Compiled by Shyla Gheek, a second-year student at UBC, Isolating with Our Minds an anthology raising funds for the Indian relief fund of the COVID-19 hit the anthology bestsellers list on its first day.
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Row on row of classroom desks sit empty, with darkened overheads, the noisy banter signalling a lecture’s end not soon to be heard.
At the event, I found myself in an environment where I didn’t feel as though I was being ‘othered.’ I didn’t have to politely explain why I speak English so well or brush off prolonged awkward stares. It was one of the first experiences that helped me believe that I and had a role to play on this campus.
When a group of Theatre and Film students asked their department what steps would be taken after they posted a black square on Instagram, they were met with silence. This prompted them to take the lead on solving problems of racial inequality in their own department.
As the federal government continues to inform Canadians of their response to COVID-19, the collective hosted a teach-in series centring on the need for an intersectional approach to data collection.
At UBC, DJs, musicians and performers have had to adjust to a life without live-music venues and clubs. For some, performing was their main source of income.
On July 16, Equity and Inclusion hosted a virtual chat with author Eternity Martis. The centre of this event was her novel which shares her experiences at Western University as a Black woman.
Here’s an overview of what is open, what exhibitions are currently running, and their COVID-19 safety protocols are.
The song made me remember how much my friends mean to me, especially now that we aren’t allowed to see each other.
After a successful election, I quickly found myself feeling stagnant. I found that the bureaucratic nature of these council meetings would not allow me to make true systemic change.
With most faculties transitioning to predominantly online classes and with a significant amount of the campus population away, what will become of clubs in quarantine?
I am transfixed in uncomfortable social settings and discussions of race: my brain is cluttered with phrases like ‘pretty for a brown girl', 'where are you really from', 'you don’t look like *insert nationality here*.
Hamilton isn’t the only stage show that has recently been adapted for the screen.
I had to watch myself for simple things like to not lose my cool and never raise my voice under high stress situations.
Given the current tense climate, it has been three months since any comedy shows have taken place in person. With the current social distancing protocols, a show available through online streaming may be the next best thing.