Working with others

Building relationships inside and outside the university can help graduate students thrive and feel supported while learning from the experiences of others.


Title Description Provider
Grad Student Support Group

About the group

Are you a graduate student? Feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or challenged in balancing work and life? This in-person support group is for graduate students to connect with each other in a non-judgmental and welcoming space to help navigate the unique challenges of grad school.

Wellness Centre, Counselling Services


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Career resources for students from historically marginalized communities

Navigating your career options and seeking employment are two important components of your experience as a UBC student and future alumnus.  The UBC Career Centre has a resource page dedicated to answering questions and providing campus & community resources to help you thrive. The page includes information for groups including, but not limited to:

UBC Career Centre
Career Planning, Graduate

Visit the graduate student career page for tools, resources, advice, and video stories to help guide your career planning and exploration.

UBC Career Centre
Event Venues, Free

The Graduate Student Society has several spaces within the Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road, as well as the GSS Loft in the Nest,6133 University Blvd, available for graduate student professional development and social events as well as meetings and study groups.  Learn more about the venues, their capacity, and how to reserve a space here.

Graduate Student Society
The UBC Hub, Online Career Mentors

Create a free profile on The UBC Hub to connect with a UBC alumni mentor from anywhere in the world. Gain insight on global job markets and industries, receive feedback on your job search materials and online profile, or conduct informational interviews.

alumni UBC, UBC Career Centre
Hidden Handbook

A mini-series of short videos (5 - 10 mins each), to provide quick tips for success in a variety of areas across the academic sphere. Join for free with UBC's subscription, then watch.

Chapter 1: Accountability Matters: When it comes to research and writing, accountability matters. This video highlights three ways to increase academics’ accountability and boost their research productivity.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity