Shenwei Hu is a second-year student at UTSC, studying biology and psychology. In the summer of 2020, she worked with Thea Vu-Nguyen to create Renewed Perspectives, a collection of art pieces that aim to capture the things we have begun to appreciate as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown. Our goal with this exhibit was to inspire others to reflect and focus on the good within each day, searching for the beauty and hope amidst the mundane and take to heart that happiness doesn't necessitate something extraordinary.
You can find Renewed Perspectives here.
This interview is part of our Covid-19 Speaker Series, which highlights the work of University of Toronto students who were recipients of the COVID-19 Student Engagement Award. The COVID-19 Student Engagement Award provided financial support to University of Toronto students developing innovative projects that have contributed to the response to the COVID-19 crisis.
This series was envisioned by and carried out by Iram Iram, Ajla Behri, Feroza Tareen, and Ebube Umeano, student staff in our Leadership and Co-Curricular Record team, with some editing assistance from Jonathan Collaton, the regular host of The Meeting Place.