Alexa, play the Phineas and Ferb theme song.

We’ve been self-isolating for nearly five months now. Five. Can you believe it? Yet, time flew by because somehow we’ve made it to August.

We know this summer has been kind of a bummer but on the bright side, we’ve learned so much in our time indoors. From resume-worthy skills to financial literacy, or even how to make the most of Facetime with a side of Netflix Party. And though we aren’t on campus to serve you your regular dose of fresh popcorn, we hope you’re enjoying some from home.

As August rolls around, you may be looking for some new and exciting things to add to your to-do list, so we’re here to help. We’ve compiled a list of events that are sure to make your last month of summer so much better. After all, just because we’re social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy our final month of freedom.

Make August 2020 a memorable one by attending these fun virtual events:

Humber & UofGH

August 5, 2020 | ASK HUMBER

Do you have school-related questions itching in your mind? Want to access information sessions and presentations to get your questions answered? If you answered yes, search no further because Ask Humber is back and will feature a live chat with students to answer all your burning questions.

Can’t make it? Not to worry. Check out Humber‘s “Ask Humber” story highlight on Instagram to get all the tea.

August 10-21, 2020 | Humber Office of Sustainability Waste Audit

Humber Office of Sustainability Waste Audit poster
Image Courtesy of @sustainhumber

Are you trying to find new ways to live more sustainably? Do you want to minimize your ecological footprint all without stepping foot out of the house? Then you should participate in Humber Office of Sustainability‘s Waste Audit @ Home! This week-long challenge aims to educate students on their environmental impact and inspire them to waste less.

Once you sign up, you’ll receive an easy-to-use online excel sheet to help you track all your trash! At the end of the week, you’ll have the opportunity to assess where you might’ve gone wrong and how to improve in the future. Plus, the experience will make you mindful of how much waste you produce on a daily basis. As an added incentive, the contest winner will receive a $100 gift card to The Green Jar, a Black-owned refillery shop whose purpose is to reduce single-use plastic!

Need some inspo for your waste-free week? Check out one of our writer’s zero-waste experience!

August 11, 2020 | Guelph-Humber Student/Alumni Coffee Chat

Hey UofGH students! If you’re in need of some career advice or are just looking for some guidance, Career Services has the solution. Join Business and Media Career Services Coordinator Melissa Patrizi along with UofGH alum Dilshan Jayasinghe (Bussiness Class of 2019), Celeste Encila (Early Childhood Studies Class of 2019), and Rommel Dimatulac (Justice Studies Class of 2016) from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. to gain insight on their career journey, how COVID-19 has impacted them, job prospects and success tips!

August 13, 2020 | Humber’s CfE Presents InStage VR Experience

Humber’s Centre for Entrepreneurship will be installing an InStage Virtual Reality Experience once activity resumes on campus, but you don’t have to wait until then to get in on the action. On August 13 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., InStage will be offering live VR demonstrations that will help students gain necessary skills in interviewing, selling and pitching. While participating in the VR interview module, you’ll also get the chance to actively provide feedback.

Prepare for the ‘New World’ job market with the help of Humber’s CFE and Instage.

And beyond

AUGUST 5, 2020 | Masterclass: MAKEUP THAT’S ALWAYS ON

All makeup fiends know the ongoing struggle–foundation looks popping, contour looks snatched, eyebrows are on fleek…for about 20 minutes after stepping foot outside. Worry no more because MAKE UP FOREVER has the solution. For a $50 fee (redeemable in PRODUCTS), you’ll get to join Pro Educator Dannica Lamoureux as she takes you through the secrets to a flawless, transfer-proof routine while using new MAKE UP FOREVER goodies.

Tune in at 1 p.m. to reach your makeup goals.

AUGUST 17, 2020 | Cooking on a Budget – COOK ALONG WITH THE CHEF

Cartoon image of Chef Cordell with plater reading "eating well with chef cordell"
Image Courtesy of Chef Cordell

UberEats can be tempting while we’re spending most of our time indoors, but bills rack up and let’s face it–we probably should be saving our bucks right now. Well, if you want to eat well on a budget join Chef Cordell for his virtual cook along at 7 p.m. to get his tips, tricks, and tasty recipes for only $15!

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a newbie, you’ll cook up a Michelin-star meal, easily. Recipes are posted two days before the class, so make sure you have all your ingredients prepped and ready!


OK–you caught me. This isn’t technically a virtual event, but it is a social-distancing-friendly event that you HAVE TO attend. If you’re just as upset as I was about our yearly Veld getaway being cancelled, this is the event for you. Veld has announced they are taking their annual festival to CityView Drive-in this year, to cater to all the ravers missing out on festival season.

Re-live past sets with never before seen footage AND jam out to an exclusive live-streamed set by Loud Luxury, all for only $20 per person (minimum two occupants per vehicle)! Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Don’t forget to tune in to Earning and Learning Live on Instagram every Thursday at 12 p.m.!

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