"When I started getting tattoos, I gained a lot of confidence and started looking at my body [as] something beautiful,” Menzies wrote in an email to The Ubyssey.
Both Facknitz and Cook stressed that their disabilities are an integral part of who they are and far from a bad thing. Because of this, it’s important to them that their disability is not treated like an aside, but rather an intrinsic part of who they are.
In a time where we can no longer hug, touch or even stand less than six feet away from one another, what does autonomy look like in the context of the greater good?
With the rise of COVID-19, BC has been fighting two public health emergencies. This has left the province trying to protect the public against the deadly virus and the growing overdose crisis.
On September 19, 2020, former Prime Minister John Turner passed away at the age of 91.
I had not known true disappointment until the stewardess welcomed me to Edmonton this past April. As the airport doors closed and the plane backed up, I began to weep. Earlier, when I’d taken my seat on the nearly empty plane, “I hope you know how brave you are” appeared on my phone screen. I switched my phone off and said goodbye to Vancouver, a city I resented leaving.
Oliver McDonald, a second year chemistry major, remembers walking towards HEBB for class. When he finally meandered away from the crowds of people with backpacks and books in tow, he made his way around the side to an empty back door. The standalone back entrance is the only accessible option to get into HEBB.
This National Indigenous History Month, Indigenous students are sharing their experiences at UBC. From classroom debates to leadership across campus.
Eshana Bhangu, Julia Burnham, Cole Evans, Chris Hakim and Max Holmes are your next student senators-at-large.
The Ubyssey is fact-checking every candidate’s platform and all the statements they made during the debates to determine whether they're true, misleading or plain old false.
According to Borno, he wanted to ask for an ad approval but Instagram was unable to show the full caption with the photo unless he posted it. He said he posted the photo for around 40 seconds before archiving the post.
Burnham’s platform centres around the implementation of equity plans, reforming the Senate appeals committees and advocating for summer courses to be included in awards criteria.
A current student-at-large Senator, Hakim is hoping to continue fighting for unified work experience, tuition prices, Indigenous support and reconciliation and transparency.
Newcomers showed a better understanding of Senate policy and an improved presence in open debate periods.
Newcomers without Senate or AMS experience struggled to stand out during the discussions as they deferred to the more experienced candidates.