COVID-19: Ask our experts community talks

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM  - 12:40 PM EDT 
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Event Details

In the wake of COVID-19, many in our community are overwhelmed with questions and uncertainty about the pandemic and its effects on our well-being, health and economy. University of Waterloo experts are here to share their knowledge and answer questions from our community.

Join us online for free, weekly community talks. Each Wednesday, for the next six weeks, Waterloo researchers will share information and answer your questions on important COVID-19 topics. 

Topic: Protecting our mental health

When separated from our loved ones and unable to go about our lives in any normal way, many people are experiencing an increase in fear and anxiety. Professor Christine Purdon is an expert in how these emotions affect our mental health. Professor Purdon will join us online to answer your questions about COVID-19 and mental health and share her tips for managing anxiety during the pandemic.

Presented by Christine Purdon, professor, Department of Psychology 
with Sheila Ager, Dean of Arts 

Registration is required

Community talks will be held online using a video link that will be provided before the talk.

You may submit questions prior to the event when you register or at any time during the event using the online platform.

What's next with Ask our experts community talks? 
Register for additional community talks:

May 13 | Long-term care and our loved ones by John Hirdes, professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems 
May 20 | Social media and our quarantine life by Shana MacDonald, professor, Department of Communication Arts

If you have any questions, please contact Community Relations and Events at 


Sheila Ager
University of Waterloo
Dean of Arts
Christine Purdon
University of Waterloo
Professor, Department of Psychology


Available Online Only
Instructions will be sent out via email after registration.


Register Here

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