What's Happening

Health & Counselling is an active part of the university community. In addition to services and supports, we host many events, workshops, groups, and courses for graduate and undergraduate students. We also work closely with student-led groups and participate in programming related to supporting student well-being.

What's Happening:

Support Groups

Counselling support groups

Many concerns are best resolved with the support of a community or group. View options you can self-register for, or see what's being offered. Sometimes groups will be suggested after attending a counselling session. Learn more

Student-led Events

Health Peers

See what's happening with the Health Peers, as they host events and giveaways, and share health information peer-to-peer on important topics that are affecting you. View now

Check out what's happening with Hi-FIVE as they host events, speaker series, and dialogues centred around destigmatizing mental health. View now

Events & Workshops

Garden Therapy for Racialized Students

Sometimes the stresses of daily life seem too much to handle. While self-care can help with reducing the effects of stress, horticulture therapy (garden therapy) activities offer a fun and comforting way to achieve a similar outcome. We invite IBPOC persons to join us for our first four weeks of garden therapy, focused on planting, from March 25th - April 22nd 2022. Learn more.

Join us on Thursday afternoons for an hour of conversation and movement.  We’ll start each session with a mini-talk or presentation about an important health topic and then journey together around Burnaby campus to get our heart pumping and minds flowing! All are welcome. Learn more.

Creative Collective hosts art events and creates art resources like origami tutorials and colouring sheets. Whether you're a student, staff, or faculty, you can connect, relax, and unwind through crafts, motion, music, and more. Get creative

Setting and Managing Expectations: A Workshop

If you experience self-criticism, perfectionism, difficulty managing expectations (whether those from yourself or others have of you), and burnout– this workshop can help. Learn more

Meet, Greet, and Eat

Meet, Greet, and Eat is a safe and inclusive space for graduate or undergraduate students to hang out, meet new people, eat lunch together, and participate in fun and creative crafts. Drop-in

If you're a grad student, check out Meet, Greet, and Eat - Graduate Student Edition! See more

Suicide Prevention and Awareness Workshop

If you see someone in distress or at risk of suicide, do you know how to help? Suicide Prevention and Awareness Workshops (formerly called Support Over Suicide or SOS training) are designed to provide participants with a brief introduction on how to recognize potential signs of distress and/or suicide risk, how to provide immediate support, and how to make appropriate referrals. Learn More

Mindfulness Meditation


Connect with your body, relax your mind, and discover tools for bringing more calm and ease into your life. More

Progressive Muscle Relaxation


Drop-in over Zoom and learn to recognize tension in the body and how to relieve it through breathing and other techniques. More

Dog Therapy

Exams are tough. Therapy dogs can help. They will be here to share some love and encouragement as you get ready for exam season.