Thriving in Graduate School

Graduate students have various academic and research demands, in addition to other life commitments. Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Tutor Markers (TMs) also have a unique university experience as they juggle life as both a student and a teacher.

Cultivating the capacity for resilience can help build skills and insights to remain effective in the face of adversity or opportunity. This project comprises of a workshop and just-in-time tips:

The Workshop (1 to 1.5 hours): Graduate students will be made aware of:

  • Evidence-based strategies for building their own resilience.
  • Available campus mental health and well-being resources and the role graduate students can play is assisting students in distress.
  • Concrete strategies for creating a positive and engaging learning environment that enhances well-being and contributes to a Healthy Campus Community.

Just-in-Time Tips: Graduate students receive weekly emails with resources and well-being exercises to try for themselves, and with their students in class (for TAs and TMs).

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Workshops

Interested in having your department learn more about our program? Book a workshop by emailing:

 yuna_chen@sfu.ca

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