Teaching Faculty Mentor
In addition to your graduate faculty advisor, there are teaching faculty that are available to talk through problems. They are a part of our community, but at an arm's length away from the group of faculty you normally would interact with. Every month one of them will have a coffee meet up or forest walk with students, so please feel free to come and chat with them!
Who are they and how to contact them:
I want to be a faculty mentor because I have seen the effects that mental health issues have on individuals and those around them. The botany department is supportive place to work and study, I want to contribute to fostering this departmental culture. For me being a mentor involves not only being available to talk but building trusting relationships.
E: bcouch [at symbol] mail.ubc.ca
Office: 2138 Biosciences
E: shona.ellis [at symbol] botany.ubc.ca
Office: 2521 Biosciences
E: kalas [at symbol] zoology.ubc.ca
Office: 362 IBLC
I wanted to get involved as a teaching faculty mentor because it sounded like a great opportunity to help grad students to build a strong community in Botany and Zoology. When I was a graduate student, the support I got from other students and from faculty members made stressful times much easier, and I am hoping to pay it forward where possible
E: caitlin.donnelly [at symbol] ubc.ca