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We’re back! September 14-18 on Stories from a Distance

We’re back! September 14-18 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.

We’re excited to announce that we are BACK! Stories from a Distance will be running a weekly 3-day rotation with a new team for the 2020-2021 school year!

If you’re new here, 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: 

Resource exchange logo. Hand holding resources.

ResourceXChange: Let’s Talk… Back to School: Pandemic Edition

Monday, September 14 at 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Hosted by Ayaan

As our campus continues to adjust to a remote reality, many of us are still figuring out how to adapt to the new normal of online classes. Burnt out from screen fatigue? Have a secret weapon for productivity you swear by? Just want a space to vent about the upcoming school year? Come hang out with us and discuss your hopes and worries for the new school year!

Join us here on Zoom (Password: 687532)

Laptop with a campfire on the screen.

Virtual Fireside Chat: Frosh Speed Friending

Wednesday, September 16 at 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Hosted by Mona

The U of T’s Innovation Hub is welcoming all first year students (grads & undergrads) by our Virtual Fireside for an hour of connection-building, casual conversation, and discussion on all things related to navigating the university experience. Students can connect with other first years and get to know each other 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 are invested in encouraging students to find community through conversation.

Join us here on Zoom (Password: 687532)

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FreestyleFriday: Virtual Game Night: Escape Room

Friday, September 18 at 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Hosted by Sanskriti

We’re back with more virtual escape room fun! In this spy-themed escape room, you have just graduated from a prestigous spy academy and are about to embark on your journey to become the greatest spymaster, in the footsteps of your idol Carmen Sandiego. But first, your skills must be put to the test! Come apply all your U of T intelligence to try and find where in the world Carmen is! Members will be broken in to breakout rooms and compete against one another to see who can get through the escape room as quickly as possible. FreeStyle Fridays are one-hour sessions every Friday to bring the U of T community together for casual conversation and themed, carefree activities. These student-led spaces are opportunities to have fun and take a break from school or work with other U of T community members amidst a summer affected by COVID-19.

Join us here on Zoom (Password: 995564)

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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