There has been a lot of talk online the past few days about individuals practicing social distancing to limit and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Below are some ideas for programs and activities to keep you and your community happy and healthy over the next few weeks
(... Or Facetime, or Messenger… really any online tool you might be most familiar with!)
This could be an online study session or an opportunity to host an online dinner party.
Let's face it: It can be particularly hard to focus on schoolwork with so much going on around us. Keep each other motivated by studying with roommates or floormates while practicing good hand-washing and personal hygiene.
There are a ton of cool online platforms you can use right now to connect to your global community. This includes:
There are a ton of neat challenges online, but here are a few of our favourites:
Check out tutorials on Youtube or even look at free online courses! There are tons of free MOOC courses available to you, including two at the University of Alberta: Indigenous Canada and Mountains 101. There are also some Ivy League Courses being offered online for free for folks who want to take on an extra challenge.
This can also be a great activity to take on with friends over voice chat! Duolingo is an easy way to get started.
It gets you outside and allows you to keep distance from others. Our residences are located right next door to the beautiful River Valley. Find an area where you won't encounter crowds and breathe in the fresh air.
Now might be as good a time as any go through items you may want to donate to Eco Move Out afterwards.
Sort and tag your digital photos, create the perfect playlist, organize files on your Google drive or computer or delete the apps on your phone you know longer use. Bonus if you find some new apps to download.
Know anyone who can do all 19 dances? Share your videos with the #UABresidencesand show us your moves!
Have a TedX inspired movie night to uplift your heart. Consider some of our favourites here:
Watch videos online with friends in real time using WatchTogether.
Help those around you feel happy and cared for. Consider making a stellar playlist for a friend, write them a thoughtful ecard or email, or sending them a video or photo you think will make them smile. A good way to show someone you care is simply by checking in with them. :)