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Highschool Outreach

First-year university students are faced with the struggles of stress, anxiety, and depression caused by everything from moving away from home to social and academic pressures. Through outreach events, Rebecca Gagan shares with high school students the process of navigating this transition from high school to first-year university and strategies for finding success in such overwhelming times. Changing the way we approach these types of conversations can help students before they become overwhelmed. These presentations will explore how to build a successful foundation and skill set that will change the course of a student’s academic journey.

Takeaway 1

The path can be unclear and that is OK. Your degree is your own (own it!).

Takeaway 2

Allow for imperfection. (Start building a healthy relationship to assessment—yes, to grades!).

Takeaway 3

Ask for help early and always prioritize your mental health and wellness.

Takeaway 4

Online learning accelerates the acquisition of skills needed to be successful in university (including resilience and self-care).

Chorong Kim

Photographer | Filmmaker

Chorong Kim is a Korean-Canadian filmmaker and photographer. Born in Berlin, raised in Seoul, and now living in Toronto, she experienced distinct cultural landscapes as a hybrid and transversal nomad. She completed her Master’s degree at the University of Victoria, BC, focusing on German fantasy fiction, an expertise that she hopes to infuse into her creative works someday. She has recently worked on season 3 of the HISTORY Channel series History Erased, and was nominated for the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards’ Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research.

Chorong has actively contributed her filmmaking and photography skills to the awareness of human rights issues, such as Holocaust education, mental health, disability awareness and inclusion, preservation of First Nations’ culture, and prevention of sexual violence on campus. Chorong’s photography received multiple awards from the University of Victoria, and her published credits include CBC, Huffington Post, Toronto Arts Council, CHEK News, and Times Colonist.