SYLLABUS PART 3: HELP (2017)

LAST UPDATED: 2017-09-09
(The second general-purpose appendix to any syllabus.)

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If in doubt, if you have any questions or worries about anything, please ask!

  • this course, your class, and your instructor are a safe space and here to help
  • if I don’t know an answer—I’m merely human—I’ll help you to find someone who does
  • this is a community of care

Email:

  • juliet(dot)obrien(at)ubc(dot)ca

Office hours:

  • My office is in Buchanan Tower, on the 7th floor (!), no. 728
  • My office hours are on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
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I’m often also there on other days and at other times, so if the door is ajar or open please come in. (Also, I have dark chocolate.)

If you can’t make it then and wish to make an appointment to see me, please email me so that we can figure out a mutually-convenient time.

I’m sharing some general useful resources below: openly-accessible freely-available information from the University. I use these resources a lot in the advising side of my work, you might also find them helpful, and they could also help you to help someone else. There are many people here at UBC who can help; even if it is “just” talking to someone with whom you feel comfortable and whom you trust, who will listen to you, that alone is already a vital service.

The same goes for any need to talk and to find support, whether something has happened to you or to someone you know, and also if nothing has happened but you worry that it might. Even if sometimes this seems like an overwhelmingly large university, and impersonal through its size and complexity: UBC is a compassionate caring community, made up of individual human beings.

QUICK NAVIGATION:

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IN IMMEDIATE PROXIMITY + YOUR AMS

(1) Undergraduate residential advisers, and other student leaders who have had bystander & ally training

(2) Neighbours, friends, and classmates

(3) Faculty and other instructors (graduate-student teaching assistants, for example): you see us a lot, and we are here for you

(4) YOUR AMS

  • Speakeasy:
    provides free, confidential, one-on-one peer support for UBC students facing a wide variety of challenges
    AMS Nest 1314
    Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    To make an apppointment: come by the Speakeasy reception desk on the main floor of the AMS Nest, across from Merit Travel (room 1314) or drop by their office in the Services Wing of the AMS Nest (room 3107L).
  • Sexual Assault Support Centre:
    offers free, confidential crisis and emotional support; committed to the education, support, and empowerment of people of all genders who are survivors of sexualized violence as well as their friends and family
    AMS Nest 3127
    Tel.: 604-827-5180
    Monday-Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Resource groups: Colour Connected, Pride, Social Justice Centre, Women’s Centre

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ACADEMIC ADVISING

Through talking with them about academic matters during your time here, you may have already formed relationships with individuals with whom you would consider talking about other matters.

Academic advising at the departmental level may be another set of people to talk to, and again as with advising at the Faculty or School level, this is not just about a narrow sense of immediately academic matters: for example, here are the Academic Advisers in French, Hispanic & Italian Studies; students regularly talk to us about many things, all of which (and pastoral care) form part of any individual’s whole well-being.

UBC FACULTY OF ARTS

IF YOU ARE NOT IN THE FACULTY OF ARTS…

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STUDENT SUPPORT

LOOK AFTER ONE ANOTHER

ARTS & UBC STUDENT SUPPORT

ACCESS & DIVERSITY

THE GREEN FOLDER

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AND HERE’S EVEN MORE UBC SUPPORT, SERVICES, RESOURCES …

STRESS, ANXIETY, SLEEP, WELL-BEING, EXAM PREPARATION

UBC resources for stress-relief for students

Including events on campus:

UBC links:


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SAFETY, ACCIDENTS, EMERGENCIES

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Images: by the Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon (1934-2005). For more of his works, see the Fondation Folon and Folon-art.

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