USask student leaders across campus are sharing the bright side of self-isolation in a series of videos to help others get through these uncertain times.

USask unites: Student leaders share the bright side in order to help others

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.

Extraordinary circumstances have brought out extraordinary responses from members of our USask community. From frontline health-care workers to researchers looking for a solution to this global health threat, there are so many stories about people are working to make our home communities safer and healthy. Here are a few of the inspiring stories of our students, staff, faculty and alumni.

“Remember that you are not alone.”

That’s one of many positive messages from USask student leaders across campus sharing the bright side of self-isolation, in a series of videos to help others get through these uncertain times.

“In times of crisis, it is important to remind ourselves of the positives,” said Akinwande Akingbehin, president of the International Students’ Association, in one of the videos. “I hope as you watch these videos you are encouraged, and you remember that you are not alone.” 

Akingbehin asked student leaders to share their experiences of self-isolation and how they are coping. Creating art, writing poetry, cooking, exercising, and learning to play new instruments are just a few examples of how students have found their own bright side during self-isolation. 

There are a number of resources for USask students available during these uncertain times:

USask Student Wellness Centre: 

International Student and Study Abroad Centre: https://students.usask.ca/international/issac.php

USask Students: https://students.usask.ca/index.php

Share your stories with us: We are collecting the stories of resilience and good spirit from our USask community. Please send story ideas and photos to news@usask.ca.

As a community it is critical that we support each other and remain respectful during what is a difficult time for all of us. Please follow all guidelines and take all precautions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in our community.

How you can help our students during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://alumni.usask.ca/news/2020/covid-19-how-you-can-help-our-students.php

For the latest developments and information about the University of Saskatchewan's response to COVID-19, please go to www.usask.ca/updates.

The University of Saskatchewan is undertaking critical research and contributing to global efforts to combat COVID-19. The University of Saskatchewan's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO-InterVac) is a world leader in developing vaccines and technologies to combat infectious diseases. Your support of the COVID-19 Research Fund supports the increased efforts of researchers at the University of Saskatchewan to develop vaccines and treatments for COVID-19. Donate now.

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