Building Resilience as a Postdoctoral Fellow (online)

Date & Time

Tuesday, 5 May 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am


Online via Zoom


Postdoctoral Fellows Office



What does it mean to have resilience? How do you cope with challenging times?

The idea of resilience is one of increasing importance, especially in these challenging and uncertain times of COVID-19. It is foundational to engaging effectively with stress, as well as to enhancing our capacity to both cope with and recover from personal and professional challenges. More importantly, resilience is a key component in maintaining wellbeing. The good news is that resilience is not only something we already possess but something that can be strengthened through the application of evidence-informed practices. This interactive session will:

  • Encourage dialogue on postdoctoral mental health,
  • Look at the definition of resilience,
  • Identify the importance of resilience, and
  • Share strategies and resources for building resilience.


Crystal Hutchinson, Workplace Wellbeing Strategist, UBC Human Resources

Facilitator biography coming soon.


Registration in this session is required, and is now open. Those successfully registered in this session will receive a confirmation email including Zoom link information, within one week of the session.


Due to the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19, this session will be delivered online via Zoom. The following suggestions may help to improve the online experience:

  • Use headphones to reduce noise and avoid feedback between your mic and speaker.
  • Ensure that you are in a quiet location so that the audio does not get polluted with unwanted noise.
  • Keep your microphone on mute unless you are speaking during the session.
  • In case of technical problems, time for plugin downloads, etc., please attempt to log into the Zoom meeting 10-15 minutes before the start. You will be placed in the waiting room until the official start time.

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