“One year later, the question remains: will UBC stay true to its declaration?”
Here’s some of my favourite books, with a brief description and a quote.
"Faculty burnout isn’t just anecdotal – we have real evidence of increased workloads and stress levels."
Over the years, I have been told everything from “you should exercise and eat healthy” to “binge-watch Netflix and eat popcorn.”
When we are aware of our internal experience, we can use our skills to ground ourselves and remind ourselves that we are safe.
According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, “mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present, and nonjudgmentally.”
What I like about Dr. Neff’s work is that she acknowledges that in our society, we often want to feel “special and above average” in order to feel worthy, but self-compassion is available to everyone.
And how we’ll need your help to enact that change.
"Unfortunately, online classes provide much less than the top-tier global education we typically pay for, and this is not the price we should be paying for the product we would be getting in return."
What’s great about a mason jar is that you can leave it on your desk, beside your computer or on an office shelf.
In the past couple weeks, I’ve been “therapist shopping.” That being said, I know exactly what I’m looking for. If this is your first time accessing counselling, here’s a few tips on how to get started and important factors to keep in mind.
”Ultimately, student inclusion in the CERB or some form of immediate financial assistance from the federal government is simply an ask for equity in a time of great uncertainty.”
A wellness plan is, first and foremost, a way to cope ahead with the future if challenges were to arise. It provides insight and acts as a guide when you find yourself struggling.
For me, having fun is somewhat a hard thing to do. But it’s a coping skill that will help you regulate your emotions. It will increase feel-good hormones in your body, allow you to create meaningful memories, and remind yourself that there is hope out there.
“If charitable food banks were an efficient solution, the 36-year-old Greater Vancouver Food Bank would already have solved the problem. In wealthy food secure British Columbia, household food insecurity is an income problem — not a food problem.”
As students scramble to adapt amid classes moving online, drastic social distancing measures and border shutdowns, we understand if anticipating your next VPAUA has not exactly been at the top of your mind.
“Ultimately, the personal safety measures you take shouldn’t come at the cost of the safety of others, especially the most vulnerable members of society.”
"The main point to remember, though, is that without emotions, none of us would be alive today. Sometimes when I am experiencing an uncomfortable emotion (anger, fear, shame) I try to remember that."
"But just because these elections are quieter doesn’t mean there’s nothing at stake or that your vote matters any less."
“An adequate understanding of justice necessitates prioritizing the transformation and redistribution of power, as opposed to leveraging justice rhetoric for personal gain.”
The tree belonged to the Douglas-fir species, or Pseudotsuga menziesii in Latin, which is native to the UBC campus and can live for over 1,000 years. This tree was the tallest, and possibly, the oldest living organism in the UBC campus at its time of death.
We hope these analyses give you an idea of the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate, so you can make an informed decision from there.