"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."
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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.
"We here at The Ubyssey have become well acquainted with the new council’s platforms, promises and personalities over this long, long campaign period and the real and very hard work is not too far in the distance. So, we’re offering our help."
"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 March 2019 Senate meeting."
"Relying on business revenues to fund services for the public good is always dangerous, as profit motives will inevitably contradict the public interest. How will the AMS be able to focus on serving student needs if we need to generate profits by exploiting students themselves in order for the society to function?"
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“A common perception is that the AMS’s work does not matter and does not affect your experience as a student. That’s not true. We’ve seen the AMS make incredible process and do great harm.“
We have no excuses to make here. We are constantly trying to improve and unfortunately, this mistake has to be a part of that process. Decolonizing our journalism is important to us and we are committed to learning from this as we work towards this goal in the future.