This initiative is run by botany and zoology grad students and faculty with the goal of providing better mental health support to grad students. We host stress-relieving events, wellness workshops, provide access to teaching faculty mentors, and advocate for your mental wellness to the departments. Find out more here.

ABOUT THE BOTANY AND ZOOLOGY WELLNESS INITIATIVE

UBC Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO)

This office exists to provide support to UBC-associated folks (students, staff, and faculty) who have experienced sexualized violence of any kind and regardless of when or where the assault took place. It is completely confidential, and there are no specific requirements for seeking help here. The organization welcomes all gender identities, expressions, and sexualities. You will not be required to visit a hospital or make a police report to visit the office.

Services provided: 

1. Support finding a safe place to stay

2. Arranging academic concessions or workplace accommodations, including leave

3. Informing about reporting options

4. Accompanying victims to medical/police/court appointments, should you choose to pursue these options 

How to access UBC SVPRO:

Their hours are Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30

Visit them on campus at: 6363 Agronomy Road, ROOM 4071, Vancouver, BC

Or phone at: 604-822-1588

Or email at: svpro.vancouver [at] ubc.ca

Find more information about SVPRO here: https://svpro.ubc.ca/

Representatives from SVPRO are available to talk by phone or email. Whatever decisions the victim makes regarding their next steps will be supported. You are not alone. 

Good to know:

If a representative does not pick up the phone, or respond to an email immediately, it is because they are assisting someone else. Leave a message, they will get back to you in the next business day.