This morning, a large group of students participated in a walkout organized by the UBC Indigenous Law Students Association to protest the recent acquittals of Gerald Stanley and Raymond Cormier, who were both respectively charged in the deaths of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine.
The issue of climate change is at the forefront for the UBC community. Yesterday, the climate town hall conference was held in the lower atrium of the Nest and was hosted by a collective of UBC clubs, providing interactive booths and three separate discussion sessions on ways to engage climate change and climate justice.
“I think we underestimated them in the third set and they just got the best of us.”
"All in all I think we played better as a team, as a group together.”
Hosted by UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, this year’s series of the Phil Lind Initiative focuses on the effects of the surge in populist nationalism and authoritarian powers — like Russia and China — on global liberalism.
When Trump chose to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, protests against his decision reverberated globally. UBC students and the Vancouver Palestinian diaspora marched through downtown Vancouver last weekend, bringing demonstrations closer to home.
UBC students and alumni were among the hundred or so people who braved snow flurries and subzero temperatures to rally outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
“Just through the grapevine, people in Toronto started asking about us and then Ottawa and then Quebec city. We’re starting to do the same thing for the US as well now, but our real progress is in Canada especially Vancouver and Toronto,” said D’Amour.
“We are focused on the human aspect, because once they are here, I mean, they’re here. We gotta help them right? They need help, so we help them. It’s not a political issue, it’s not up to debate, it’s simply people helping people,” said Koch.