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Resiliency is "a process of using internal and external resources to manage challenging circumstances."

Resilience is a process that looks different for everyone. Resilience often involves using internal resources (like humour, mindfulness, hope, optimism, etc.) and external resources (like contributions to your community, sense of belonging, mentorship, etc.). 

Everyone has their own story of resiliency. What's yours?

Use this link to submit your own story of resilience. We are looking for stories from all members of campus. 

Contact Robbyn Hesch if you have any questions. 

View more stories of resiliency from your colleagues and classmates


Recognizing I wasn’t the only one feeling nervous, made it easier for me to bond and connect with others. 

ashley ryan

I received a paper back from a professor with a low grade and the word lazy written in large, capital, red letters across every page.

fruit and coffeeIncrease help-seeking behaviour 
hands holding a heartIncrease sense of belonging 
falling rocksNormalize failure, pivoting and overcoming setbacks