My BVC is a community where people take care of each other (2013)

In the summer of 2013, heavy rainfall triggered catastrophic flooding in Alberta, killing several people and displacing thousands of others.

This paper looks at how the staff of Bow Valley College’s campus in downtown Calgary coped with the aftermath of the flood, which closed the college for two weeks. The college community came together in many ways to help each other during the crisis, and reached out to help the larger community as well.

A natural disaster has a huge impact on the emotional and mental health of individuals affected directly and indirectly, the author notes. Once the college reopened, the coordinator of counselling services held information skills to share ideas for coping with the stress.

Suggestions include exercising regularly; eating nutritious meals; getting enough sleep; practising yoga and meditation; spend time in nature; talking to friends and loved ones; and looking out for one another.

The paper is part of a research project that looks at principles and practices that best support literacy learning and teaching.

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2014-04-04
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Sandra Loschnig. My BVC is a community where people take care of each other 2013. Web. 25 Feb. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/bowvalley/my_bvc/my_bvc.pdf>
Sandra Loschnig (2013). My BVC is a community where people take care of each other. Retrieved February 25, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/bowvalley/my_bvc/my_bvc.pdf
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