I am from a small town in the middle of Vietnam, so small and uninteresting that I never explicitly mention it unless people ask.
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President Santa Ono’s unexpected departure this fall meant UBC needed someone on short notice, and Buszard was an experienced choice for the job.
It’s not just a club — it’s a little family. We may only be one per cent of the student population at UBC, but that small number makes me grateful for each Black person that I encounter and creates an instant connection that is irreplaceable and has gotten me through university.
I don’t speak for any other person other than myself and that is always going to be the truth of being Black in a classroom.
I will pass on the words that UBC’s VP Students Ainsley Carry said to me in my first year: “I see you.” He may not have truly grasped the impact those three words had on me.
With the Okoli Method, I’ve been able to see real progress. I’m more open in class and I’m on top of homework. I just pray that this method will give me the psychological strength to deal with the Karens of the world — one of the many reasons I left Alberta.
The need for a Black space at UBC is also present as demonstrated through the Black Student Union’s Weekly Kickbacks which present Black students with a consistent time and place to meet one another.
You tell me, “There’s only one race, the human race.” And it’s a beautiful sentiment, truly But it holds no bearing in my life Maybe yours, but not mine.
As Savannah Sutherland spotted the Black Student Union booth, she swelled with pride and joy over what she helped found.
Wright is a professor in the department of educational studies who mainly teaches graduate courses on issues around multiculturalism, anti-racism and ethnography.
Michael Finlay, veteran CBC journalist and Ubyssey alum, died last week at 73.
As I stared out the window of the plane, the clouds cleared revealing familiar pink pastel-coloured rooftops below. It felt strange coming back to Istanbul as an outsider looking in.
I have a complicated indifference toward Surrey. It never felt much more than a name on the map.
The story of the Student Legal Fund society starts with a sit in that resulted in a group of students suing UBC. But that's not where the story ends.