Graduate Wellness Symposium

The first annual Graduate Wellness Symposium is a day dedicated to information and discussion about mental health and wellness specifically targeted towards graduate students. This is an interdisciplinary symposium with talks by professors, post-docs, and PhD students in Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology, and Kinesiology. There will be a balance of information-based talks, workshops, stress-relieving activities, and free food. The symposium is an opportunity and a safe space to discuss graduate issues; no research faculty will be present.

This year is a leap year, so take this "extra" day for your wellbeing!

Details

Who: Graduate students from all departments welcome 

Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 

Location: Biodiversity Research Centre (BRC)

Ready to register? Fill out this form by February 20th at 11:59pm. 

Schedule of events (click titles for more information):

9:00am - Breakfast and coffee in BRC Atrium

9:45am - Welcome in Beaty Auditorium

10:00am - Plenary Speaker in Beaty Auditorium

12:00pm - Lunch catered by Loafe in BRC Atrium

1:00pm - Research talks

2:00pm - Workshops

3:00pm - Stress-relieving activities 

4:30pm - Closing remarks in BRC Atrium 

Questions about the symposium? Contact us here

Hosted by the Botany and Zoology Wellness Initiative

SPONSORS:

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