"The unfortunate thing about having an anxiety attack on the bus is that you have nowhere to run. My social anxiety prevented me from hyperventilating in front of everybody. Instead, I sat there — frozen like I was about to faint."
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"We understand that tuition is critical to the university’s function — it represents a majority of the revenues in our discretionary operating budget. But we disagree with this proposal on several grounds."
“Whether someone identifies as female, nonbinary, genderfluid, transgender or by another term is a very personal part of their life and should be treated with respect and tact, rather than assumption and confrontation.“
“Recently, a mistake made by the University of Alberta’s (U of A) student paper The Gateway was met with a lawsuit from Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Edmonton-Griesbach Kerry Diotte on the grounds of defamation. In our view, a lawsuit is not a proportional response to an honest — and since-corrected — misstep. It’s also not good for freedom of speech and of the press.“
She told me I needed a “safety net”, something that would not allow me to fall through the cracks and into the hole of despair, instant noodles and IKB all nighters. I was rather annoyed at her idea of a safety net: a human.
The great thing about crisis lines is that you’re the one in control. You don’t even have to introduce yourself or give them your name. You choose how much information to disclose and can talk about anything that’s on your mind.
Although popular activities include running, swimming, indoor cycling, yoga, aerobics, working out at the gym and walking, I find that choosing an exercise program needs to be tailored to each individual depending on their needs and circumstances.
“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.“
“What goes on in the Senate chambers can often feel very overwhelming or dull to the average student, and the dockets posted before every Senate meeting can be long and tedious to read. Here’s what to expect at the November 2018 Senate meeting.“
“Referendums, as well as the elections process more broadly, do not actively engage with youth voters. Except for BC Premier John Horgan saying that ‘pro rep is lit’ at the leaders debate, the system in place is unable to connect with a young, unstable and mobile population.“
“To put it simply, student issues aren’t being addressed by the NDP or Liberals because we don’t vote, and we don’t vote because we’re concentrated in safe ridings all around Vancouver. If we want our fair share like the rest of the province, we need proportional representation.“
‘Why don’t I remember this from class? I totally bombed this part on the midterm! My university career is being torn down by this single equation.’ These are all things that seem to run through our heads when we finally dive into our notes and see the veritable Everest of things we have to cover.
Agenda items can seem long, mysterious and confusing without the proper background, making it difficult to see how these issues affect students. Here’s what to watch out for in the upcoming AMS Council meeting on November 7.
“Rather than promoting goodwill and unity, the AMS has failed to condemn hate in some instances while hyperbolizing it in others. I want an AMS that respects that students can have unity and goodwill amongst each other despite disagreements.“
“In our constitution the AMS has as an objective ‘to promote unity and goodwill amongst its members.‘ The AMS therefore denounces all forms of violence and marginalization on campus, regardless of at whom it is directed“