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Campus Connect December 2020

WHERE YOU WANT TO LIVE live-campusone.ca | @campusoneres

ISSUE 37


Index I: December Events!

II-III: Holiday Letter

IV-VI: Handbook Highlights & Safety VII-VIII: Mental Health IX- Xii: Fun Monthly Content!

XIII-XV: Property Reminders

NEED ASSISTANCE?

For any questions or concerns:

Please feel free to visit us at the first floor or second floor desk between 9AM-9PM or contact us via email campusone@studenthousing.com or by phone 647-288-0827.

Simon Zarzour

Courtney Desjardins

szarzour@studenthousing.com

cdesjardins@studenthousing.com

Laura Vitch

Nick Holmberg

General Manager

Leasing Manager

lvitch@studenthousing.com

Assistant General Manager

Residence Life Coordinator

nholmberg@studenthousing.com

Issue 37 created & curated by Katie Bolissian, your Senior Community Assistant!


WHAT'S HAPPENING IN DECEMBER? A schedule of our virtual programming for the coming month! Keep your eyes out for more to be announced! DECEMBER 1ST @3PM: Holiday Budgeting with CA Felice DECEMBER 3RD @7PM: Exam Prep & Advice with CA Sarah DECEMBER 5TH @8PM: DIY Snowflake Decor with CA Vera DECMBER 19TH @5PM: Cloth Mask Making with CA Carol DECEMBER 24TH @6PM: Cookie Decorating with CA Ting


To Our Residents: 2020, what a year! Need we say more! This time of year is traditionally when many evaluate their past year. The 2020 assessment and valuation is certainly staggering!

We all have faced, and still are facing, something unique and generational in nature. We will all, no doubt, look back and recall these as historical times. Many have had losses and many have had to make sacrifices. All of us have had to change our day-to-day lives.

Yet, through these tumultuous times, we all have seen and heard the narratives of; great strength, endurance, compassion, care, brightness, hope and achievement. We have seen people come together, even though physical distancing, to support and build on each other.

At CampusOne, today and every day, I am thankful! I personally gain great optimism, buoyancy and assurance from each of you, our residents!


To Our Residents: I am especially lifted everyday by our Residence Life Don team. You are all amazing.

I

am grateful for the wonderful people who work at CampusOne, day in day out, supporting our home

away from home. This includes our security team, our cafeteria staff, and our desk, housekeeping, maintenance and office teams.

As you focus on the last few weeks before the semester ends, remember we are here for you. Should you need to talk, or simply need to vent, reach out. We are here to support you. I sincerely believe that all of you are the reasons to be optimistic looking forward.

Finally and most of all, we want to make sure we wish you, your loved ones, families and friends the very best over this season. Wishing you all health, peace and prosperity for 2021.

All good things, Simon Zarzour CampusOne GM


TAKE THE PLEDGE TO STAY SAFE. KEEP OUR VIBRANT COMMUNITY SAFE DURING COVID19!

COMMON KITCHEN RULES 101 CampusOne follows Ontario and Toronto Public Health guidelines when it comes to containing the spread of COVID-19. DO NOT LEAVE FOOD COOKING ON A LIVE BURNER AND LEAVE THE KITCHEN! This is a major fire hazard!

Remember to clean up after yourself after using the facilities- many are wanting to cook over the holidays so be courteous! Do not consume or use food in the fridge, freezer, or pantry that is not yours!

HANDBOOK HIGHLIGHTS

Only two people are allowed in a common kitchen at a time and must maintain physical distance while doing so.


TAKE THE PLEDGE TO STAY SAFE. KEEP OUR VIBRANT COMMUNITY SAFE DURING COVID19!

COMMON KITCHEN SAFETY 101 Please do not put tinfoil in the microwave! If you are unsure if an item is microwave safe, google it.

Please wash and take your dishes with you after you are done cooking- dirty dishes are not allowed and will be discarded. All options remain on the table to keep our community safe: resident well being is our top priority.

