“As your student representatives on the BoG, we are here to keep you in the loop with what is up at Board — but if you ever want to learn more, you can check out the BoG website for full dockets, agendas and documents.”
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“Pay attention to your mind and your body. Get to know their patterns. In my experience, it’s the best way to give myself the care I need depending on how I’m feeling on any given day.”
“The city of Copenhagen is a self-declared ‘cycle city’ where 50 per cent of rush hour traffic is cyclists, ringing their bells as they pass each other on the city’s wide and vast bike paths.”
“I won’t be answering questions about almond milk or drunken misadventures, but I still have advice for you. Not for the big things — the fights, the lovers, the grades — but for what falls between those.”
“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our survival depended solely on absorbing minerals and sunlight, like plants? Unfortunately, we’re humans, and fulfilling our needs is necessary for basic survival as well as thriving in stressful environments.”
“These types of incidents are a reminder to all of us at UBC that we must actively work and speak out to eliminate hate. It is never okay to stand idly and watch another person be verbally or physically assaulted and not do something.”
“Agenda items can seem long, mysterious and confusing without the proper background, making it difficult to see how these issues affect students.”
“The expectations for the typical post-secondary student has somehow centred around the idea of maintaining a full schedule and an unnecessarily high stress level — there’s this idea that if you’re not stressed out and overworked, you’re lazy and unambitious.”
“What goes on in the Senate chambers can often feel very overwhelming or dull to the average student, and the agenda docket posted before every Senate meeting can be long and tedious to read.”
“There are tens of thousands of students attending the University, and hundreds of professors. Many of them would surely benefit from an alternate way to get to and from campus in the case of commuters.”
“Racism can and certainly does exist outside of institutions and systems, and certainly exists in ways that do not ‘promote the continued dominance of a particular race.’”
But focus on the fact that this is the last time you’ll be getting ready for the holidays while in school.
“UBC may have one of the biggest university parking operations in the country, but its carpool program is quite lacking in comparison to other universities, especially in terms of incentives.”
“Whether you can grow a moustache or not, we hope to achieve the same outcome: a fundamental shifting of men’s behavior to educate themselves on the health risks and take action early by seeking help when they need it.”
Not only is my schedule jam packed, but my days are also often filled with activities that drain both my level of physical and mental energy.