As students walked across the stage during a May 2012 commencement ceremony, the crowd burst into an applause that was decades in the making. This applause was unique — it wasn’t just to celebrate graduation, but to recognize 76 Japanese Canadian UBC students who were forced into internment camps in 1942 before they could complete their degrees.
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The night before the start of the Great Canadian Baking Show (GCBS), Lauren Tjoe sat terrified in her hotel room. Not only is she allergic to gluten and dairy, but she was the youngest baker in her season by nine years.
Besides her journalistic tact and anchoring abilities, former Global BC anchor and reporter Deb Hope was known for her laugh — a sentiment that family, colleagues and fans recount when they think of her. Global BC reported Hope died on May 15 at 67, after an 8 year fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
A few days ago, a friend asked me how many times I had moved growing up, I paused as though the answer wasn’t simple. I had never moved. I grew up in one 732 square kilometre city in the same house and graduated from the same school I had entered 14 years earlier.
She won under the Remy the Rat name, but Decker said she intends to serve as president as herself.
The story of the Student Legal Fund society starts with a sit in that resulted in a group of students suing UBC. But that's not where the story ends.
I have a complicated indifference toward Surrey. It never felt much more than a name on the map.
As I stared out the window of the plane, the clouds cleared revealing familiar pink pastel-coloured rooftops below. It felt strange coming back to Istanbul as an outsider looking in.
Michael Finlay, veteran CBC journalist and Ubyssey alum, died last week at 73.
Wright is a professor in the department of educational studies who mainly teaches graduate courses on issues around multiculturalism, anti-racism and ethnography.
As Savannah Sutherland spotted the Black Student Union booth, she swelled with pride and joy over what she helped found.
You tell me, “There’s only one race, the human race.” And it’s a beautiful sentiment, truly But it holds no bearing in my life Maybe yours, but not mine.
The need for a Black space at UBC is also present as demonstrated through the Black Student Union’s Weekly Kickbacks which present Black students with a consistent time and place to meet one another.
With the Okoli Method, I’ve been able to see real progress. I’m more open in class and I’m on top of homework. I just pray that this method will give me the psychological strength to deal with the Karens of the world — one of the many reasons I left Alberta.
I will pass on the words that UBC’s VP Students Ainsley Carry said to me in my first year: “I see you.” He may not have truly grasped the impact those three words had on me.