Vol. 5 No. 2 (2021): Special Issue: Graduate Students Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Taken together, the images on the cover page of this Special Issue shows the diverse resiliency of graduate students. The stories of these visual images complement the vivid written words contained within the research and practice briefs. Thank you to the authors who shared their artwork, images, and written reflections!





From upper left, clockwise:

Artist: Jhonattan Bello, 2021

My image represents the different adversities that students face especially during COVID as a storm of things that constantly hit them, and some of them feel almost naked to deal with those struggles. Yet, resilience helps them to continue progressing through the storm.

Photographer: Lisa Taylor, 2021

I love to run as the sun rises. I feel like it gives me a head start to the day, when all is quite still, thinking through my intentions, mindful of how my body moves, while observing the beauty of nature's morning performance in the clouds.

Artist: Siyin Liang, 2021

Staying resilient does not mean that we don’t need help.
        “No man is an island, entire of itself.”
Dear graduate students, you are not an island.
         No graduate students are an island.
Leave the net!
Leave the net… …

~As an international graduate student at the Werklund School of Education, I would like to express my deep appreciation for all the encouragement from my colleagues and professors. Thank you!

Photographer: Lisa Taylor, 2021

Biking around one of my favourite places, where water, trees, mountains, and sky greet me throughout the seasons, gets me outside and physically active, connects me to this land, fills me with gratitude, and as a result, reduces my perceived stress.

Published: 2021-12-01