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!


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


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.