On Friday, September 6, UBC hosted UBC Pride which featured resource booths, activities and performances. Before the event took place, many UBC community members expressed cynicism, considering the university’s recent track record with the LGBTQIA2S+ community. We sent a few writers to attend the events and share their thoughts.
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ROTN Secret Show was an idea by BVP that aimed to gather music-lovers by only word of mouth. That means no online advertising, no Instagram story promotions, no Facebook event invites.
Starting this year, 16 undergraduate students who have a background in African Studies will be hired to revise and research over 1,000 African objects on display at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA). This program will also run into 2020, where 16 other students will be hired on for the next year.
The Michaels Girls: The chosen family is non-binary French UBC student Nelson Leloup’s response to the lack of diversity and LGBT representation in children’s literature.
With 4 hours, 10 paper colours and a 2,000-crane goal, a handful of students set out to create a hanging origami installation for next week’s UBC Pride. However, the ally-dominated event revealed blanks left uncoloured by the very community it advocates for.
It can be hard to motivate yourself to get dressed and go out to see a play when you could just binge Netflix in your underwear at home. It can seem intimidating, but you don’t have to be passionate about live performance to get something out of the experience.
Bolsen, Murda Beatz and What So Not will be preforming as well. Other performers playing at the event will be MGH!
For Fedrau, her goal is to shed light on the existence of queer Asians and their own shared lived experiences.
Pride was not always the colourful, fun parade that we recognize today. In commemoration of the original spirit of Pride, The Museum of Anthropology’s (MOA) August 3 event Pride at MOA: From a Riot to a Revolution commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, and reminded us of the violence and resistance out of which the modern LGBTQIA2S+ rights movement was born.
One of TV’s most popular game shows added a bit of UBC flair when it aired on July 17. Jeopardy! played host to Jennifer Abel, a second-year masters of library and information studies student at the UBC iSchool.
Despite starting with a drizzly day, this year’s UBC Blueberry Festival continued the tradition of showing classic and unique ways of adding blueberries to your student diet.
There was a method to our madness, we picked songs by queer artists from across the world and we picked songs that we thought reflected the queer experience.
The third-annual CURRENT: Feminist Electronic Art Symposium strives to create spaces for women, non-binary folks, and BIPOC to get involved with Vancouver’s electronic art and music communities. This year the symposium is trying a new mentorship program.
UBC’s old auditorium is filled with chatter as attendees shuffle into their seats and prepare to drift off into 18th century Italy. The overture crescendos through the hall, filling the empty spaces with cautious yet vibrant and celebratory tunes.
In his newly released album, Son of Smiley, comedian Ed Hill joyfully provides the audience insight into his life as a Taiwanese-Canadian and the tense, but absurd, relationship with his father with hilarious tact, but does not avoid the classic pitfalls of over-wrought joke structure and concepts.