Shreya Vatsa is a first-year International student at UBCO, and she is pursuing her studies remotely from India. She wanted to engage with a public audience and reflect upon how technology is shaping the lives of GenZ and students like herself who wouldn't be able to pursue remote learning amidst this pandemic if it weren't for technological achievements and advancements.
It can be overwhelming, as a student, to prioritize mental health on top of a busy semester and heavy course load. However, I encourage students to make use of the services UBCO offers. It is unexpectedly easy to navigate the mental health resources; it just takes a bit of time.
On November 12, UBCO hosted a faculty town hall to discuss student experiences with online learning. This event, which was open to all faculty, looked at survey results involving over 600 students’ feedback, in order to shed light on how to improve the online classroom experience.
“I want people to know that I carried my dream of obtaining my degree for many years and I never gave up on myself. I was my own best friend and my own worst enemy, but through everything that I had experienced, I never gave up on myself. I knew what I wanted to do, and I did it.”
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