Instead of “social distancing,” let’s call it “virtual connecting”!

It’s fall, y’all!

And, although we love spending time outside enjoying the changing colours and seasonal festivities with others, it’s not always easy (or safe) to congregate in a crowd. But that doesn’t mean you need to miss out — because this season, tons of events are taking place virtually for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home!

Orange you glad it's fall?

So, when you’re not busy doing course readings and finishing assignments bundled up in layers (with a pumpkin spice treat in hand, of course), let’s get into some events you can attend virtually this fall!

The Autumn Virtual Market

Autumn Virtual Market 
Ontario Small Business Community
October 1st to October 31st
30 local sellers & small businesses

Autumn is a great time to support local businesses, don’t you think?

If you agree, you can join the Ontario Small Business Community (OSBC) in supporting Ontario-based small businesses, entrepreneurs and creatives at their Autumn Virtual Market!

Throughout October, you can virtually shop OSBC’s curated selection of products made by 30 Ontario-based small businesses. You’ll find everything from candles to jewelry, baked goods, beauty products, clothing and various services. It’s perfect for any autumn occasion (or just for treating yourself to some locally made goodies).

Check out their socials and start shopping today.

Q-Talk — Halloween edition

Q-Talk Halloween Special Join us Wednesday October 20rth @12:30 pm link in the bio 
Humber LGBTQ+ Resource Centre

Both from campus and from home, the LGBTQ+ Resource Centre is every Humber College and UofGH student’s place to feel safe, included and proud to be their authentic self. Sound good to you?

Great—because on Wednesday, Oct. 20, it’s hosting a Halloween-themed edition of its Q-Talk series!

Q-Talk is a weekly conversational program made by and for LGBTQ+ members of the Humber and UofGH community. At the event, attendants “talk about topics related to [the LGBTQ+] community and provide resources for further discussion and exploration.”

And, Q-Talk isn’t the only way to get involved with the LGBTQ+ Resource Centre. It hosts many other great weekly events (which you should definitely check out). For example, its virtual drop-ins take place on a bi-weekly basis—every second Monday at 3:30 p.m.—and feature activities like yoga, indie film screenings, Kahoot and soundtracked study sessions.

LGBTQ+ folks and allies are all invited to attend!

imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival

#iNfestival2021 October 19-24 2021
Imagine NATIVE

Committed to inspiring and connecting communities through original, Indigenous film and media arts, the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival is returning this year for its 22nd annual festival. From Tuesday, Oct. 19 to Sunday, Oct. 24, you can participate in virtual events and, if you’re in Toronto, live in-person segments.

Because it’s Canada’s premier Indigenous media arts event and the largest festival of its kind in the world, imagineNATIVE plays a crucial role in providing platforms for Indigenous artists to make their voices heard and their perspectives understood.

This fall, celebrate the harvest with imagineNATIVE and enjoy over 145 works, from artists representing 51 Indigenous nations, giving voice to over 26 Indigenous languages. The festival will include six days of screenings, special events, networking opportunities, industry activities, and so much more!

Horror Book Club with the Toronto Public Library

Kermit the frog looking scared, biting nails

With fall also comes spooky season!

Veer into the scary and join the Toronto Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for their Horror Book Club. The event will feature a lively virtual book discussion about Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay.

And, before attending, make sure to read the title. It’s available through the Toronto Public Library as an eBook, as an audiobook CD, and as a CD talking book.

If you’re a horror lover, don’t miss out! This is the event for you.

Humber & RBC financial literacy workshop: Credit 101

My "credit score just went up" dance
Drake dancing

Halloween isn’t the only spooky thing many of us will have to face this fall. As students, there are a lot of new responsibilities we have to take on—and that includes figuring out our own finances. (Gasp!)

We know it can feel like a lot—especially if you feel in the dark about the things that are important to know. So, this fall, it’s time to cross some things off our “things to figure out” list so they don’t seem so scary anymore!

In collaboration with RBC, as part of their five-part financial advising partnership series on financial literacy, Humber is hosting a session on all things credit!

The event will take place Thursday, Oct. 14 from noon to 1 p.m. When you attend, you’ll get to learn:

  • What exactly a credit score, you know, is
  • What credit options you have to choose from
  • The difference between “good credit” and “bad credit”
  • The respective benefits and risks of “good credit” and “bad credit”
  • How you can start building good credit as a student

We don’t know about you, but it sounds like this session will make our finances “fall” right into place.

IGNITE Real Talks with Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish Dancing with a man in rainbow shirts and overalls

You probably know her from her leading roles in films like Girls Trip, Night School or as the host of Kids Say the Darndest Things. Or, maybe you’ve seen her Netflix comedy specials Black Mitzvah and She Ready.

But on Thursday, Nov. 18, Tiffany Haddish will be the star of IGNITE’s stage when she joins us for our next Real Talks!

The Emmy- and Grammy-award-winning comedian, actress and author will be chatting with us about all things related to career success. You can find inspiration in her amazing work and get tips for building your career, setting yourself up for success and embracing everything that comes your way.

Snag your FREE ticket to Real Talks with Tiffany Haddish and get ready for the funniest career coaching session of your life.

Studying outside Toronto or trying to limit your attendance at in-person events doesn’t mean you need to miss out this fall. Thanks to these virtual events, this season will be one to remember.

Wherever your story takes you this season, you’re the star of it. Here’s how you can add main character energy to your life.

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