Wellbeing for graduates

 

Our mission and vision

We recognize and celebrate wellbeing for all our graduate students

We offer a proactive and reactive response to graduates’ increasing needs for mental health and wellness support: The GPE wellness team is dedicated to promoting UBC wellness resources while also offering direct support to students. We foster a culture that values diversity, inclusion and respect by promoting student-led wellness initiatives, offering customized workshops tailored to the diverse needs of our students, and by implementing collaborative events with faculty members.


Counselling services

 

 

Graduate students can struggle with issues related to self-doubt, perfectionism, work-life balance, strained supervisory relationships. Talking to a professional can help you work through these problems and take steps toward your goals, in line with your values, strengths, and priorities. If you’re feeling persistently stressed, anxious, or sad, it can help to speak with a counsellor.

Asmae El-Bouhali, our embedded counsellor offers confidential and private counselling services Counselling for Graduate Students | Graduate & Postdoctoral Education (ubc.ca)

Peer Mentorship Program

A 10 months program that offers a series of capacity building workshops to support mentors and mentees in their collaborative journey toward promoting personal and professional development in academia. Find more information and register here.

Student-led wellbeing initiatives

Develop your own initiative collectively or individually: contact our Wellbeing Support Coordinator. We can help you with brainstorming, coordination and implementation: sandrine.espie@ubc.ca

Explore UBC mental health and wellbeing resources

Find the support that you need to thrive: Student Services.

 

Learn wellness practices and strategies

Workshop series: You can learn how to integrate wellbeing practices into your daily life by exploring series of workshops and events tailored to your ongoing needs (self-resiliency, assertiveness, confidence, inclusion etc.). 

Connect with peers to find a supportive community

  • Develop your own initiative collectively or individually: contact our Wellbeing Support Coordinator. We can help you with brainstorming, coordination and implementation: sandrine.espie@ubc.ca
  • Find a mentor or become a mentee: Apply for the GPE mentorship program

Stand-up for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion!

  • The Equity and Inclusion Office is working to build a community in which human rights are respected, and equity and inclusion are embedded in all areas of academic, work and campus life.
  • The First Nations House of Learning (FNHL) is based in the First Nations Longhouse. Its mandate is to make the University’s vast resources more accessible to Indigenous people and to improve its ability to meet their needs.
  • The Centre for Accessibility facilitates disability-related accommodations and programming initiatives designed to remove barriers for students with disabilities and ongoing medical conditions in all aspects of university life.