World Hello Day

World Hello Day: November 21, 2016

Initially a response to the conflict between Egypt and Israel in the Fall of 1973, World Hello Day is observed in 180 countries around the world today to promote peace. Every person is encouraged to say hello to ten different people on this day, be it old friends or someone new.

Saying "Hello" is an important step we all take in both building and enjoying relationships. Relationships of all kinds — family, friends, acquaintances — allow us to both give and receive support while helping us feel connected to our communities, making us more resilient to the stresses of life. 

Get involved

Visit the following World Hello Day stations around North Campus and Campus Saint-Jean at the University of Alberta on November 21. When you visit 3 out of the 4 stations on North Campus and recieve stamps on your "World Hello Day Passport", you will recieve a hat!

  • Healthy Campus Unit in SUB from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • UAlberta in SUB from 12 - 4 p.m.
  • U of A Compliments in CCIS from 12 - 4 p.m.
  • Community Social Work Team + Unitea in HUB from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Campus Saint Jean Kindness & Encouragement Board at entrance of Pavilion McMahon (all day)

Ways to get connected

Building social connection can be difficult for a variety of reasons: social anxiety of shyness, language barriers, lack of money, etc. There are many options to overcome these barriers and start creating relationships — it all starts with hello!

Social anxiety or shyness

Language barriers

All languages

  • play Kin Ball on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. in the gymnasium of Pavillon McMahon
  • attend yoga on Fridays at 12 p.m. in the gymnasium of Pavillon McMahon
  • marché agricole du quartier francophone: Sundays @ 11:00-15:00 à la Cité Francophone (across from CSJ)
  • Alliance Française recontres sociales

Free events and activities

Other ways to get connected