“Learn the lessons that are being shown from this virus.”

― Dr. Michael J. Ryan, WHO

For Kelsey Arsenault, the hardest part about having her university classes moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been losing her program's social element.

The second-year master's student at Wilfred Laurier University moved to Waterloo, Ont., from Newfoundland to study music therapy and found herself abruptly cut off from her social network when restrictions set in this spring.

The 25-year-old is now settling into a new semester of remote learning, bracing herself for the isolation that can come with it.

"My lifeline was really my class and getting to meet these people and interact a couple of times a week, so having all of that in my computer in my small apartment is a big adjustment," said Arsenault, who's taken to exploring nature in and around Waterloo as a form of relief......