The story of UBC’s student protests, their wins and losses, resources and institutional knowledge, provides a valuable lesson on the future of effective protest.
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Online university has made a stable internet connection a necessity for learning and working, but for some it has been an unattainable luxury.
“It can be really emotionally draining trying to explain the dynamic of your culture in relation to what you’re going through.”
"[Our insurance coverage is] more generous than a lot of health plans, but there’s a lot of room for improvement — especially around the areas of acknowledging that trans-care exists, other than just covering the medication for it.”
Envision was the first job I got after changing my name and starting testosterone. I knew I could pass as cisgender for short periods, but I had no idea how to talk to cis men as a cis man.
Too scared to put myself out there and even more fearful of getting on a bus, I found myself simply walking in circles with nothing but my withering sense of pride and Google Maps to help me find my way home.
The intersection of academic freedom and freedom of expression is hard to articulate but their divergence is critical in the context of UBC.
I left the church after high school because I felt like I had to pick between being gay and following Jesus. But leaving the church meant leaving behind more than just religion.
As UBC attempts to address the unique anxieties of future nurses, doctors and pharmacists, the question remains whether these changes will be enough to embolden students to one day marry the frontlines — or leave their pre-pandemic aspirations with cold feet.
I’d heard about anti-Indigenous incidents, but as someone who wears the white skin of my mother’s side of the family, I had never witnessed the hatred for myself. It wasn’t until starting university that I began to delve deeper into my own culture.
For many Muslim students, the problems at the crossroads of UBC and their faith lie not within blatant racism and rude remarks from passing students, but from a lack of advancement in the accommodations present in the very structure of the university itself.
COVID-19 research curtailment has led to consequences for the personal well-being and productivity of graduate students. Trends in survey responses conducted for faculty, graduate students and individual departments showed that frequently reported symptoms of stress for researchers were general anxiety and decreased productivity.
I have come a long way since entering university. But this is only because of my own stubbornness and the support from people who made a difference by their own volition.
This is an introduction to resources available at UBC that feature educational content on race, politics and more.
“The main thing that they focused on was [mindfulness] exercises ... I felt like my counsellor didn’t really want to get into a lot with me and didn’t really want to delve into the deeper stuff.”