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Living in a Pandemic. A series of talks amidst COVID 19

May 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Students’ and community members’ perspectives on what is the new normal. Coping and Survival in a Pandemic: Social Distancing, Isolation and You.

On Friday, March 13, 2020 CESAR’s office closed in response to COVID-19. Suddenly, our world, as we knew it, was disrupted and changed forever.  Since then, the Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency and associated emergency measures, including the closure of non-essential workplaces and imposed restrictions, including social gatherings. In addition, all educational institutions closed to beat this virus, and for many students, social distancing and online studying has been a huge adjustment.  We all need to work together and do our part to stop COVID-19 by staying home, practising physical distancing, and avoiding social gatherings.

With the realities of social distancing and isolation, this series of talks will address coping and survival while “Living in a Pandemic.”

  • Living in student housing / Access to resources and support
  • Studying online (lack of support/distanced from professors)
  • Practising physical and social distancing (isolation)
  • Mental Health (coping with stress/depression/lack of motivation)
  • Lack of prioritization from the University
  • Coming together and actively helping each other

Any questions about the COVID-19 Talks can be directed to Carol Sutherland, Vice President Services and Finance.


Maiymoona Bintee Zahirul: Hey all! My name is Maiymoona. I am an international student from Bangladesh and have been in Toronto since the 2019 fall session. I have been in the International University Foundation Program. So far everything has been pretty smooth, however, due to the recent unavoidable circumstances of COVID 19 it has been very stressful. The pandemic definitely brings a situation of unease for everyone including our loved ones and the community as well. Remember you are not alone in this, we are together and we will fight this together. In case of any help or support make sure to call your loved ones and share your feelings with them. Special thanks go to our healthcare workers all around the world.

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The organisers strive to create accessible and inclusive spaces for its members. If we require additional accommodations to ensure your participation, please email executivedirector@mycesax.ca.

All attendees are expected to abide by Equity Service Centre community guidelines.

  • Thursday, May 14 | 5:00pm to 6:30pm

All events will be hosted via Zoom.

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May 14, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Vice President Services and Finance