Tags: Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021
Working virtually can lead to a social disconnect between colleagues and departments; we no longer chat while arriving to the office or grab a coffee or lunch together. To encourage our Faculty to build social bonds, we have launched the FSCS Book and Recipe Clubs. These clubs were created to provide new online spaces to connect socially across programs within our Faculty that goes beyond projects and work tasks. From February until May, each club meets monthly for 1 hour, to discuss the chosen book or recipes.
The recipe club will be cooking using Madhur Jaffrey’s “World Vegetarian” - a book with over 650 meatless recipes. Members of the recipe club choose, shop and prepare for a new recipe each month and meet virtually via MS Teams to talk about the process, suggest new ideas and just engage in a fun conversation over a freshly cooked meal. So far, the group has been loving the simplicity of vegetarian cooking and how easy it is to add your own spin to things!
The book club is reading one book per month, starting with “Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle” by Amelia and Emily Nagoski. The members meet to discuss their take on the book, explore questions and assumptions and connect about what they read. The group will continue with the following reads: