Studio life plays a large role in your time here. It’s the place where you’ll spend most of your day while you pursue your studies. The studio is a place of creativity and collaboration, but it can also be a stressful place. Design school students all commonly report lack of sleep, poor eating habits, and high pressure. Finding time to balance your schoolwork with your health and wellbeing is an integral part of succeeding at SALA. Thankfully, there are resources available to help you.
We have a decision tree to help you find resources for issues you may face during your time at SALA.
Access and Diversity provides support and programming initiatives designed to remove barriers for students with disabilities and facilitates disability related accommodations for members of the UBC Vancouver community.
Speaking with a counsellor can help clarify concerns or situations and open up new ways of dealing with them. UBC offers a variety of services that can help you manage mental health concerns and have the best university experience possible.
Student Health Service offers a variety of health care services. UBC’s family doctors and registered nurses can help you take care of your physical and mental health to help you live well, feel good, and achieve your goals.
Your student societies are also active in promoting wellbeing to the SALA community. Good Times is a long-time tradition of student-hosted parties (both in and out of the studio) that give you a weekly opportunity to take a break and connect with your peers. More recently, weekly yoga sessions, the Sharkitects hockey team, and Friday morning waffles have been staples of studio life. An annual health and wellness week features group runs, nutrition sessions, and a visit from stress-relieving puppies.