Well-Being

Fostering a sense of positive well-being and supporting members of our community are important to us.

 

We aim to make the Institute a healthy and safe space for all students, staff and faculty during their time here. This page acts to support this by sharing a variety of well-being resources and by providing information about relevant well-being events.

Our current well-being event highlight is: Support Group Series for Graduate Student Mental Health and Wellbeing.

 

Here you will find a list of well-being resources organized by services offered, accessibility on-/off-campus or otherwise, and cost. The areas covered include:

  • Emergency Resources
  • UBC Campus Safety & Security Resources
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Sexual Assault & Violence Support Resources
  • Drug & Addiction Resources
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Well-Being Resources
  • UBC Mental Health Clubs & Groups
  • Recreation Resources

 

Note: If you feel you might be in danger of hurting yourself or someone else, call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest hospital Emergency Room right away. If you feel someone else might be in danger of hurting themselves or someone else, call 9-1-1 right away.

(Last updated: August 2019)

 

UBC Hospital Urgent Care Centre

Website N/A
Contact Phone: (604) 822-7662

OR 9-1-1

OR (604) 822-2222 (campus security)

Where & When On-Campus

Every day 8am-10pm

 

UBC Hospital, Koerner Pavilion, 2211 Wesbrook Mall

Vancouver, BC, V6T 2B5

Services Emergency services for acute distress (including risk of suicide)

Sexual assault services

Cost Free

Vancouver General Hospital Emergency

Website N/A
Contact Phone: (604) 875-4111 Ext. 55657

OR any hospital emergency room

Phone: 9-1-1

Where & When Off-Campus

Hospital Services: 24/7, 365 days/year

Vancouver General Hospital, Segal Family Health Centre, Level 1, 803 West 12th Avenue

Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1M9

Services Emergency services for acute distress (including risk of suicide)
Cost Free

Vancouver Access & Assessment Centre

Website
Contact Crisis line: (604) 675-3700

OR 9-1-1.

Where & When Phone & Off-Campus

Crisis Line: 24/7, 365 days/year

Walk-In Services: 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM

 

Vancouver General Hospital, Segal Family Health Centre, Level 1

803 West 12th Avenue

Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1M9

Services Alternative to the Emergency Department for non-life-threatening mental health and/or substance use challenges.

Services include mobile response for crisis assessment and resolution, referrals to mental health teams, health care professionals or other agencies, including SAFER Counselling Services

Includes assistance for friends and family members of suffering individuals

Staff includes registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, and social workers, psychiatrists and reception staff who are there to help 24/7

Cost Free

Car 87

Website
Contact Crisis line: (604) 675-3700

via 9-1-1.

Where & When Phone

Phone: 24/7

Services Vancouver Police constable teamed with a registered nurse/registered psychiatric nurse

On-site assessments and intervention for people living with mental illness

Cost Free

BC Crisis Centre

Website
Contact Suicide helpline: 1-800-784-2433

Greater Vancouver: (604) 872-3311

Toll Free: 1-866-661-3311

Mental Health Support: 310-6789 (no area code)

Crisis Centre Chat

Where & When Phone

Phone Services: 24/7

Crisis Centre Chat: 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Services 24/7 free distress phone lines and services that are available to 2 million people on the Lower Mainland, Sea-to-Sky corridor, Sunshine Coast and in the Powell River area

Crisis Centre Chat from 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM to support youth and adults in distress

Specific phone lines for suicide and senior's distress

Available in 140+ languages

Cost Free

KUU-US Crisis Line Society

Website
Contact Adult/Elder: (250) 723-4050 Child/Youth: (250) 723-2040
Where & When Phone

Phone: 24/7

Services Indigenous people throughout British Columbia and callers from the Port Alberni area can call this 24/7 number if distressed
Cost Free

VictimLink

Website
Contact Toll Free Line: 1-800-563-0808TTY for hard-of-hearing:

Call (604) 875-0885

Text (604) 836-6381

Where & When Phone

Phone: 24/7

Services Provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labour or sexual services.

Toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across B.C. and the Yukon

110+ languages, including 17 North American Indigenous languages

Cost Free

Distress Line

Website N/A
Contact Toll Free Line: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Where & When Phone

Phone: 24/7

Services Call this number if you are in distress and may hurt yourself, or are worried about someone else's safety
Cost Free

Campus Security

Website
Contact Emergency: call 9-1-1

Non-emergency: 604 (822)-(2222)

Where & When 7:30am–6:30pm

2133 East Mall, Vancouver
BC, Canada, V6T 1Z4

Services Numerous services for safety, including facilitating safety around campus, hosting security & safety workshops, event security requests, and more

Lost and found items

Report an incident online here


AMS Safewalk

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 822-5355

Press any UBC Blue Phone & ask for Safewalk

Where & When Office: Room 1314 in the AMS Nest
Services Transportation service that will accompany students, staff and visitors who feel unsafe walking alone across campus

UBC Counselling Services

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 822-3811
Where & When On- & off-campus locations

Check website for walk-in hours

 

Brock Hall
1874 East Mall Room 1040

First Nations Longhouse
1985 West Mall

Lower Mall Research Station
2259 Lower Mall
Room 358

Oak Street Campus
Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of BC
4500 Oak Street

Services Drop-in and emergency counselling

Specific services provided for Indigenous students

Sexual assault counselling

Can help students with ongoing concerns that are affecting academics, sleep, or motivation, including sadness, stress, anxiety, relationship troubles, loss/grief, past experience of physical, sexual or emotional violence, or other mental health challenges.

Wellness Advisors are trained Masters-level counsellors who meet students for a one-time 15-20 minute assessment. They’ll listen to your needs and connect you with resources to best help you reach your goals. This could include self-directed resources, workshops and coaching, group therapy, or individual therapy.

Cost Free for students

UBC Wellness Centre & Wellness Peers (Student Services)

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 822-8450

Email: wellness.centre@ubc.ca

Where & When On-Campus
Most weekdays 10am-5pm
Check the calendar on the website for daily peer hours and eventsWellness Centre
6138 Student Union Boulevard
Room 1301
Services Trained student volunteers can answer your questions, talk with you, & recommend resources for everyday concerns related to health, relationships, and workload.

Talk to a nurse about any health concern during Nurse on Campus hours

Wellness Peers can help with mental health, sexual health, academic stress, and student life.

Cost Free

Student Health Services 

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 822-7011

Email: student.health@ubc.ca

Where & When On-Campus

Most weekdays 8am-4pm

UBC Hospital
2211 Wesbrook Mall
Koerner Pavilion
Room M334

Services Offers a wide range of health assessments and treatments provided by doctors, nurses, and specialists.

Referrals to specialists (e.g., psychiatrists)

Services offered include sexual health and birth control, mental/health illness, sports medicine, injuries and wound care, immunization and allergy care.

Students can book appointments online

Cost Free

Empower Me

Website (Enter password: “Studentcare”)
Contact Phone: 1 844 741-6389 (toll-free in North America)
Where & When By phone

24/7

Services Drop-in and emergency counselling

Specific services provided for Indigenous students

Sexual assault counselling

Can help students with ongoing concerns that are affecting academics, sleep, or motivation, including sadness, stress, anxiety, relationship troubles, loss/grief, past experience of physical, sexual or emotional violence, or other mental health challenges.

Wellness Advisors are trained Masters-level counsellors who meet students for a one-time 15-20 minute assessment. They’ll listen to your needs and connect you with resources to best help you reach your goals. This could include self-directed resources, workshops and coaching, group therapy, or individual therapy.

Cost Free

AMS SpeakEasy

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 822-9246

Email: speak@ams.ubc.ca

Where & When On-Campus & By Phone

Mon - Fri: 11am-7pm

 

AMS Nest

6133 University Boulevard

Room 1314

Services Free, confidential, one-on-one peer support for UBC students and staff for a variety of challenges.

