Whether it was through virtual blind dates, dancing to concerts via Twitch or protesting against racial and social injustice, we found new and important ways to experience community.
Through all the Zoom lectures and the ever-changing physical distancing restrictions, we found that music, in all its forms, was the throughline that kept us going.
While this may be the latest chapter, the story of Asian discrimination is a history that finds itself to be deeply interlinked with the story of the last century on this campus.
With over 1900 attendees, the event took place just hours after a British policeman was charged with the murder of Sarah Everard and a day before the one year anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death.
Too scared to put myself out there and even more fearful of getting on a bus, I found myself simply walking in circles with nothing but my withering sense of pride and Google Maps to help me find my way home.
Dating apps are simultaneously terrible and incredibly addicting.
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?
We’ve brought back our infamous annual survey to ask in no uncertain terms, how the hell are you fucking this pandemic?
As I nestled further into my cocoon, I became keenly aware that the act of doing absolutely nothing is contrary to everything that I have been taught as a Black woman.
The event that was hosted in collaboration with the Black Student Union and was organized to highlight the “devastating history of racism and sexism at Canadian universities” and its relationship with “rape culture.”
If Tom Hooper wanted to considerably cut down the budget of his 100 million dollar movie he could have simply given them all name tags and called it a day.
On December 9, Provost and VP Academic Andrew Szeri announced that President Santa Ono had cancelled the search for the Faculty of Education’s dean in a move that may be linked to a petition signed by 150 community members, late last month.
Ultimately Orange Shirt Day is a time for all of us to educate ourselves, not just as a country but as a UBC Community. Turpel-Lafond is asking us not to forget.
But access to the kind of health care BC is renowned for is not a universal experience. People of colour often have to contend with language barriers, cultural assumptions and underlying biases when accessing health care spaces.
The song made me remember how much my friends mean to me, especially now that we aren’t allowed to see each other.