Resources for COVID lockdown

Many of us are still completing online exams and submitting papers, checkout the attached tips from Academic Success. Also see below information for a grant for a Grad Research Fellowship, a paid Wellness Internship and engaging online sessions to take a break, centre yourself and reduce anxiety.  

Take Home and Online Exam Tips
Graduate Research Fellowship - deadline: Thurs April 30
Wellness Events and Assessment Paid Internship - deadline Sun April 26
5 Ways to Wellbeing
Gratitude reduces stress?!   Improves one’s sleep?!
Workout Circuit – Stay fit in your own room
Mindfulness Meditation Sessions
Student Info & Support re Covid 19

Take Home & Online Exams Tips– Academic Success
Review the attachment from Academic Success for tips about take home and online exams.

Research Fellowship  -  $4,000    Deadline: Thursday April 30
The Multi-Faith Centre is accepting applications from University of Toronto graduate students for a $4,000 research fellowship that will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. DEADLINE: April 30, 2020
The Research Fellow will contribute to scholarship at the Multi-Faith
 Centre by advancing research on the role of religion and spirituality
 in student or young adult development within the broader framework of how religion and spirituality are understood in society. 

For complete details and application process please go to:

Wellness Events and Assessment Paid Internship - 2020-2021 academic year - Deadline: Sun April 26
This position requires an outgoing individual who enjoys event planning, building community and improving programming through thoughtful assessment.  The position is 10 hours per week and involves assisting with registration, communication, room booking, scheduling, greeting and connecting with students.  Candidates should have a sound knowledge of different approaches to well-being. Please apply at:  CLN job #163281

5 Ways to Wellbeing
12 noon 1:15 pm April 22nd, online
Explore five simple, evidence-based actions to promote positive mental health and wellbeing while practicing physical distancing and managing new stressors related to COVID-19. This interactive session introduces a cluster of activities that promote resiliency and reduce stress.
Sponsored by U of T Health Promotions

Gratitude reduces stress?!   Improves one’s sleep?!
2 – 3:30 pm Wed, Apr 22, online
This interactive online workshop will focus on some practices that help students to channel their gratitude during challenging times and reduce stress.

Over the past decade, psychology researchers have noted the great social, psychological, and physical health benefits that come from giving thanks. The simple act of writing down the things for which we are grateful has been shown to provide benefits including better sleep, fewer symptoms of illness, increased happiness and reduced anxiety. No expertise required.

The initial interactive online workshop will be led by poet and registered psychotherapist Ronna Bloom. In the weeks that follow participants can regroup online to share highlights from their gratitude journals and encourage and support each other in their writing and in their efforts to cope and thrive during these challenging times.
Sponsored by Hart House and the U of T Multi-Faith Centre

Workout Circuit!  Stay fit in your own room!
11 am – 12 noon, Tues April 21
Stay fit & stay healthy. All fitness levels welcome! Sponsored by Hillel, the Jewish student association.
Join on Zoom Here:  All welcome!
Mindfulness Meditation Sessions
Mindful Moments with Liam O'Leary 
12:10 pm - 1 pm, Monday April 20
Gather online to practice mindfulness meditation, suitable for beginners and long-term practitioners.  
Liam is the Graduate Programming Coordinator for the School of Graduate Studies.  He is a certified coach, a graduate of the MEd program in Adult Education at OISE.  Liam takes a solution-focused approach to supporting individuals in their personal, academic and professional growth. 

Wake Up Toronto
7-8:30pm Monday April 13
Wake Up Toronto facilitators have studied and trained with Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in the tradition of Engaged Mindfulness. This session explores how mindfulness can be applied to daily life.
OISE Mindful Moments with Rosa Mina Munjee
12:10 – 1 pm, Thurs April 16
Practice secular mindful meditation to reduce anxiety and increase concentration. Suitable for beginnings and long-time practitioners.

For information and questions regarding student support re Covid 19 please go to:

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