UAlberta students, the COVID pandemic continues to present challenges for the 21/22 learning year. This past April, the University of Alberta Library and Wellness Supports invited you to participate in a community arts initiative to explore and express your student experience during COVID.
In light of the upcoming World Mental Health Day, we encourage you to reflect on your experiences as a post-secondary student during the pandemic, of your resilience and tenacity, and of your overall wellness — and then invite you to creatively express what it means to you. How you choose to do that is entirely up to you: draw, paint, sing, snap pics, write (poems, stories, code?!)…we just want you to express yourself!
- Check out these COVID-related creative expressions
- Try some of these Inspirational Prompts and Activities
Contribute your creative work to a Zine! In addition to the benefits and enjoyment we hope you derive from the creative process, you can also submit your creative work to a Zine. Digital and print versions will be a resource for other students as they face continuing impacts and challenges of post-secondary education during COVID, and will serve as a permanent artifact of the UAlberta pandemic experience.
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Care to share your creativity on Twitter or Instagram? Tag @uofalibrary!
If you have any questions about this project, please contact Lucinda Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This initiative is funded by the Healthy Campus Unit Heroes for Health Grant, Campus and Community Recreation Services, and Human Resource Services.