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It’s a familiar sight at the root of food insecurity: between paying ever-increasing tuition and rent, students have little money left to buy food — a situation that is reality across Canadian universities.

As food insecurity looms large at UBC, campus groups are actively trying to create a safety net for those falling through the hunger gap.

Food insecurity — defined broadly as unreliable access to sufficiently nutritious food — impacts students at UBC in deeper ways than eating cup ramen. It is also hardly rare.

By the time I turned 18, I had lived in 3 different provinces, 6 different cities, gone to 6 different schools, and occupied more than 7 houses.

The whir of a tattoo machine is a homecoming, now — and each tattoo is a pillar of what makes me, me.

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