University can be hard sometimes, but we’ve got you!

With Thriving in Action, learning better, doing better, and feeling better is possible.

Academic success isn’t just about grades—it’s about wellbeing. Designed to empower students with academic and life skills, Thriving in Action is a hybrid program that combines learning and wellness strategies to help build the connection between academic success and the elements of a healthy lifestyle. Thriving in Action offers participants the knowledge and skills to navigate university with intention, learn with confidence, and persist when faced with obstacles.

Thriving in Action will form a bridge into a sustainable, healthful, and hopeful academic journey. Participants will walk away with an introduction to resilience, an expanded toolbox of academic strategies, and a felt sense of belonging and community—key components to flourish as a student. The program will provide the opportunity to learn positive psychology fundamentals such as gratitude, mindfulness, and self-compassion, and will also focus on practical learning strategies in areas such as time management, note-taking, studying, and exam writing. Some key topics discovered in the course include:

  • Growth mindset
  • Note-taking
  • Healthy habits
  • Studying
  • Self-compassion
  • Optimism
  • Test-taking
  • And more!

Course Format

Thriving in Action is an evidence-based program developed at Toronto Metropolitan University that has been adapted for UBC Okanagan. This course spans 12 weeks.  Each week students will participate in two hours of hybrid programming, which includes attending an in-person session and completing online modules. The course is facilitated by a certified Thriving in Action professional in collaboration with student wellness experts.


For the 2024W session, registration in the Thriving in Action program requires a faculty referral. If you have been referred to the program, you will receive a registration link via email.

Want to Learn More?

Visit the Student Learning Hub in LIB 237 or email


The Student Learning Hub acknowledges and thanks Toronto Metropolitan University for allowing us to use and adapt their Thriving in Action Program. The work of Dr. Diana Brecher and Dr. Deena Kara Shaffer has greatly impacted success and wellbeing and we express our deep gratitude for their generosity in sharing their work.

Learn more about the original Thriving in Action program