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This week on Stories from a Distance…

This week on Stories from a Distance…

Stories from a Distance logo, reading "Stories from a distance, being together while being apart", with the speech bubble with 3 dots.Stories from a Distance encourages students to find community through conversation. Students can expect to be welcome into a virtual space (over Zoom) created by and for students looking to invest in meaningful connections within their campus community over the Summer.

Here’s what this coming week will look like:

Schedule of the week on Stories from a Distance

Resource exchange logo. Hand holding resources.

ResourceXchange: Let’s talk about job hunting adventures!

Monday 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Hosted by Gillian & Carly

This week on ResourceXchange, we will be talking about the adventures of job hunting as a student. Navigating the job market as a student comes with its unique ups and downs and with everything going on around us, we’re carving out a safe space to affirm, encourage, and laugh about it together. Bring your stories, bring a snack, and we’ll see you in the zoom call.

Join us here on Zoom (Password: 608182)

 

Laptop with a book and speech bubble.IHUB’s Virtual Library

Tuesday 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Hosted by Vatsal & Psalm

Finding it difficult to adjust to virtual learning? Missing your favourite U of T library? Need a group of peers to study with? The Innovation Hub invites you to its virtual Study Hall, open for communal learning. If you’re looking for company and virtual study buddies that will hold you accountable to getting through your tasks, the I-Hub’s low-pressure virtual study space is for you. Expect discussions on styles of studying and habit building, while having a respectful space to stay focused and remember that you are more than your grades!

Join us here on Zoom (Password: 608182)

 

A circle of friends.SpeedFriending: Mindful Drawing

Wednesday 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Hosted by Gillian & Carly

This week, the Stories from a Distance community is coming together on Zoom for some collective art-making to engage in artistic forms of decompressing. Over this 1-hour Zoom call, we will be drawing as a way to ground ourselves, decompress, and stop scrolling for a moment. Doodlers, artists, and scribblers are all welcome. We hope this week’s efforts to cultivate our virtual community also bring about art you would be proud to hang on your fridge!

Join us here on Zoom (Password: 608182)

 

Two speech bubbles overlapped with a heart in the centre.Peer Support: Quiz Me: Knowing Ourselves Through Personality Quizzes

Thursday 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Hosted by Vatsal & Psalm

Come hangout with other U of T students trying to stay connected to their campus community during the summer! Held every Thursday for one hour, these student-led Zoom calls prove that social distancing does not have to feel so isolating. You can expect anything from a casual virtual hangout, guided discussions, or carefree socializing activities. You will be welcomed into a virtual space that is inclusive, empathetic, and empowering. These zoom sessions are safe spaces for U of T community members looking for confidential and non-judgmental peer support. Sessions will be moderated and guided by I-Hub staff, and students trained in active-listening and group facilitation. This week, we’ll be getting to know one another through tried and true scientific strategies: Buzzfeed Quizzes.

Join us here on Zoom (Password: 608182)

 

A pen drawing random shapes on a paper.FreestyleFriday: Virtual Gaming Night

Friday 4:00 – 5:30 PM, Hosted by Carly & Psalm

Calling all board game enthusiasts on the U of T campus: Welcome to our first-ever Zoom Game Night! Hosted by the Stories from a Distance team, FreeStyle Fridays are one-hour sessions every Friday to bring the U of T community together for casual conversation and fun group activities. This week, the Stories from a Distance student team is engaging in some healthy competition through virtual board games. We will be virtually playing games like Scattergories, and Jeopardy, and if you come we’ll definitely be open to requests. In all of our sessions, participation is encouraged but never required!

Join us here on Zoom (Password: 277479)

 

Be sure to join the conversation on our Facebook group and let us know on the Facebook event if you can make it. See you all soon, and have a great week!

For more information, please visit: http://blogs.studentlife.utoronto.ca/innovationhub/stories-from-a-distance/

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