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Introducing EC@Home

EC@Home is a platform for current and upcoming online programming designed to keep our community together while we remain physically apart. Join us for one of our weekly check-ins to start. We'll be adding more programming and ways to come together as a community in the coming weeks.


Finding Supports Online

If you have any questions or things to share, please contact the Spiritual and Community Life Program Manager, Samantha Cavanagh.


What kind of spiritual and community life do you want to be a part of at Emmanuel College?

July 13-29, 2020

Please join me for virtual caucus group discussions, where I hope to begin the work of assessing the multiplicity of needs and aspirations for community and spiritual life at Emmanuel. In gratitude for such participation, you will receive one gift card valued at $25.00 to the University of Toronto Bookstore, where you can purchase everything from essential reading to Emmanuel swag (coming this autumn). If you fall into more than one of these caucus groups, please feel free to attend multiple meetings, as you are able.

Buddhist Students
July 27, 10-11:15 a.m.

Muslim Students
July 27, 1-2:15 p.m.

Christian Students
July 27, 3-4:15 p.m.

Exist Outside of these Curricular/Religious/Spiritual Categories?
July 21, 4-5:15 p.m.
July 28, 10-11:15 a.m.

BIPOC Students from across the College
July 23, 4:30-5:45 p.m.
July 28, 1-2:15 p.m.

Graduate Students
July 20, 10-11:15 a.m.
July 29, 1-2:15 p.m.

For Zoom links to these meetings, please email Sam at:
If you are unable to participate in any of these discussions, I would be very glad for your feedback.


Sam Cavanagh (she/her)

Student Community of Contemplative Practice

Wednesday evenings, 19:00 (EDT)

Given the ongoing challenges of our new and evolving circumstances, MPS students, Valerie De Souza and Andrea Taylor, are offering a weekly student-facilitated drop-in Zoom gathering for the Emmanuel College community for contemplative practice and as a "check-in" space over the summer months.

This gathering space is available to all members of the Emmanuel College community, even if you aren't attending classes over the summer.

Each gathering is intended to be approximately one hour in length, and would consist of (1) contemplative practices (such as a guided meditation, reflection or prayer), (2) a short reading, story or poem; and (3) community discussion and check-in, where participants can briefly discuss matters that are arising during these unprecedented times, and how our practices and community may offer strength and support.

Details, contact information and Zoom meeting coordinates are available in our Information for the EM Community Quercus Emmanuel College Events module. Recordings of previous gatherings are available on our Facebook SCCP video playlist


Graduate Students' Weekly Fellowship and Support Gathering Online

Graduate Students, please join us for our weekly Emmanuel College Grad Students’ gathering every Friday at 13:00 (EDT)! Organized by Sam Needham Elder, United Methodist Church PhD Student, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto. Zoom Meeting coordinates are available in our Information for the EM Community Quercus announcements.


Mindful Stretch Classes

Tuesdays at noon - EC MPS student Sadaf Jamal's classes combine flexibility, breathing and mindfulness exercises that will help you feel energized, rejuvenated and less stressed. Classes are free for incidental fee-paying students enrolled in summer 2020 courses, but are also available to the larger community for a nominal monthly fee. Visit Hart House’s Fitness & Wellness page for details.


Mindful Moments

Thursdays at noon - an opportunity to practice secular mindful meditation to reduce anxiety and increase concentration. Suitable for beginners and long-time practitioners, these sessions are open to all students, faculty and staff, and are led by EC MPS student, Rose Mina Munjee. Register using your UTORid via OISE Wellness.   

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