Managing Loneliness During Isolation Workshop

Social isolation can be very lonely. Aside from endless video chats and spending too much time with the same small group of people, how else can we find connection during this time of physical separation? This interactive workshop from the expert therapists at ShiftCollab will pull apart where loneliness comes from, how it shows up for us, and what we can do about it during the COVID-19 era.

F*** Up Night, presented by WUSA

Part of a global movement bringing people together through vulnerability, authenticity, and empathy, F*** Up Nights was an opportunity to hear about mistakes from business leaders in our community – how they f***ed up, what they did to overcome it, and what they learned along the way. Featuring Marc Lafleur (truLOCAL), Martin Basiri (ApplyBoard), and Emily O'Brien (Comeback Snacks).

Welcome Week Local Sounds Concert

WUSA kicked off a new academic year by celebrating the local Waterloo music scene featuring performances by Ashwyn Singh (@ashwynsingh), Nic & Laura, from 12 Mile Island (@12mileislandband), and Nefe (@nefemusic) 

Keeping Your Stress in Check Workshop

We’re all struggling to cope with the uncertainty of the moment, everyday life stress, and new situations, and are naturally feeling scared, isolated, and overwhelmed. Hosted by expert therapists and facilitators at Shift Collab, this workshop is all about identifying and managing our stress so that we can try our best to stay calm during these uncertain times. 

Workshop worksheets (PDF)

Mandala Drawing Workshop

Looking for ways to expand your self-care practice? Artist Nishita Patel leads an hour-long beginner workshop on drawing mandalas, which are part of meditative spiritual practices and help increase self-awareness. She touches on cultural appreciation and the importance of the mandala in her own culture.

Money Talks: Financial Wellness Basics with the Sassy Investor

Overwhelmed with the idea of getting your finances on track and don’t know where to start? You’re not alone. Sassy Investor Michelle Hung, a UWaterloo alumnus and financial literacy advocate, leads an hour long conversation about creating financial goals and curbing bad spending habits, how to prioritize savings, creating a budget and maintaining good habits, and how to protect yourself from scams and fraud.

Learning & Working from Home: Tips to Save Time + Be Productive

Feeling distracted all the time? Overwhelmed with deadlines and the current radical change of pace? If you are struggling with creating a schedule, staying focused and gaining motivation, this workshop was made just for you! Kathryn Hofer of Modern Planner leads an hour long conversation about common traps that trip up our schedule and tips for how to avoid them.

Beginner Hip Hop Class

Have you always wanted to try hip hop dancing but were too intimidated? City Dance Corps leads a beginner hip hop class you can do in your very own room! This 45 minute class will teach you some new moves and give you a bit of a workout.

Virtual beginners hip hop dance class

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