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It’s important to remember that homesickness isn’t forever, though it may feel like it — sooner or later, you’ll be feeling better.
I encourage you to make your own list too — it’s important that we take care of ourselves during the hectic convergence of the pandemic and the return to classes!
It will do nothing but harm students’ mental and financial wellbeing to switch back to virtual learning now.
In 2018, because of my unique situation, I was advised early on to get in contact with the Centre to make sure I could utilize their accommodations during my studies.
I like to remember three things when I’m facing my own impostor syndrome: I belong here, I can ask for help and everyone is in the same boat.
I’m an incoming first-year and I want to make the most out of my university experience and do as many things as possible, but I also don't want to accidentally sign myself up for too much.
The below-signed undergraduate societies and student leaders of UBC strongly call upon the UBC Senate to fully audit previous honorary degree recipients who were complicit in or have contributed to the genocidal system that was the Indian Residential "School" system.
Not being too close with your roommate may make you feel like you can’t help her at all, but it’s important to show and offer your support.
Instead of consulting students, the AMS chooses to hire outside firms and utilize internal committees with limited involvement from students outside the organization.
Like you, I hated living in my city in Alberta, was moving onto campus soon and of course, felt guilty about leaving my family (and friends) at home.
If Ask Iman only does one thing, I want it to show you that you’re not alone.
UBC, as an incredibly multicultural and international organization, remains silent.
"When no one responds to emails, when nothing gets delivered and collaborations have all dried up, there just isn’t work to do."
If you’re one of my fellow grads, the road ahead is, in a word, fucking terrifying.