment Services


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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
Getting Through Grad School with Grace & Grit: The Online Support Group

We recognize that graduate students face ongoing challenges, due to both the grad school experience itself and the impact of the pandemic on one’s life and studies. 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


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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
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.

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National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity