Adapting to COVID-19: Establishing and Building a Stronger Relationship with Your Supervisor

Webinar Date: September 15, 2020 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Audience: Graduate Students

Session Description:

This webinar will be facilitated by staff members of UBC Counselling Services and UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to assist graduate students in building strong working relationships with the supervisor and committee members that support their progress through their graduate programs.

Learn to sidestep or manage potential conflicts by establishing clear expectations, using problem resolution skills, and holding confident conversations. Become more aware of one’s own thoughts about, and behaviours in, a potentially unhealthy relationship, in order to take action towards changing the dynamics leading to a healthier relationship.

Facilitator Bio: 

Dr. Karen Flood (she/her), PhD, is a Registered Psychologist with the University of British Columbia (UBC) Counselling Services, situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. She provides counseling to UBC students at both the Point Grey and Women and Children’s Hospital campuses. Current special interests include her work with graduate students, supporting individuals with the emotional impact of physical health concerns, and the clinical use of online resources such as Therapist Assistance Online (TAO). Prior to joining UBC, Karen worked as a clinical counselor with patients and their families in health care settings, including the BC Cancer Agency, and as an online facilitator with CancerChatCanada.

Rehana Bacchus (she/her) is the Director, Academic Support in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She provides leadership for strategic planning of services that support success for a diverse population of graduate students, complex student problem resolution, and academic administration supporting the graduate student life cycle from admission through graduation. Rehana has a Master’s in Education from Simon Fraser University (SFU) and is currently on a leave from her role as Director, Education Programs in the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU to fill her current role at UBC. 

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we have added registration to our online office sessions. Please note that it will close two hours before the event.

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on covid19.bccampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.


Stay safe, observe the best practices, and help Canada overcome this pandemic.