“Talk To Me” Program

“Providing opportunities that support social connection and belonging among students”

The Talk to Me program is designed to create connections among VIU students, to increase students’ sense of belonging and decrease feelings of loneliness. The Talk to Me team puts on events, hosts a Talk to Me lunch table, promotes reflection around social media usage, and offers support and resources.

To get involved check us out in the cafeteria (new schedule will be available in Fall 2020), come out to one of our events, send us a message to become a volunteer, and wear a Talk to Me button!

Wearing a Talk to Me button could mean...you want to meet more people on campus, face to face and you are okay if people you don't know start a conversation with you.

This is not just a group but also a campaign; a campaign to create a more connected VIU campus culture!

Talk to Me...have a conversation, meet new people and build connections!

Connect with us via email: talktome@viu.ca

Visit us on Facebook for our most up-to-date event info: https://www.facebook.com/talktomeviu/

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***********May 2020 Update***********

The Talk to Me team will be taking a bit of a break over the summer, and will be back in action in the Fall. We will continue to update our Facebook page with other events and resources throughout the summer and if you need to get in touch with us we will still be monitoring our email and Facebook, so please reach out!

If you are looking for other fun online events, VIU’s event page (https://campusevents.viu.ca/utilities/events/calendar ) and the VIUSU app (http://viu.campusapp.com/ ) are the best places to stay informed about what is going on. A number of departments and groups across campus are putting on online events throughout the summer to help students feel supported and connected.

If you are needing support, or just need to talk to someone check out VIU Cares every week day from 3pm-4pm: https://campusevents.viu.ca/viu-cares-zoom-live-chat-students

And/or contact the VIU counselling team who are providing distance supports via phone and zoom: https://services.viu.ca/counselling

There are also a number of other supports available to you that are all listed here:  https://adm.viu.ca/health-and-safety/covid-19

It has been a pleasure connecting with all of you over the last few months! Thank you for your support and passion for the Talk to Me program.

 

We look forward to connecting with you in the Fall!

 

 

 

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