Drop-in sessions and appointments take place with Peer Support volunteers, who are highly trained in active listening skills, offering referrals and general mental health competency

Drop-in or book an appointment online

Cost Free

Therapy Assisted Online Tool (TAO) Self-Help

Website (Sign up with UBC email)
Contact N/A
Where & When Online

24/7

Services Sign up for a free, secure and private account with your UBC email

Learn about managing stress, anxiety, anger, problem solving, and relationships

Evaluate your alcohol and drug use

Cost Free with UBC email signup

Hope for Wellness Helpline

Website
Contact Toll-Free Helpline: 1-855-242-3310

Online Chat

Where & When Phone & Online
Chat: 24/7
Services Indigenous-specific support and immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada

On request, phone counselling available in Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut

24/7 phone & chat counselling available in English and French as well

Cost Free

Neville Scarfe Counselling

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 827-1523 (please leave message)

* All patients must complete a telephone intake prior to first visit.

Where & When On-Campus

September to April, daytime & evening appointments

 

Psychoeducational Research and Training Clinic (PRTC)

Neville Scarfe Building

2125 Main Mall

Vancouver, BC

V6T 1Z4

Room 1100

Services Counselling by Counselling Psychology Master’s students in training, supervised by a registered on-site psychologist

Help with stress-management (work, home, school stress), anxiety, depression, school and relationship issues.

Referrals to other services also available.

Cost Free

UBC Psychology Clinic

Website
Contact Phone: 604-822-3005

Email: clinic@psych.ubc.ca

Where & When On-Campus

Mon -Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

September to April

 

Douglas T. Kenny Building

Room 1409A, 2136 West Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z4

Services Services for children and adults

Psychological assessments and treatments for adults, with treatments with cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT) and short-term psychodynamic therapy

Cost Varied

Mood Disorders Centre

Website
Contact
Phone: (604) 822-7512
Fax: (604) 822-7922
Where & When On-Campus

Monday-Friday 11am-7pm

* Please check in at the Mood Disorders clinic reception desk

 

Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health

2215 Wesbrook Mall
2nd Floor
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z3
Services Psychiatric program designed to diagnose and treat mood related disorders such as Bipolar Disorder, Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Cost Varied

New Westminster UBC Counselling Centre

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 525-6651
Where & When Off-Campus

September to June

 

821 – 8th Street

New Westminster, BC

V3M 3S9

(at New Westminster Secondary School)

Services Jointly operated by UBC Counselling Psychology and the New Westminster School District

Provides counselling services for adults, children and youth

Counselling by Counselling Psychology Master’s students in training, who receive direct supervision from university faculty

Cost Free

Adler Centre

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 742-1818

Email: apabc@adler.bc.ca

Where & When Off-Campus

Mon to Fri: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PMSat: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

* Individual counsellor’s schedules vary within this time frame

 

440 – 2184 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC

V6K 2E1

Services Non-profit counselling clinic and education site

Offer reduced-rate counselling services for families, individuals, couples, and businesses, as well as parenting education

Cost Varied, reduced rates

Family Services of Greater Vancouver

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 731-4951

Email: intake@fsgv.ca

Where & When Off-Campus

Various regional offices

 

Vancouver office:

Counselling, Trauma and Victim Services
Family Services of Greater Vancouver

401 – 1638 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V5N 1W1

Services Not-for-profit organization that provides counselling for various issues including anxiety and/or depression, cross cultural family adjustment, and marital/relationship problems

Staff who can work with you in Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish

Cost Various, based on household income

Self-Harm Anonymous Recovery and Education (SHARE) Canada

Website
Contact E-mail: info@vivreshare.org

Facebook page

Where & When Online

N/A

Services Promotes self-care, educate about self-harm, and facilitate the creation of SHARE groups for anyone affected by self-harm
Cost Free

UBC Mindfulness & Meditation

Website
Contact (See website)
Where & When On- & Off-Campus Events

(See website for specific events)

Services Hub for all mindfulness and meditation opportunities at UBC and several online resources, including drop-in classes, downloadable meditative recordings and meditative spaces at UBC
Cost Varied

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Website
Contact Organize or register for a training session
Where & When On-Campus

(See website for specific dates and times)

Services Training to help students, staff and faculty recognize suicide warning signs, approach someone who may be at risk and persuade the person to seek help.
Cost Free

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 822-1588

Email: gethelp@svpro.ubc.ca

Where & When On-campus

Mon to Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

 

Orchard Commons
6363 Agronomy Road
Room 4071

Services Safe place for students who have experienced sexual assault, regardless of when or where it took place, to get the support they need.

