Packing Up

packing up studio space at the cultural centre

Submitted by

Sierra Zukowski

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On March 15, me and my fellow classmates headed to our studio spaces after being told to pack up and take our things to work from home. We were supposed to be in crunch time with our grad show only two weeks away, we were going to be spending all our time at our studio space with each other. We were robbed by the unforeseen circumstance of COVID-19. I took this photo while I was packing up. It was emotional going though everything I had accumulated and crated throughout my last year of the Visual Communications Program. Not having proper closure makes this is a bittersweet time to look back on.

PSYC 312 – An Observation Lab During the Start of COVID-19

Link to PSYC 312 Observation Lab

Submitted by

Elizabeth Arenivar-Kennedy

Description

I wrote this paper during the end of Winter 2020 Semester at the Medicine Hat College In my Research Methods in Social Sciences class. This class was such a great experience. I had fun writing it because I am working to become a social scientist and this was a very unique opportunity to create something that has historical context. Here are a couple excerpts to preview!

“In order to gain experience in the field of research, our Research Methods in Social Sciences class completed a three-hour observation. At the beginning, the plan was to observe different locations within the Vera Bracken Library. The objective was to record detailed notes discreetly on the behaviors of people around us. This was to understand how the library within a college campus was being utilized by the occupants. There are 8 students that have 24 hours of observations time (3 hours for each student). The initial objective started on March 8th, 2020 and ended March 12th, 2020. There were 5 hours of observation in the library by 3 different students. However, our objective changed due to an announcement by the Federal Government of Canada and the Provincial Government of Alberta. The World Health Organization announced a world-wide pandemic due to the outbreak of Covid-19 (Corona Virus).”

Rabbit in Redcliff

Rabbit in Redcliff Hills

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Jason Openo

Description

One good part of COVID for us has been getting outside a lot more, and Redcliff has become our playground over the past few months. It’s far enough away that we feel like we went somewhere. I took this picture of a cliff-hopping rabbit I didn’t see until almost the last minute.

St. Patrick’s Day Display

Vera Bracken Library St. Patty's Day Display

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Jason Openo

Description

Every library loves to do displays, and the Medicine Hat College had assembled this beautiful St. Patrick’s Day display. I walked by it on June 4, 2020, and it reminded me how quickly and suddenly everything got shut down, and it also forced me to realize how long we have been locked down. It’s like that creepy feeling in movies when everyone disappears.