Thriving in Grad School: A Panel Discussion

Graduate students face unique challenges, both due to the research experience itself and to the ongoing impact of the pandemic. Many of us continue to feel stressed, uncertain, overwhelmed, and isolated.

How can graduate school be a time of pursuing what matters most to us, rather than burning out – and of thriving together, rather than struggling alone?



Kick off Thrive Month with a panel discussion on graduate student mental health in the Faculty of Medicine.

Submit your questions and hear from professionals and fellow students about how they live, learn, and work well in the flux of research work and graduate studies.

Wednesday November 3, 2021


Location: Zoom

Register here!


  • Asmae El-Bouhali, Embedded Clinical Counsellor, UBC Counselling Services & Faculty of Medicine
  • Karen Flood, Psychologist, UBC Counselling Services; co-facilitator, Getting Through Grad School with Grace & Grit: The Online Support Group
  • Graduate Student Wellbeing Ambassadors

Moderator: Dr. Karen Ross, Graduate & Postdoctoral Wellbeing Support Coordinator

Thrive Month is a time to come together across UBC to talk about mental health. The last 18 months have brought unprecedented challenges that have impacted the mental health of our community, and now more than ever, we need to support one another and talk openly about our wellbeing.

If you have questions about the event, please contact