HANDBOOK HIGHLIGHTS

If there is no kitchen in your unit, please only use common kitchens throughout the building to cook. Having open flames in a standard unit is strictly prohibited (and really dangerous)!


To ensure everyone's well-being, our team is committed to these principals of operation.

Kitchen Safety Measures

Social distancing measures Staff are 2 meters or 6 ft away from each other.

Disinfection of hightouch areas High-touch surfaces like door handles are disinfected twice a day.

Healthy and trained team All staff have been trained on personal, hand, and respiratory hygiene and abide by COVID-19 guidelines.

Clean and sanitized kitchens All kitchen access points have hand hygiene stations for those entering and exiting the area

Protective equipment All residence staff are equipped with PPE, including face shield, masks, and gloves.

Together, let's do our part to keep each other healthy.


We at CampusOne wish our residents

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! It's the season to spread joy and warmth! Thank you for choosing us and remember to stay safe over winter break!


IT'S REALLY NOT A BIG DEAL. WE ARE LIVING IN UNPRECEDENTED TIMES, AND AS STUDENTS WE ARE FACING MORE STRESSORS AND UNCERTAINTY THAN EVER BEFORE. OUR MENTAL HEALTH IS PRECIOUS AND MUST BE TAKEN CARE OF. EVEN THOUGH IT MAY FEEL ISOLATING AT TIMES, THERE ARE SUPPORT SYSTEMS HERE FOR YOU TO USE AT ALL TIMES IF EVER NEEDED.

MENTALHEALTH.UTORONTO.CA THE ABOVE LINK IS A RESOURCE TO ACCESS UNIVERSITY SUPPORTS. PLEASE REFER TO OUR ASPIRIA PROGRAM ON THE NEXT PAGE FOR ALTERNATIVE SUPPORT NETWORKS.



Homemade Gingerbread!

Ingredients:

Steps:

3/4 cup butter

1) Beat butter, brown sugar, and molasses until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined.

3/4 cup brown sugar 2/3 cup molasses 3 1/4 cup flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp ground ginger 1 egg

2) Whisk flour, spices, baking soda until combined. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, as well as the ginger! 3) Divide dough in half and wrap each in plastic wrap and chill until firm, about 2 to 3 hours. 4) Preheat oven to 350° and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and cut out gingerbread men. 5) Bake until slightly puffed and set, 9 to 10 minutes. Decorate once fully cooled!


INDIGENOUS CINEMA WATCH THESE FILMS FOR FREE ON THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA'S WEBSITE: NFB.CA

"MOTHER OF MANY CHILDREN" By: Alanis Obomsawin 57 min

A story about love, belonging, and the power of female identity, this film explores Indigenous history through a matriarchal lens.

"THE

"FINDING

MOUNTAIN OF

DAWN"

SGAANA" By: Chris Autcher 10 min

This story spins a magical tale of a young man who is stolen away to the spirit world and combines historic elements of Haida tribal art with animation.

By: Christine Welsh 1h 13 min

This documentary covers missing & murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada and the hurt that stems from unsolved cases and a lack of justice from settler systems.


FILMS A Midnight Sky Dr. Suess' The Grinch Ma Rainey's Black Bottom* Angela's Christmas Wish

TELEVISION Selena: The Series Bhaag Beanie Bhaag Tiny Pretty Things Bridgerton *Chadwick Boseman's last on screen role. RIP.

N O O S G N I R E I PREM X I L F T E ON N 2020 DEC.


REMEMBER TO SORT YOUR TRASH IN OUR CHUTES CORRECTLY!

Garbage

RECYCLE

COMPOST

Styrofoam

Papers

Fruit Peels

Plastic

Cans

Vegetables

Cutlery

Bottles

Egg shells

Plastic

Unsoiled

Tea bags +

Wrappers

cardboard

coffee

Straws

+ cartons

grounds

Hygiene

Books &

Food-soiled

items

Magazines

paper

DO YOUR PART IN SAVING THE PLANET AND KEEPING OUR BUILDING ECO-FRIENDLY For more eco-friendly tips, visit the "Sustainability" section of the Government of Canada's website