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My Transition to the Online World

UAlberta international student Gurbani Baweja shares her top tips for succeeding in the transition to online learning.

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Reaching Out For Academic Help (Online!) as an Overacheiver

Reaching out for help can be tough — there are all sorts of stigmas attached to it. We often fear asking stupid questions, or seeming too...

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Building community: How student groups are welcoming students in Fall 2020

The Interdepartmental Science Students' Society shares some of its plans to build community remotely in Fall 2020.

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Students supporting students in Fall 2020

Senior Faculty of Science students build community as they welcome—and support—new students.

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Starting my co-op from home

The way the role is going to be executed is going to be vastly different than for my predecessor because of where COVID-19 has left us.

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Going back to the same school but in a very different way.

It’s clear that when classes start in September, it’ll be different from any September we’ve experienced.

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What it was like to be a student abroad when COVID-19 was declared a pandemic

"Our reality for three weeks was hiking and sampling water and really focusing on doing good science. And then it took such a turn."

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How COVID-19 is affecting our relationships

March 17 was the last time I hung out with humans other than my family, and since then I’ve been hunkered down in my home doing what I can to help...

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5 healthy habits to practice while in self-isolation

As self-isolation continues, it’s time to consider implementing healthy habits to make us feel healthier and more productive.

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An international student’s thoughts on the COVID-19 experience

"When I decided to go to school away from home, I never imagined this scenario."

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5 (and 1/2) tips to stay scholastically motivated for the rest of winter term

Find strategies to help you carry on with your studies and make the most of the new virtual normal.