I’ve found that making local friends in my classes is the best gateway to understanding the traditions and heritage here, in a manner that’s unobstructed by the lens of colonization.
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There are a few mental health trainings and programs that are targeted towards the general population — you don’t have to be a professional to attend.
Five times per year, the UBC Board of Governors (BoG) meets to discuss issues of money, property, policy and people. As your student representatives on the BoG, we are here to keep you in the loop with what is up at Board
As an employer, as well as a university that hosts various social justice-based clubs, groups, and services, UBC needs to join the conversation. We need to talk about how social justice communities are failing women of colour, losing valuable talent and causing harm within the same populations they aim to serve.
“You’ve got an entire life of summers to enjoy, so take these few years you’re in school and stretch them long.”
The theme of this year’s Pride parade is “50 years and still fighting” — we, as Two-Spirits, have been fighting for over 152 years. We have stood side by side with the LGBTQ+ community to fight for equality.
"Vocal students recognize that classroom dialogue is often awkward and uncomfortable, but we engage in it regardless because we have accepted that university is supposed to push us outside of our comfort zone."
I know how you might be feeling: Vancouver is huge, teeming with people and feels like it’s catered to all residents, besides you.
As you scan your body in your mind from head to toe, you pause and say thank you for the different parts of your body.
“Participation enforced is to discriminate against the reticent — to further marginalize the silent. It is a regrettable case that active participation is only accepted in the form of flamboyancy and theatrics.”
“UBC as the leading university globally in implementation of Indigenous peoples’ human rights, as articulated in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and other international human rights law.”
“The first time I saw the UBC Pride Installation, I sat down on a bench and started to cry.”
"Where jumping from high school to university gives you marginally more freedom, that seems more like crossing a puddle when compared to the chasm between university living and the world beyond."
"The Council of Senates, often referred to simply as ‘the Council’, has not met in-person since 2009, but considers business on an as-needed basis via email. "
Sleep deprivation has become so common that it’s considered part of our university culture.