COVID-19 Community Support
Our resources are here to support our communities during this unprecedented time.
Together, we'll get through this.
Tips and advice from our experts
Connect to valuable insight and advice from UCalgary experts. These resources can help you manage impacts to your daily life as we all adjust to concepts such as 'social distancing' and 'self-isolation'.
Webinar: COVID-19 Questions and answers
If you missed the webinar, The faces of COVID-19, or want more, join us for a sequel. Our scholars will be back in another live event to address your most pressing questions on the truth about the virus. April 9, 2 p.m. MT
COVIDcast Episode 6: Here for our students
Coronavirus prevention measures have deeply impacted student life. Susan Barker, vice-provost of student experience, shares what steps the university is taking to make sure student needs are met. View all and subscribe.
Webinar: Parenting in a time of physical distancing
Our scholars discuss strategies for promoting parent and child well-being during COVID-19. Get expert tips to recognize stress, manage routines and balance daily activities.
Webinar: Keeping a grip on fitness
With gyms and parks closed, how do we maintain our physical health? Dr. Patricia Doyle-Baker reviews the key attributes of fitness and how to stay strong while keeping your distance.
COVIDcast Episode 5: After the curve
Once the curve is flattened, then what? Hear from immune response expert Dr. Craig Jenne about why we need to develop therapies as well as vaccines, and managing COVID-19 in a post-lockdown world. View all and subscribe.
Webinar: COVID-19: Anatomy of a pandemic
The O'Brien Institute explores the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta compared to elsewhere in the world. This is the first public presentation of their research findings, which will inform Calgary's pandemic response.
Discover online learning opportunities
Access high-quality, online educational opportunities through our Continuing Education programs.
Make a difference through mentorship
Contribute your experience and expertise during these difficult times by signing up as a mentor to our student mentees.
Critical care nurse finds life — and death — in the ICU utterly transformed
Mia Torres takes care of people at their most fragile, and COVID has made her job both tougher and more meaningful than ever
Understanding the causes, risks and treatments for anxiety disorders can help us manage them better. Hear how further understanding could help predict who is at risk and better target treatments for those suffering.
Our new reality of social distancing is taking us online more than ever to connect with colleagues, friends or family, or consume content to fill the time. Hear how to protect yourself in this online world.
With schools closed, many kids will use technology to pass the time. Hear how to help your kids use digital tools in a safe, supported environment, and build skills in critical thinking, collaboration and creativity.
Building career resilience helps us successfully navigate the growing uncertainty of the future of work. Hear from a career specialist for the key principles to help you thrive and adapt through change.
Volunteering supports your personal, career and professional development. Hear why volunteering makes a difference and how you can use it to advance your career goals.
In the media
Our community members are lending their expertise to conversations about COVID-19 in the media.
Thinking about death amid coronavirus? A living will could help Global News – April 6, 2020
Meet the public health detectives working around-the-clock to stop the spread of COVID-19 CBC News – April 5, 2020
Why empty shelves don't mean we're out of food: How Canada's supply chain works CTV News – April 2, 2020
Why Canada is taking so long to start testing blood for COVID-19 CBC News Canada – April 2, 2020
Citing pandemic, Alberta suspends environmental reporting rules CBC Calgary News – April 2, 2020
Help available for Calgary university students suffering financially due to COVID-19 CBC Calgary News – April 1, 2020
'A bit more urgency': Calgarians inquire about legal preparations for end of life, illness CBC Calgary News – April 1, 2020
Economic recovery from COVID-19 is going to take a while — but there is room for hope Financial Post – April 1, 2020