Building Community & Resilience during COVID-19

Webinar Date: May 13, 2020 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

We are all being asked to make changes to our daily lives to support the containment of the COVID-19 virus.

In addition to the health concerns associated with the virus, the stress and uncertainty at this time can feel heavy and overwhelming. Many of us are practicing social distancing or isolation, it is more important than ever to maintain a sense of community in creative ways.

Join this webinar to learn some grounding techniques, explore some common emotions during this time, how to be intentional with your time, and the importance of self-compassion.

Note: This session has passed, please view the recording and resources below


Gemma Fraser is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and has a Master’s of Education Degree. She has worked at RRU since 2014 in various roles including Learning Strategist, Counsellor, and Team Coach. In a non-judgmental and positive way, Gemma collaborates with students to explore what is working well and what might need to change in order to move forward successfully.

Negar Abedi is a recent Royal Roads University graduate in Bachelors of Business Administration in Sustainability and works with RRU’s Student Engagement team. She is passionate about diversity and mental health and has been providing Positive Space Network workshops and support for mental health initiatives. She is currently providing online support and communication for students.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions. Please note that it will close two hours before the event and that participants can join anonymously.


Stay safe, observe the best practices, and help Canada overcome this pandemic.