All gender identities, expressions and sexualities are welcome.

If you’ve been assaulted within the last 7 days, there is a special team of nurses at the hospital who can help you. You may need medical attention even if you don’t have visible signs of injury.

If you have been drugged, choked, strangled or have difficulty breathing, swallowing or speaking, go to the nearest hospital immediately.

Can help you find somewhere safe to stay, go with you to the hospital/police/court, arrange academic and workplace concessions, and explain your reporting options.

Cost Free

AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC)

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 827-5180

Email: sasc@ams.ubc.ca

Where & When On-Campus
Every day 8am-10pmAMS Nest,
6133 University Boulevard
Room 3127
Services Crisis and emotional support for sexual assault survivors and their friends and family members.

Referrals to other services as needed.

Services include Crisis and short-term emotional support, support groups, advocacy, education and outreach, community lending library, and a resource area.

Cost Free

Battered Women’s Support Services

Website
Contact Crisis Line: (604) 687-1867

Email: information@bwss.org

Where & When Phone

Wednesdays: 10:00AM - 8:00 PM

Other Weekdays: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Services Provide education, advocacy, and support services and work toward the elimination of violence from a feminist perspective that promotes equality for all women.

Services include a crisis and intake telephone line, counselling, support groups, and several programs tailored to specific groups (e.g., Indigenous Women’s Program; AWARE Program to help women find employment; LGBTQ2S and non-binary survivors of violence group; etc.) Full list

Cost Free

AMS Vice

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 827-1728

Email: vice@ams.ubc.ca

Where & When On-Campus

Office:

AMS Nest, 6133 University Boulevard

Room 3125A

Services Provides information about substance use and facilitates weekly, peer dialogue sessions about healthy substance use (see session schedule here).

Holds mentorship program where students and their mentors collaborate to support the student in reaching a substance use pattern that suits them & the life they want to lead.

Cost Free

BC Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service (ADIRS)

Website
Contact Toll-free phone: 1 800-663-1441

Lower Mainland phone: (604) 660-9382

Where & When Phone

24/7

Services Provides free, confidential information and referral services to those in need of support with any kind of substance use issue (alcohol or other drugs).

Free, multilingual telephone assistance available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Cost Free

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Vancouver

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 434-3933

Email: staff@vancouveraa.ca

Where & When Various Locations

Meetings: Various (see meetings)

 

Office:

Mon to Fri: 8:00AM - 6:30PM

Sat to Sun: 9:30AM - 1:00PM

3457 Kingsway

Vancouver, BC

V5R 5L5

Services Holds meetings where members can share their experience, strength and hope with each other concerning their problems with alcohol and their experiences in recovery.
Cost Free

 

For more information on equity, diversity and inclusion, as well as additional resources related to those topics, please visit our Equity, Diversity & Inclusion page.

 

Graduate Student Society (GSS) Advocacy

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 822-3203

Email: advocacy@gss.ubc.ca

Where & When Online & Phone

Mon-Fri: 9:00AM - 5:00 PM

Services Confidential assistance provided to graduate students by graduate students.

For those experiencing academic and/or non-academic difficulties, including academic misconduct, bursaries, harassment & discrimination, & more.

Area Advocacy

AMS Advocacy & Ombuds Office

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 822-9855

Email: advocate@ams.ubc.ca

Where & When On-Campus

The Nest
Rm 3118-6133 University Blvd. Vancouver, BC

Services Assist students facing bureaucratic challenges and disciplinary committees of UBC.

Support for non-academic misconduct (harassment, vandalism of University property, stealing), academic misconduct, housing appeals and other issues.

Area Advocacy

Office of the Ombudsperson for Students

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 822-6149

Email: ombuds.office@ubc.ca

Where & When On-Campus

C.K. Choi Building

181 - 1855 West Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z2

Services Independent & confidential resource to help students address concerns about unfair treatment at UBC.

