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Research Guides

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Wellness

A guide that outlines various sources in the areas of mindfulness, meditation, and stress management.

Cooking and Nutrition

Learn some cooking skills

Pro Home Cooks - Youtube channel that helps you learn some straightforward recipes 

Learn to Cook with the New York Times - t is a digital cookbook and cooking guide alike, available on all platforms, that helps home cooks of every level discover, save and organize the world’s best recipes, while also helping them become better, more competent cooks.

Recipes create for UTM students - Created by the Health and Counselling Centre - UTM

30 Recipes for College Students - written by Budget Bytes

Eat Right Ontario -  you’ll find information on nutrition, food and healthy eating as well as recipes, videos and interactive healthy eating tools. 

Canada Food Guide - This Government of Canada website includes lots of different recipes. 

DIY - Arts and Crafts

See the Relax page as well. 

Michaels on YouTube: Get creative, get colourful! These projects from Michaels Stores will inspire you to get creative, from knitting to baking to beading to sewing.

Pom Pom Animals: You only need leftover yarn and recycled boxes to make these—no special devices needed!

Tissue Paper Flowers: Brighten up your room with 4 different kinds of tissue paper flowers.

Small Paper Flowers: No tissue paper? No worries! Make these small paper flowers instead.

How to Crochet for Absolute Beginners: Step-by-step video tutorial for those who are just getting started with crocheting, plus lots of other video tutorials if you’ve mastered the basics.

Hobby Lobby: Knitting for Beginners: Learn the basics of knitting, plus links to other videos to get started on your first project.

The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross: “There are no mistakes, just happy accidents.” These relaxing videos, full of Bob’s encouragement, make learning to paint fun!


Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19: Free course designed by UTSC Psychology professor Steve Joordens looking at how our bodies react to anxiety and how you can respond. 

The Science of Happiness - Online course created at Berkeley. 

Becoming a Resilient Person - The Science of Stress Management - This course gives you the permission to take care of yourself by learning the skills to manage stress and optimize wellbeing.