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World Hello Day: November 21, 2017

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, coworkers, peers — 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.

We would like to thank the City of Edmonton for their contribution to World Hello Day this year. Visit to learn more about the "Hello, How Are You?" Campaign. The campaign encourages Edmontonians to get connected to their communities to help prevent social isolation.

Get involved

Visit the following World Hello Day stations around North Campus, Augustana Campus, and Campus Saint-Jean at the University of Alberta on and around November 21, 2017.

Date Event/Activity  Location   Time 
 November 20   Pop Up Tea Party   North Campus
Education North
 1 - 3 p.m.
 November 21  Anonymous Letter Writing Station   Augustana Campus
Classroom Building
Ravine Studio Building
the Dish
Faith and Life Lounge
 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
 November 21  Anonymous Letter Writing Station  North Campus
Cameron Library
Van Vliet Info Desk
SUB Green & Gold Wall
 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 November 21 Le Salon de The   Le Salon Des Estudiants  12 - 1 p.m.
 November 21  Pop Up Tea Paty  Augustana Campus
Classroom Building
 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 November 21  Pop Up Pronoun Practice  North Campus
SUB Green & Gold Wall
 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 November 22   Wellness Wednesday Presentation  North Campus
ECHA 1-190
 4 - 5 p.m.
 November 23  LiveWell Paint Night (register here)  North Campus
ED 265
 6 - 8 p.m.
 November 24  GSA and Unitea Coffee Break  North Campus
Triffo Hall
 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Get connected

Building social connection can be difficult for a variety of reasons. Common challenges include social anxiety or shyness, language barriers, and lack of money. There are many options to overcome these barriers and start creating relationships — it all starts with hello! Here are some ideas that may help:

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Upcoming Days of Action

Each year, the Community Social Work Team works with partners from across campus on "Days of Action", providing information, engaging in discussion, and challenging stigma at the University of Alberta.

February 20, 2018: World Day of Social Justice
March 20, 2018: International Day of Happiness
April 6, 2018: World Health Day
September 10, 2018: World Suicide Prevention Day