Provides resource information, makes referrals, identifies university processes & policies, and more.

Area Advocacy

Law Students' Legal Advice Program

Website
Contact Phone: 604-822-5791

Please note that LSLAP cannot give legal advice over the telephone.

Where & When Various locations, call for appointment times

 

Office hours: Mon - Fri: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Services Non-profit run by law students at Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC to provide free legal advice & representation to clients who would otherwise be unable to afford legal assistance.

Clinics throughout the Lower Mainland, with ability to set up Chinese language appointment at Chinatown clinic (call 604-684-1628).

Area Advocacy, Income Equality

Aboriginal Student Affairs

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 827-5467
Where & When On-Campus

UBC Faculty of Arts, Buchanan D 112B, 1866 Main Mall

Services Supports the success of new and continuing First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students through providing guidance and answering any academic and course planning questions that you may have.
Area Indigenous

Aboriginal Portal

Website
Contact N/A
Where & When Online
Services Resource for information relating to Aboriginal spaces, programs, initiatives, research and services that are available on the UBC Vancouver campus, including the Longhouse, First Nations House of Learning, Xwi7xwa Library and more.

Provides information about general services like a directory of Academic Advisors on campus, information about Housing, Childcare, Recreation and Counselling, and much more.

Area Indigenous

First Nations Health Authority

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 693-6500​

​Toll free​: 1-866-913-0033
Health Benefits (toll-free):​ 1-855-550-5454​​
Where & When Phone & Online

 

Office:

501-100 Park Royal South
Coast Salish Territory
West Vancouver, BC
V7T 1A2

 

For Health Benefits in-person inquiries please visit the Alberni office at:

1166 Alberni Street
Room 701
Coast Salish Territory
Vancouver, BC
V6E 3Z3​​​
Services Health and wellness partner to over 200 diverse First Nations communities and citizens across BC

Provides community-based services are largely focused on health promotion and disease prevention which include primary health care; children, youth and maternal health; mental health and wellness; and much more.

Area Indigenous

Hope for Wellness Helpline

Website
Contact Toll-Free Helpline: 1-855-242-3310

Online Chat

Where & When Phone & Online

Chat: 24/7

Services Indigenous-specific support and immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.

On request, phone counselling available in Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut.

24/7 phone & chat counselling available in English and French as well.

Area Indigenous

KUU-US Crisis Line Society

Website
Contact Adult/Elder: (250) 723-4050

Child/Youth: (250) 723-2040

Where & When Phone

24/7

Services Indigenous people throughout British Columbia and callers from the Port Alberni area can call this 24/7 number if distressed.
Area Indigenous

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 822-1588

Email: gethelp@svpro.ubc.ca

Where & When On-campus

Mon to Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

 

Orchard Commons
6363 Agronomy Road
Room 4071

Services Safe place for students who have experienced sexual assault, regardless of when or where it took place, to get the support they need.

All gender identities, expressions and sexualities are welcome.

If you’ve been assaulted within the last 7 days, there is a special team of nurses at the hospital who can help you. You may need medical attention even if you don’t have visible signs of injury.

If you have been drugged, choked, strangled or have difficulty breathing, swallowing or speaking, go to the nearest hospital immediately.

Can help you find somewhere safe to stay, go with you to the hospital/police/court, arrange academic and workplace concessions, and explain your reporting options

Area Sexual Violence

AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC)

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 827-5180

Email: sasc@ams.ubc.ca

Where & When On-Campus
Every day 8am-10pmAMS Nest,
6133 University Boulevard
Room 3127
Services Crisis and emotional support for sexual assault survivors and their friends and family members

Referrals to other services as needed

Services include Crisis and short-term emotional support, support groups, advocacy, education and outreach, community lending library, and a resource area.

Area Sexual Violence

Battered Women’s Support Services

Website
Contact Crisis Line: (604) 687-1867

Email: information@bwss.org

Where & When Phone

Wednesdays: 10:00AM - 8:00 PM

Other Weekdays: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Services Provide education, advocacy, and support services and work toward the elimination of violence from a feminist perspective that promotes equality for all women.

Services include a crisis and intake telephone line, counselling, support groups, and several programs tailored to specific groups (e.g., Indigenous Women’s Program; AWARE Program to help women find employment; LGBTQ2S and non-binary survivors of violence group; etc.) Full list

Area Sexual Violence

AMS Food Bank

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 822-2371

Email: foodbank@ams.ubc.ca

Where & When On-Campus

Mon & Thur: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

UBC Life Building

6138 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

LIFE 0032

Services Emergency food relief service for UBC students that offers non-perishable foods, personal hygiene supplies, budgeting tips and information on additional resources.

Allows all UBC students requiring emergency food relief to use the Bank up to 6 times per term (Terms: Sept - Dec, Jan - Apr, May - Aug).

Referrals to other Lower Mainland food banks and sources of financial assistance.

Area Income Equality

Equity and Inclusion Office

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 827-1773

Email: humanrights.advisor@equity.ubc.ca

Where & When On-Campus

Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

 

Brock Hall
Room 2306-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

Services Provides education across UBC about creating a socially sustainable community, mutual respect and inclusion.
Area Equity & Diversity

Centre for Accessibility

Website
Contact Phone: (604) 822-5844

Email: info.accessibility@ubc.ca

Where & When On-Campus

Most weekdays 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Check website for specific hours

 

Brock Hall
1874 East Mall
Room 2306

Services Support and programming initiatives designed to remove barriers for students with disabilities and facilitates disability related accommodations for members of the UBC Vancouver community.

Includes academic and exam accommodations.

Area Equity & Diversity

AMS Colour Connected Against Racism

Facebook page
Contact Email: colourconnectedubc@gmail.com
Where & When (See Facebook page for meeting locations and times)
Services AMS resource group that works to end racism, and all forms of oppression, discrimination and prejudice.
Area Equity & Diversity

AMS Pride Collective

Website
Contact Email: prideubc@gmail.com
Where & When On-Campus

The Nest
Resource Groups Centre
Rm 2103-6133 University Blvd. Vancouver, BC

Services This is a resource group that offers educational and social services dealing with sexual and gender diversity to the UBC community, including but not limited to students, staff, and faculty.

Provide support and information to those who self-identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, non-binary, two-spirit, asexual, queer, questioning, intersex, other identities, those who do not identify and allies.

Assists people who are coming out and supplies a forum for dialogue about sexuality and gender identity.

Area Equity & Diversity

AMS Women’s Centre

Facebook page
Contact Email: ubcwomenscentre@gmail.com
Where & When On-Campus

The Nest
Rm 2113-6133 University Blvd. Vancouver, BC

Services This student run organization has been the voice for women's needs and issues at UBC.

See here for more women’s resources

Area Equity & Diversity

UBC Recreation

Website
Contact For fitness program and personal training inquiries: fitness.programs@ubc.ca 

For intramural inquiries: (604) 822-6000

Where & When Varied (depends on program or service)
Services Various recreational programs and activities available including:

  • BirdCoop Fitness Centre
  • Personal training
  • Aquatics
  • Drop-in dance, martial arts, pilates, yoga, fitness classes
  • Hockey and ice skating
  • Rowing
  • Sports clubs
  • Intramural leagues
Cost Varied

Support Group Series for Graduate Student Mental Health and Wellbeing

A new joint pilot initiative between UBC Counselling Services, Wellbeing and Graduate and Postdoctoral studies will be offering six support sessions throughout the 2019/2020 academic year, each focused on a different theme known to be an area of heightened stress for graduate students:

  1. Work Life Balance
  2. Careers and Graduate Student Wellbeing
  3. Graduate Supervisory Relationships
  4. Procrastination and Perfectionism
  5. Financial Pressures
  6. Imposter Syndrome

Sign up for the sessions, as well as for other graduate student well-being events, here: Graduate Student Health & Wellness Events

 

Various UBC groups hold regular wellness events and workshops, both for general audiences as well as specific groups.