Health and Wellbeing

Please visit Health and Wellbeing for more information and services. You may also visit Graduate Education Programs for exciting research opportunities with the department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

Updates from Lisa Purdy, Assistant Dean Graduate Student Affairs, the Learner Advocacy and Wellness Office

Professional Development

For Graduate Students:

- Stress & wellness in graduate studies,
- Communication and conflict resolution,
- Giving and receiving feedback

For Faculty:

- U of A Policies Grad Supervisors need to know
- Recognizing designs of distress in your students (in development)

Graduate Student Wellness Advisory Committee:

If any graduate coordinators, supervisors, program administrators, or students would like to participate please email me.

Wellness coffee breaks: would like to start peer support groups for graduate students. The idea of coming together informally over coffee is to create a community of support. To begin, this will be offered to new students to help transition to graduate school. Will be reaching out to senior students to participate as mentors to offer advice and encouragement- if you are interested please let me know.

Orientation - I'm willing to come to orientations and say hello to the new students, please contact me to organize.

To any departmental GSA groups that I have not yet met with please reach out!

Thank you all. I can be reached at 780-492-3092 or

Lisa Purdy