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McGill offers a wide variety of services to support student success and well-being. Due to the COVID-19 alert level in Montreal, some of our services will return to remote delivery until further notice. For details visit the "How to Access Student Services" page. In all cases, access is by appointment only, so please contact us for an appointment.

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In the face of COVID-19, know that MORSL is there for you through our online programming and referral of faith resources in Montreal or elsewhere. While our on-campus location is not accessible at this time, you can still connect with us through social media, morsl [at] mcgill.ca (email )or phone during our opening hours, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.

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Spirituality & Wellness Events, November 23 - November 29, 2020

** All in-person events at McGill, both on and off campus, have been suspended until further notice. **

Check out our Online Resources for MORSL-recommended web-based activities and alternatives!

See more about the responses to COVID-19 here.

 

Online events available this week:

Monday, November 23

1:00 - 2:00 PM: Digital Wellness Lunch and Learn In the last few months, we’ve all been living in a digital world and have been spending more time than ever in front of our screens. It’s important to learn how to use technology in healthy ways, and how to step away and take breaks when needed.

2:00 - 3:00 PM: Turning Failure into Success This workshop will focus on defining failure, describing resilience, grit, and its connection to emotional well-being, and identifying practical steps to build resilience, cope with failure, and create change! 

7:00 PM: MCF Codenames Join the McGill Christian Fellowship for some fun and games, before the stress of finals sets in. Online event over Zoom, details in their Facebook event page.

Tuesday, November 24

1:00 - 2:00 PM: Art Hive @Home Initiative The Art Hive @Home initiative brings the liveliness of our communal Art Hive space into the comfort of your home. Sign up to participate in our upcoming Art Hive @Home open studio.

2:00 - 3:30 PM: Helping a Friend Q+A This Helping a Friend workshop is a four part online series that focuses on how to recognize signs of distress, practice how to effectively respond when someone is open to help, and how to protect ourselves in the process.

3:00 - 5:00 PM: Queer Sexual Health Workshop In this workshop you will have the opportunity of engaging in healthy discussions about the identity spectrum and know how diverse it can be! We will talk about the stigma that might affect queer people's sexuality and how to overcome it, but also know more about STIs and how to protect yourself from them.

Wednesday, November 25

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Midweek Morsels with MORSL Looking for a dose of positivity and non-judgmental conversation? Join us this week as we get to know each other with our special guest Jonathan Stewart, an experienced meditation instructor and MORSL Gnostic faith volunteer. Pop in from the comfort of your home on Zoom with your lunch and beverage of choice for some open-ended conversation and a chance to make friends.

2:00 - 3:00 PM: Managing Stress in Uncertain Times Do you have difficulty coping in these uncertain times? In this workshop you will learn coping skills and mindfulness to help you manage anxiety and stress.

4:00 - 6:00 PM: TMAxWIMESSA Coffee Hour Join the McGill Thaqalayn Muslim Students’ Association (TMA) and the World Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Students Association (WIMESSA) for their virtual coffee hour on Zoom.


7:00 - 8:00 PM: Midweek Quaker Meeting meets on Zoom every Wednesday at 7pm ET. Followed by a bible study from 8:15pm to 9pm. There's no need to read ahead (unless you want to), and no prior biblical knowledge needed! Bible study is held via the Montreal Quaker Meeting discord. Message the FB group for the invite link. All are welcome!
7:30 PM: Multi-Lingual Rosary Join the NCSS in praying the Rosary! Please confirm your attendance here.

Thursday, November 26

12:30 - 1:30 PM: Movement for Balance Remote learning (and living!) takes a toll on our bodies as well as our minds. Join the Student Wellness Hub for a new group movement class to connect with your body and alleviate stress by channeling it into movement.

1:00 - 2:00 PM: Accessible Exercises Lunch and Learn With the increase of tele-work, it is easy to forget about our physical wellbeing. Come and learn with OSD different accessible exercises we could implement within our home environment!
1:00 - 2:00 PM: Art Hive @Home Initiative The Art Hive @Home initiative brings the liveliness of our communal Art Hive space into the comfort of your home. Sign up to participate in our upcoming Art Hive @Home open studio.
1:30 - 2:30 PM: Quarantine Support Group Has your mental health been impacted by the confinement? This online support group is an opportunity to come together, share what you’ve been going through, and receive support. RSVP here

6:00 - 8:00 PM: The Body Project The Body Project is two 2-hour peer-led body acceptance sessions delivered in a group format, open to all McGill students. RSVP in advance.

Friday, November 27

10:00 - 11:00 AM: Mac First Year Support Group The group is a confidential and supportive space for new students to come together and connect. Advanced registration required.
1:30 PM: Friday Sermon live streamed from the Rhoda Institute to recentre intentions and energy.

Saturday, November 28

10:00 - 11:30 AM: Weekly Falun Dafa Exercise Workshop Join Falun Dafa at McGill for an online (via Zoom) guided mediation and self-cultivation practice based on the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance.
11:00 AM- 12:00 PM: Fratelli Tutti series This is session #7 in the Newman Centre's weekly discussion series delving into Pope Francis' new Encyclical. Led by Father Anthony Atansi, who has recently completed a PhD in Christology, from KU Leuven. A private Facebook group has been set up to share documents, Zoom links and commentary.

7:00 PM: The A&P Young Adults Group invites all students to a facilitated discussion on “Faith In times of Social Unrest" with Patricia & Jay Hewlin, both lawyers and Professors at McGill University. This is an online event over Zoom. youngadults [at] standrewstpaul.com (Email for the meeting link.)

Looking for a new book to pick-up? Pop in to our spirituality and wellness library on our website to browse a few of our recommendations! Also see our podcast top picks. 

Sunday, November 29

Join the Eastern Orthodox Livestreaming services Facebook group for all information about available live streams.
7:30 AM: St-Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church Check their Facebook page for up-to-date information on live stream of services on Sundays and throughout the week.
9:30 AM: St Sophie Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral Check their Facebook page for up-to-date information on live streams of services on Sundays and throughout the week.
10:30 AM: The Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul is broadcasting church services via their YouTube channel.
11:00 AM: Sunday Morning Quaker Meeting Contact the group on Facebook for the Zoom meeting details.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Online Mile End Meditation Join Jonathan Stewart for secular meditation sessions offered via Google Meet.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Swing Dance Class How do you incorporate your passion into a busy schedule? Join us for a discussion around dance and time management and come learn a few swing steps.
4:00 - 6:00 PM: For Sikh youth, join the weekly Sunday web sessions with Dr. Juss Kaur for meditation, reflection and discussion. jussrani [at] gmail.com (subject: Sikh%20youth%20webinars) (Email for details).

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