UBC Student Recovery Community (SRC)

About the Student Recovery Community

The UBC Student Recovery Community (SRC) is a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for students who are in recovery or curious to explore their relationship with alcohol, drugs, and/or addictive behaviours, including disordered eating, gaming, gambling, pornography, and more.

The SRC’s peer support, evidence-based model is designed to empower students with lived experience to support one another on their chosen recovery pathway. The community supports all pathways of recovery—from harm reduction to abstinence, and everything in between.

About the founder

Sara Fudjack (she/her) is a registered clinical social worker with over 15 years’ experience working alongside folks navigating addiction, mental illness, and recovery. She is a queer white settler of mixed European heritage, and the founder of Canada’s first Student Recovery Community here at UBC. 

As a person with lived experience of addiction and recovery, access to a spectrum of harm reduction and recovery resources not only saved Sara’s life but helped her to eventually thrive. It was not until after completing both an undergraduate and master’s degree that Sara had access to these resources, and this is part of what inspired her to create the UBC SRC—so that students in recovery or curious to explore their relationship with drugs, alcohol, and/or addictive behaviours will not have to feel so alone and can begin thriving in the here and now. 

A doctoral candidate in the School of Social Work, Sara’s research takes a collaborative, socio-intersectional approach to investigating the impact of, and how to address, stigma within post-secondary settings toward students navigating addiction and recovery.

Top reasons to visit

  • Get one-on-one peer support in a safe, private, confidential setting.
  • Join a peer-based recovery support group and find community with other students navigating recovery.
  • Write for the student-led blog.

I find that All Recovery Meetings and the team are the most accessible source of help on campus, compared to other (mental) health resources. The facilitators genuinely care about the students on a personal level! Every time I go to the drop-in hours, I feel like I am greeted by a friend who truly cares about me beyond my problems.

UBC Student in recovery

One-on-one support

If you’d like to learn more about our program, you can book a confidential one-on-one meeting. Email src.recovery@ubc.ca to set up an appointment.

All Recovery Meetings

Join a peer support meeting, open to all UBC students who are in recovery or curious to explore their relationship with substance use and/or disordered eating, gaming, gambling, pornography, or other addictive behaviours. All pathways of recovery are welcomed and supported. Abstinence is not required for participation.

All meetings are held both in person and online, unless otherwise indicated. Please email src.recovery@ubc.ca or visit the SRC Instagram page for meeting times and room locations or Zoom links.

  • The Queer All-Recovery Meeting
    This peer-based group welcomes all students who identify within the Queer umbrella and have lived experience of recovery, or are curious to explore their relationship substances and/or addictive behaviours.
  • The Cannabis Meeting
    This meeting is for students who have lived experience of marijuana addiction or are curious about their relationship with marijuana. We gather in recognition that marijuana can be an addictive substance and thus us worthwhile to examine and explore one’s relationship with it. Abstinence is not a requirement.
  • All Recovery Meeting
    Drop in to an inclusive group meeting for all students with lived experience of recovery or those who are curious to explore their relationship with substance and/or behavioural addiction.
  • Disordered Eating All-Recovery Meeting
    If you are in recovery from disordered eating or are curious about navigating your relationship with food and body image, join this peer-based group meeting.

If you have questions

For more information about the Student Recovery Community, email src.recovery@ubc.ca. You can also reach the Student Recovery Community on Instagram.