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Webcast: The things we aren't talking about during COVID-19

Explore the impact the pandemic is having on life, work and our relationships


OISE Alumni & Friends Leadership Series


The ongoing pandemic has presented us with a tremendous paradigm shift. We are all adapting to a new reality, necessitating new coping strategies and adjusting to different behaviours.

In this webinar recording, we'll explore some of the impacts the pandemic is having on our human experience and consider how we might prepare for a "new normal" together.

We'll look at COVID-19 through a different lens by moving away from tactics and focusing on the existential experience – discomfort, ambiguity and confusion – as well as changes in perspective that may impact life, work and our relationships.

Watch the full webcast above.


Photo of Lara Sigurdson

Lara Sigurdson is a registered clinical psychologist and advocate in her field. Lara’s career started in the business sector, with her introduction to mental health being work with children. Since then, she has founded Psychology Matters (a division of Sigurdson Psychology Professional Corporation) in Barrie, Ontario, which offers psychological assessment and treatment. Lara directs all areas of the business and provides clinical supervision to the registered therapists in the practice. Her complementary skills of business and psychology help her to mentor others in business practices relating to personnel and use of self.

Beth Corcoran

Beth Corcoran is the managing director and founder of Ascenditur Incorporated where she works with organizations and individuals to provide business consulting. She specializes in organizational development and HR, executive coaching and psychometric testing. Beth is also a professor at the Centre for Business at George Brown College teaching Human Resources Management and Organizational Behaviour. Beth received her BA in psychology from Queens University, and an MA in psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology.

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