Student Life Blog

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Struggling with Virtual Events? How to Make Your Next Event a Smash Success
April 28, 2021

 The idea of hosting a virtual event may be overwhelming at times (maybe even discouraging) regardless of how many events you’ve held previously. Maybe you're not getting the turnouts you were hoping for, or maybe you have thoughts such as ‘Will people show up?’, ‘Do people want to spend more time in front of their screens?’ leading up to the event. 


By now you've probably thrown at least one virtual event. You’ve probably learned some things for yourself along the way, however, if you’re looking for some extra tips here are three ways you can make your next virtual event even better! 

5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Virtual Student Association More Successful
April 19, 2021

COVID-19 has been impacting students and student associations across Canada for well over a year now. For the most part, students are attending classes online and associations are operating virtually. And while the vaccine rollout is a step in the right direction, it still will take some time before many of us are fully back on our campuses. In the meantime, we have compiled a list of five things you can implement to make your virtual student association more successful.

5 Reasons Why You Should Join COCA
March 25, 2021

If you’ve been humming and hawing about whether you should join COCA (the Canadian Organization of Campus Activities) or not, look no further. In this blog post we’ll delve into a few reasons that are sure to make you think ‘why wasn’t I a member before?

Different Ways You Can Keep Students Virtually Engaged
March 17, 2021

College is meant to be more than just class, it’s full of different experiences! However, many students may feel like they are currently missing out on these experiences – campus concerts, on-campus events, clubs, etc. 

A Student Life Summit Update from the COCA Board Chair
February 25, 2021

A note from COCA's Board Chair Andy Hall about this year's Virtual Student Life Summit! 

COCA Campus Kick-Off Concert: Achalla Olami Just Won Free Tuition for a Year
September 17, 2020

What does it mean to win a full years’ tuition? We asked Achalla Olami to find out. 


COVID-19 Update from COCA
March 31, 2020

In-Person Conference in June Cancelled

Ok. This decision really sucked. It was hard to make. We didn’t want to make it, but we ultimately had no other options.


COVID-19 Announcement from COCA
March 18, 2020

The spread of the COVID 19 virus has, and will affect us both personally and throughout our organizations.  We wanted to let you know that COCA is already working across the networks with our peer organizations, and many SU/SA partners to determine the best course of action.


The Importance of Block Booking
March 11, 2020

What is block booking you ask? It’s a strategy to maximize the student experience by doing more with less.

Blog on Blogs for a Blog
March 11, 2020

This blog post will be some Inception level writing. Ok, maybe not that brilliant, but what I’m getting at is that this blog post will discuss the importance of blogs, while being posted… on a blog. S

COCA Awards Nominations
March 6, 2020
It’s the Little Things: Take Your Event to the Next Level
March 6, 2020

Whether you’re a beginner or a guru, the event planning world is beautiful, stressful, multi-dimensional, unique, exciting, confus- you get the point.

New Name, Who Dis?
January 21, 2020

You may have noticed that the Canadian Organization of Campus Activities, aka COCA is launching a new conference experience for student leaders and professionals in the field of events, marketing and club administration for student associations across Canada.