The Student Information System (SIS), the collection of systems that manages student academic, financial, scheduling and course information, requires that all students select either “male” or “female” to describe their gender.
The event began with an introduction and community agreement from Adriana Laurent, the co-founder of UBC Climate Hub, who urged the room to put justice, empathy and hope into climate action.
I nod, allowing my mind to drift away from my body, until I am just a prop in the musical she is orchestrating. A musical that always ends with her thanking me for my performance.
On November 29, approximately 140 people arrived at the Engineering Student Centre for the 14 Not Forgotten Ceremony. This ceremony was in honour of the 14 women who died in the 1989 L’École Polytechnique massacre.