Join Our Weekly Drop-In Sessions!

A virtual community for students, by students.

Laptop on a coffee table with 9 individuals on a screen sharing stories. A bowl of apples is next to the computer for a snack, and the space has lots of plants and colours. Stories from a Distance: Being Together While Apart is a virtual space that has been running since March, 2020. This space encourages students to find community through conversation. Members can expect to be welcomed into a virtual space (over Zoom sessions) created by and for students looking to invest in meaningful connections within their campus community.

Whether it be sharing stories as a student, connecting with new individuals, or engaging in virtual activities with one another, this online community connects individuals in a time where isolation (and a need to connect with one another) is being experienced by many.

Sessions are on a drop-in basis do not require registration. We encourage individuals to subscribe to our blog and join our Facebook group to receive updates on our weekly programming schedules and resources. Participate as much or as little as you wish – this is a positive and supportive environment where you can just be you.

About Our Sessions

Each of our sessions holds space for students in a variety of ways. Whether it’s to casually connect through a trivia night, or to share experiences for organizing a busy life as a student, there’s a space for everyone! We will be hosting a selection of these sessions for the remainder of summer, as we prepare for hosting our regular 5-day week programming in the Fall!

Resource exchange logo. Hand holding resources.ResourceXchange (Mondays)

Join us in our Facebook group as we share resources, tips, questions, activities and more in an asynchronous fashion outside of Zoom. Join the conversation here:

Laptop with a campfire on the screen.Virtual Fireside Chats (Wednesdays)

The I-Hub student team invites everyone from the U of T community to sit back and gather around our virtual bonfire every Tuesday for meaningful conversations, interactive virtual activities, and connection building. Bring your favourite summer drink, snacks, or lunch to these casual, 1-hour virtual hangouts and share your stories with both new and old friends.

Join us here on Zoom (Password: 687532)

A pen drawing random shapes on a paper.FreestyleFriday (Fridays)

FreestyleFridays offers a space for students to connect over fun activities! Whether it’s watching short films, learning a new game, or trying out a new skill, these sessions are great way to end the week by experiencing new things and connecting with one another.

Join us here on Zoom (Password: 687532)