Grad Student Mental Health

Event Date & Time

  • January 10, 2017
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Do you ever feel like you don’t belong in grad school?  Like everyone around you is smarter, more qualified, more pulled together?  Do you ever feel overwhelmed as a TA and feel like the students can see right through you?  The responsibilities of being a grad student can be intense and leave us feeling like an impostor both as a grad  student and as a TA.  In this workshop, we will address raising self-awareness on “impostor syndrome”, identify strategies for self-care, as well as identifying strategies for preparation for teaching in the classroom and navigating life as a grad student.

Facilitators: Andrea Johnson, Ying Yin Lau, and Erin Yun

Register and attend this workshop in order to help complete the following themes:

  • Campus Climate

TA Institute

The TA Institute is open to any Graduate Student who is interested in teaching or TAing, and includes sessions on Teaching and Learning Theory, Scholarship, Classroom Strategies, Campus Climate, and Lesson Design. If you have interest in becoming a better TA, or get a head start preparing for teaching in your career, sign up for one or more of these 2 hour, interactive workshops.

This year, workshops in the TA institute are organized into 5 themes, and if you complete all the workshops in a theme, and do the related pre & post institute online module, you are eligible for a letter of completion you can include in your Teaching Portfolio and C.V., as well as a copy of that letter posted on Linkedin (as a recommendation). These letters will include a brief description of any themes that you completed, and how the work you did in those themes supports your development as a teacher.

The themes are:


Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Please note this room is located through the CTLT offices of the 2nd floor in IKBLC.