Upcoming Events

All events will be remote/virtual due to COVID-19 precautions

Recognizing the Impact: Supporting Communities of Color during times of Crisis

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 18, 1:00-2:00pm (via Zoom)

Intended Audience: UB Faculty, Staff and Students

This workshop focuses on exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on marginalized communities. This program will take an intersectional approach to identifying the various ways that these communities are uniquely affected by national crises. Additionally, facilitators will offer strategies for self/community care aimed at improving and maintaining mental wellness. Visit UB Calendar for more information.

Presented by Counseling Services

Connection and Compassion for International Students

Date & Time: Monday, August 24, 10:00-11:00am (via Zoom)

Intended Audience: UB Students

This workshop is intended for international students. Over the past few months, there has been a multitude of changes nationally and internationally affecting schools, workplaces, and communities. This has led to an increased sense of social isolation and challenges for many students. This workshop will highlight unique challenges experienced by international students; introduce strategies and resources for coping, and ways to cultivate compassion and connection with others in this era of social distancing. Visit UB Events Calendar for more information. 

Presented by Counseling Services

Mindfulness Meditation Tuesdays

Date & Time: Every Tuesday, beginning March 31, 12:00-12:30pm (via Zoom)

Intended Audience: UB Faculty & Staff

Join Christopher Wilson each and every Tuesday for a 20 minute guided meditation to restore your body, reduce your stress and calm your mind so you can perform at your best.  For more information, and to register, visit the HR Virtual Workshops webpage.  

Sponsored by UB Human Resources

Chair Yoga

Date & Time: Every Wednesday through August 2020 (Links to yoga videos will be emailed each Wednesday morning)

Intended Audience: UB Faculty and Staff

Chair yoga is similar to a universal yoga class however, a chair is incorporated with each pose. When standing poses are included in a Chair yoga class, the chair is used to help with and improve balance. Chair yoga may also include pranayama breathing techniques and meditation to promote focus, mental clarity and relaxation. Visit here to register.

Presented by Human Resources and Recreation & Intramural Services

UB Counseling Virtual Outreach Workshops

Date & Time: Thursdays, 1:00-2:30pm

Intended Audience: UB Students

This virtual support group is designed for students who have lost a loved one through death. The overall mission is to provide space, acceptance, and support for students to mourn the loss of their loved one and to acknowledge the many feelings associated with grief and loss. This semi-structured support group will provide information on unique and different styles of grieving, as well as challenges of grieving. This group will also provide a space to discuss helpful strategies to support each student in their unique grief journey. Please contact UB Counseling Services at 716-645-2720 and ask to speak to a counselor about joining the group.

Sponsored by UB Counseling Services

Documenting the UB Community Experience during COVID-19 Pandemic

Date & Time: Submit anytime

Intended Audience: UB Students, Faculty and Staff

The University Archives is launching a project to encourage students, faculty and staff to document their personal experiences during the COVID-19 outbreak and contribute them to the University Archives. Students have been impacted by great change to their learning environments, living situations, employment, and social connections. Faculty have adapted the ways in which they deliver course materials and interact with students. Staff have adjusted to changes in their work environments, both at home and on campus, all while coping with momentous change in daily routines, family life, and personal health and safety. By collecting and preserving these perspectives the University Archives supports the research mission of the university, allowing future students, researchers, and scholars to study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, an undoubtedly transformative event in the history of student life and the academic experience at UB. Visit University Archives webpage for more information.

Sponsored by University Libraries