COVID-19 Community Support

Our resources are here to support our communities during this unprecedented time.

Together, we'll get through this.

Breathing space

I’m telling you boss, these numbers just don’t add up!

Lucy the dog — Lucy's owner is Boglarka Soos

PhD student, Community Health Sciences & Data Manager, Department of Family Medicine

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What do your socially distant days look like? Share a photo of a view that gives you room to breathe; an activity you've taken up; or a random act of kindness spotted in your neighbourhood. Send, with caption, to utoday@ucalgary.ca and we'll be in touch! View all breathing space archives

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 physical distancing.

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Webinar: Senior care – What needs to change?

As the COVID-19 pandemic has escalated, long-term care settings and older adults have been particularly affected. Join Dr. Lorraine Venturato, PhD, to discuss pre-pandemic long-term care, explore why this sector has been hit so hard, and consider the future of long-term care post-COVID-19June 10, 2 p.m. MT

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Webinar: Haskayne Hour - COVID-19’s impact on workforce

Join Dr. Anup Srivastava (Haskayne School of Business) and Whitney Rockley (McRock Capital) to discuss COVID-19’s potential to shift the modern workforce away from in-person and in-place contacts towards digital solutions, robots and remote employment. June 9, 11:30 a.m. MT

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KE Conversations: Offering support for COVID-19 related grief and loss

How has COVID-19 changed our understandings of grief? In addition to grieving the loss of loved ones during these difficult times, we are also experiencing the loss of social activities and major milestones as a result of social distancing measures. Join the Knowledge Engagement (KE) team and Dr. Heather Boynton, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social Work, for a candid conversation around grief and loss in the age of COVID-19. June 11, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

COVIDcast

This podcast series takes a deep dive into a variety of topics relating to COVID-19. Hosted by prominent members of the UCalgary community, COVIDcast invites academics and experts to share their expertise with the broader community.

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Episode 25: Psychology of the Pandemic 

We talk to Dr. Cara MacInnis, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, about people's behavioural changes and changes in the way we interact as we navigate "the new normal." 

 

Episode 24: Protecting Our Seniors

Dr. Jacqueline McMillan talks about how and why older people are more vulnerable to COVID-19 and what we can learn from this pandemic so we're better prepared for next time. 

 

Episode 23: The Importance of sleep

Registered psychologist Dr. Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen talks about the importance of getting proper sleep, especially in stressful times, and what people can do if sleep is an issue for them. 

 

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Get help for dealing with COVID-19 grief and loss, great and small

Knowledge Engagement Conversation June 11 with UCalgary expert Heather Boynton will explore coping techniques and how to get support

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The new social etiquette in a COVID-19 world: Part 2

Social scientists contemplate the joy of lineups, the future of coffeehouses, and more


UCalgary News

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we stay healthy, spend money, experience our families and connect with our communities. Through expert interviews, ideas and stories, UCalgary news is exploring the global pandemic through a UCalgary lens.

Health & Wellness

Never have we been so acutely aware of our physical and mental health as now. Join our experts to explore the latest COVID research; explore ways to stay healthy; and find peace and clarity at a challenging time.

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Home & Family

Home is where the heart — as well as the office, playground and school — is. Families of every shape and size could use a little extra support and guidance to manage it all under one roof.

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Business & Economy

Business is anything but usual right now, and never has entrepreneurial thinking served this city so well. Discover how alumni, students, faculty and community members are responding to a tough economic climate, and innovating with foresight.

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Community Life

We're in this together. That means not only working to keeping each other safe, but striving to create strong, meaningful connections in a socially distant world.

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Get involved 

Physical distancing is no match for our curiosity, energy and generosity. Get engaged with the university community as a student, a mentor or a volunteer.


Support students and COVID-19 research

Donate to support crucial research that will mitigate the impact of COVID-19, or provide emergency assistance to students disproportionately affected by the outbreak.

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Discover online learning opportunities

Access high-quality, online educational opportunities through our Continuing Education programs.

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Make a difference through mentorship

Contribute your experience and expertise during these difficult times by signing up as a mentor to our student mentees.

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Recent Campus Updates

Relevant and up-to-date information for UCalgary faculty, students and staff

Information for Faculty & Staff

Support and resources for faculty and staff as they adjust to working and connecting from home
 

Layla Lavan Salon Series

Weekly COVID-19 related conversations with philosophers, scholars and scientists addressing applied ethics questions

Information for Students

Support and resources for students learning remotely during the pandemic

Minds in Motion at Home

Every week, Minds in Motion at UCalgary shares five STEM activities for elementary students during school closures

Research and Innovation

UCalgary is making an impact on the fight against COVID-19 through research and innovation — find out how

Mental Health Support

Connecting the campus community to mental health support and resources

Faculty of Law blog

Blog posts from the Faculty of Law on the law and policy implications of government responses to COVID-19

Haskayne COVID-19 Business Resources

Haskayne experts share their insight and perspectives on the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic