Wellness Centre

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About the Wellness Centre

The UBC Wellness Centre believes that a healthy mind, body, and spirit are foundations for students to achieve their personal and academic goals. Located in the UBC Life Building, the Wellness Centre is a friendly, peer-hosted space offering a range of wellbeing programs for students.

The Wellness Centre does not offer emergency services. See crisis support for emergencies.

COVID-19 safety information

Wellness Centre has placed safety measures in the workplace in order to keep both staff and students safe and to follow public health directives: 

Ask the Info Desk about resources

Explore and ask questions about health and wellness resources, services, and support options with Wellness Centre Assistants, trained UBC students:

  • In-person drop-in service
    Visit the Wellness Centre Info Desk in the UBC Life Building from Monday to Friday, 11 am to 4 pm PT. 
  • Virtual Zoom drop-in sessions
    Starting Tuesday, Sep 21, access the Zoom meeting room using the passcode 123456 on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 9:30 am to 11 am PT. 

  • Submit a question online
    You can also complete the online form and receive an email response within 2 business days.


Learn about health topics online

The Wellness Centre: Online Canvas course is an online space open to all UBC Vancouver students. You can learn more about health-related resources on and off campus, access tips and strategies for your wellbeing, and hear from the experiences of your peers.

Log into Canvas with your CWL and access the following courses, available to all UBC students at any time:

Visit the Wellness Centre shop

Visit the Wellness Centre shop in the UBC Life building to access inexpensive safer sex and sexual health products. Drop by during the opening hours to browse, ask Peer Health Educators your questions about sexual health, or order online for in-person pick up.

View the sexual health product list (pdf) for fall 2021.

Wellness Centre shop hours

  • Tuesday: 2 - 4 pm
  • Wednesday: 2 - 4 pm
  • Thursday: 2 - 4 pm
  • Friday: 11 am - 4 pm

Talk to a Nurse

Nurses from Student Health Service can answer your medical or health questions on campus for free during certain hours in the school year. You do not need to book an appointment.

Visit the Nurses on Campus page for hours and locations.

Connect with IBPOC Wellness Mentors

If you identify as Indigenous, Black, or as a Persons of Colour, IBPOC Wellness Mentors are available for in-person or online conversations to support your wellbeing.

Find out more

Partner with the Wellness Centre

Student groups are invited to partner with the Wellness Centre to design or host events, and take part in learning opportunities such as group workshops. Email wellness.centre@ubc.ca to get connected.

UBC Student Recovery Community (SRC)

The UBC Student Recovery Community is a welcoming and inclusive environment for students in or curious about recovery from addiction to alcohol, drugs, and/or addictive behaviours. The SRC’s peer support model is designed to empower students with lived experience to support one another on their chosen recovery pathway.

Find out more about the community or contact the SRC at recovery.ubc@gmail.com to connect with other students with lived experience.

Book a wellness workshop

Book a Wellness workshop or a Ways to Wellness moment to add health and wellness information to your events, meetings, classes, and more.

Find workshop details

Wellness Centre events

Privacy Statement

To speak with a Wellness Centre Assistant or IBPOC Wellness Peer Mentor, you will be asked for your name, email, and location to identify resources relevant to where you’re located. 

The personal information and any other information you provide during this session are collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). 

Your information will be kept confidential except if your information is required to provide you with the assistance you have requested, or as required for health, safety, or legal reasons. If you have questions about the collection of this information, please email wellness.centre@ubc.ca.