Virtual Coffee Chats

Virtual Coffee Chats are currently on hold. However, if you are experiencing difficulties in any part of your life—academic, financial, emotional, practical, family—support is available. Here are some options:

For students:

Counselling for Faculty of Medicine graduate students: Asmae El-Bouhali is our new embedded counsellor for Faculty of Medicine graduate students. Book an appointment with Asmae by phoning UBC Counselling Services.

Wellness Centre Info Desk: Explore and ask questions about health and wellness resources, services, and support options with Wellness Centre Assistants, trained UBC students. Ask your questions in-person, via Zoom, or via an online form.

Same-day appointments at UBC Counselling Services: choose either a Wellness Advising appointment focused on assessment and wellness planning, or a same-day single-session counselling appointment.

UBC Student Assistance Program (UBC SAP) is a free, 24/7 wellness resource for students. Call any time for immediate support, personal counselling, life coaching, and more.

For concerns related to your graduate program or studies, your program director/advisor can also be an excellent resource.

For postdocs:

The Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is a confidential service offering expert information and immediate support via phone, video, app, or in-person. Contact the LifeWorks Care Access Centre 24/7 at 1-800-387-4765.