|Fri Sept 20, 2019||Final date for mentee application to the program.||Midnight||Online|
|Thurs Sept 26, 2019||Information session for mentees.
(Choose one session to attend.)
|6-6:30 pm OR
|Location will be emailed.
|Fri Sept 27, 2019||Deadline to complete pre-program surveys||Online|
|Wed Oct 2, 2019||Mentor/mentee orientations and introductions *
||6-8 pm||Location will be emailed.|
|Wed Nov 6, 2019||Professional Development Event *||6-8 pm||Location will be emailed.|
|Wed Jan 15, 2020||Professional Development Event *||6-8 pm||Location will be emailed.|
|Wed April 1, 2020||End-of-Year celebration
(Light appetizers will be served.)
|6-8 pm||Location will be emailed.|
|Fri April 3, 2020||Deadline to complete post-program surveys||Online|
* Dinner provided
November 6th Professional Development Event
Megan is a 4th year Ph.D. student in the clinical psychology program focusing on neuropsychology. She also works with the Centre for Scholarly Communication conducting workshops and providing one to one support for graduate student writing. Megan has taught five undergraduate classes on topics including forensic psychology and cognition. Megan has been a mentor for the WiSE program for three years. She is passionate about mental health and well-being as well as ensuring mental health resources are accessible for everyone.
Stefanie is a 4th year Ph.D. student in the clinical psychology program focusing on health psychology. Her research focuses on integrating psychology into behavior change interventions for chronic health conditions. She is the clinical psychology student representative and organizes Thrive initiatives put on by the psychology clinic. Stefanie is an instructor for a psychology research methods and statistics class. She is also a founder of university and community-based initiatives such as the Psychology Graduate Students’ Association and the Okanagan Mental Health Research Practice Network.
Myfanwy is a 3rd year PhD student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of British Columbia. Throughout her previous professional experience as a Registered Nurse, she has worked extensively in the areas of mental and sexual health. She obtained her master’s in Counselling Psychology and is now Killam Scholar at UBC Okanagan. Broadly, Myfanwy’s research interests include the role of self-compassion and mindfulness in mental health, emotion regulation, depression, and the impact of trauma and stress on caregivers and first responders. Myfanwy is the co-founder and president of the Mental Health Advocacy and Awareness Club at UBCO. She is passionate about reducing the stigma associated with mental health issues and advocating for increased access to mental health services in Canada.