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Your friendly neighbourhood Wellbeing Support Coordinator

May 8, 2020

Meet Karen Ross, the Faculty of Medicine’s new Graduate & Postdoctoral Wellbeing Support Coordinator.

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What helps in uncertain times?

May 8, 2020

Karen shares some links that have helped her make sense of the ambient unease and ambiguity of these unprecedented times.

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Wellbeing Webinars from G+PS

September 7, 2020

Did you know that Graduate + Postdoctoral Studies offers many wellbeing-related workshops? Check out what’s coming up!

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Wellbeing Conversation Café: August 14

July 30, 2020

Register for the Faculty of Medicine Trainee Wellbeing Conversation Café on Friday August 14 @ 11am.

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Volunteer to be a peer mentor!

July 30, 2020

Join the new Faculty of Medicine Peer Mentorship Program.

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Self-compassion, AKA being a little nicer to ourselves

February 5, 2021

“Lazy,” “slow,” “selfish” … do you call yourself names you’d never dream of calling a good friend? Maybe it’s time for a little self-compassion.

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Returning to On-Site Research: Key Messages for Trainees

June 1, 2020

Highlights for grad students and postdocs as UBC prepares to gradually re-open research sites.

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Resilience for science & medicine trainees: Webinar series

September 10, 2020

The U.S. National Institutes of Health is offering a series of webinars and discussions focused on helping students and postdoctoral fellows develop the resilience needed to thrive in high-knowledge environments.

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Networking Skills – Virtual Workshop

November 30, 2020

Date: Tuesday, December 8 Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm You’ve all heard the saying “you are only as good as your network,” but have you ever wondered how to get one? This course is designed to provide insight and interaction along with the know how to build and stabilize business relationships through effective networking. We […]

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Resources and Tools

Learner Mistreatment Help

January 12, 2021

Feeling safe, respected, and valued are central to wellbeing. You have confidential and anonymous options for reporting mistreatment.

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Happy Hours, Games Nights, Crafternoons: Planning Virtual Events

June 5, 2020

It’s still important to stay connected! Tips and ideas for organizing your own online event.

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Happy 2021! Free online programs for resilience and wellbeing

January 14, 2021

New Year’s resolutions might look different this year – smaller, gentler, kinder. If you’re interested in boosting your wellbeing, check out these free online programs.

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Extended health benefits for counselling: Why? How? Where do I start?

May 8, 2020

Karen breaks down the nitty-gritty of using extended health benefits and finding a counsellor in the community.

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Call for volunteers: Trainee Wellbeing Working Group

June 15, 2020

Want to make life better and/or easier for grad students & postdocs in the Faculty of Medicine? Join the Trainee Wellbeing Working Group!

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Anti-racism Resources

June 10, 2020

Resources addressing racism, colonialism, and white supremacy from #ShutDownSTEM and the UBC IGNITE Book Club, among others.

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Announcing the Trainee Thrive newsletter!

January 14, 2021

Subscribe to our new wellbeing newsletter for grad students and postdocs!

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A Sad Man in a Suit: One Student’s Experiences with Depression and Anxiety

September 28, 2020

Please join us on Monday, September 28th at 12-1pm for an open and frank conversation about a MD/PhD student’s experience with mental health problems.

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“A Sad Man in a Suit”: One Student’s Experiences with Depression and Anxiety

October 8, 2020

During an open & honest peer-to-peer conversation, one student shared his story – here are some audience questions we didn’t have time to address during the event.

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