Past Restore Programming

|2021-2022|June 2021 | March – April 2021| 2020-2021 |June 2020

June Restore: Wellness, Healing and Hope

Healing through Art

June 29, 2021

This space was open to students, staff, faculty, librarians and community.

Attendees engaged in a facilitated space of  virtual art-based activities, in navigating and reflecting on the feelings, thoughts and emotions during challenging times. This virtual restorative space was facilitated by Phuong Nguyen, Certified Art Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying).

Prioritizing Wellness: Grounding Strategies to Recharge Ourselves

June 29, 2021

This space was open to students, staff, faculty, librarians and community.

Attendees engaged in a facilitated space of dialogue, movement and meditation, in finding strength from one another. This virtual restorative space was facilitated by Allison Hill, Curator and Founder of Hill Studio, and Rochelle Miller, Yoga Instructor with Hill Studio – Restore .

We Are Here: A Journey of Wellness, Healing and Hope

June 29, 2021

This space was open to students, staff, faculty, librarians and community.

Attendees engaged in a facilitated space of dialogue and reflection that centered community, healing and hope. This virtual restorative space was facilitated by Aina- Nia Ayo’dele Grant.

The Healing of Rest and Joy: A Shabbat practice in Song and Silence

June 25, 2021

This space was open to students, staff, faculty and librarians who identify as members of the Jewish community.

Attendees engaged in a facilitated circle with fellow explorers and discussed tools of Shabbat, sitting together in meditation and singing together in song. This virtual restorative space was facilitated Aviva Chernick, Founder of neySHEV.

Stories through Dialogue: Journeys of Wellness and Hope

June 21, 2021

This space was open to students, staff, faculty and librarians who identify as members of the Muslim community.

Attendees engaged in a facilitated space of dialogue and shared reflections, informed by the Muslim faith. This virtual restorative space was facilitated by Munsif Mubarak from the Khalil Center.

From Pain to Hope: Restoration and Healing for Jewish Community

June 18, 2021

This space was open to students, staff, faculty and librarians who identify as members of the Jewish community.

Attendees engaged in  a facilitated space of conversation and restorative practice in navigating the experiences of Anti-semitism. This virtual restorative space included remarks from Miriam Borden, Chair, Anti-Semitism Working Group at the University of Toronto, and was facilitated by Rabbi Ariella Rosen (pictured), Senior Jewish Educator with Hillel U of T.

Community Vigil: Centering Love Through Times of Trauma and Grief

June 16, 2021

This space was open to students, staff, faculty and community members who identify as members of the Muslim community or allies.

The Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO) joined the University of Toronto in denouncing Islamophobia, hate and violence in all its forms. In navigating grief and pain form the tragedy that occurred in London, Ontario on June 6, 2021, ARCDO invited the U of T community to join in a space of restoration and critical dialogue. Attendees engaged in a facilitated space of conversation about the impacts of Islamophobia and discussed tools for advocacy, allyship and activism. This space included: