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What’s Happening July 27-31 on Stories from a Distance

What’s Happening July 27-31 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: Stress Busting!

Monday, July 27 at 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Hosted by Gillian & Carly

Let’s talk about…stress busters! How do you juggle between courses, responsibilities, and other things in life? Are you curious about how other people manage stress? Do you want to share your favourite tips and tricks on taking control of your mental health when things get overwhelming? The iHub invites to a safe space to hang out with other U of T students and share our favourite stressbusters and the fantastic stories in them!

Join us here on Zoom (Password: 608182)

 

Laptop with a campfire on the screen.Virtual Fireside Chats: Short Film Lunch

Tuesday, July 21 at 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Hosted by Carly & Vatsal

Welcome to a Stories’ From a Distance Movie Night! Sometimes the Pixar shorts played before the movie are better than the real thing. This Friday, come hang out with other U of T students looking to unwind and connect in our virtual space. We will playing some short films over Zoom and having a casual conversation about our thoughts. In all of our sessions, participation is encouraged but never required!

Join us here on Zoom (Password: 608182)

 

A circle of friends.Virtual Cafe: Grad Students Cafe

Wednesday, July 22 at 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Hosted by Gillian & Carly

The U of T’s Innovation Hub is calling all post-graduate students into our themed Virtual Cafe for an hour of connection-building, casual conversation, and discussion on all things grad-student related. The I-Hub’s Virtual Cafes are run by and for students looking to invest in creating a virtual judgement-free and inclusive space for the U of T community to continue to gather, connect, and unwind in. The graduate students from Stories from a Distance is invested in encouraging students to find community through conversation. Bring your own beverage, find a comfortable spot, and join us for an hour of casual conversation, wholesome entertainment, and social connection in our online ‘Cafe’ space.

Join us here on Zoom (Password: 608182)

 

Two speech bubbles overlapped with a heart in the centre.Peer Support: Preparing for a Virtual Fall Semester

Thursday, July 23 at 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Hosted by Psalm & Gillian

As we wrap up our time story-sharing as a virtual community, the I-Hub students want to open up our space for healthy dialogue on what community building should look like as we prepare for a post-COVID, virtual semester. Let’s talk about what our needs and desires are going to be as we continue strategizing on how we’re going to continue cultivating community across campus. You can expect anything from a casual virtual hangout, guided discussions, or carefree socializing activities. You’ll 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. In all of our sessions, participation is encouraged but never required!

Join us here on Zoom (Password: 608182)

 

A pen drawing random shapes on a paper.FreestyleFriday: IHUB x HartHouse: Virtual Game Night!

Friday, July 24 at 4:00 – 5:00 PM, Hosted by Vatsal, Psalm, & Hart House Ambassadors Chantelle & Varsha

Innovation Hub's light bulb logo, the Stories from a Distance speech bubble logo and the Hart House logo.Hosted by both the Stories from a Distance team and our Hart House community partners, this FreeStyle Friday is going to be extra special. This week, we’re back for our weekly Virtual Game Night’s beside some new friends and co-hosts. This one-hour session will have everyone engaging in some friendly competition and casual conversation. We will be playing virtual renditions of your favourite board games – Scattegories, Jeopardy, Pictionary – and we’re definitely be open to requests, so come one and come all! In all of our sessions, participation is encouraged but never required. We’re excited to see you there!

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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