Lady Bird said it best: “I have to get out of Sacramento … Because it’s soul-killing. It’s the Midwest of California.”
It was finals week April 2021, deep into online school. Sage Houston raced to finish her final essays for her history and political science courses. Mid-essay, her MacBook unexpectedly shut down and refused to boot back up again.
Sheldon Goldfarb has been the AMS archivist for the past 28 years — a job he is perfect for but took the scenic route to.
2022/23 GSS President Samsel Kenston is a doctor, father and lifelong advocate.
“I was going to just retire and wanted to do things myself. And then I got accepted into university … I can now conduct an orchestra and not just play the piano. I can edit a video myself and not just shoot one.”
My brother was born in 1994. My dad decided to name him ‘智铭’ (Zhiming), meaning ‘knowledge engraved.’ Five years later they had me, their youngest daughter. They named me ‘智文’ (Zhiwen), meaning ‘knowledge in literature.’ My dad sometimes used to accidentally call me by my brother’s name. He also stumbled with English pronouns, mixing up the ‘he’s and ‘her’s.
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. Going to the doctor is far from a simple task.
The Ubyssey spoke to three students who have survived suicide attempts and found they faced common financial, academic and advocacy challenges when coming back to UBC after receiving help.
“You really see the bus transform as it moves through the city — who's on it and the atmosphere on the bus really changes as it moves.”
Aiken Lao is a third-year commerce student and the Design Editor of The Ubyssey. She is powered by dad jokes, donuts and Red Bull and will take bribes. Fun fact: this issue is printed with the blood and tears of Aiken and several other editors.
Kate Colenbrander is the current video editor at The Ubyssey and the woman of your dreams. If you believe you are her fiancé please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have concerns about your vagina please call a doctor.
Arthur Lockwood is a former UBC flunk-out who is now desperately cramming a geography major into what will hopefully be his last year of schooling of any kind. To the pretty girl who came by the pizza place...
This list of resources is curated by Black students, for Black students.
For Two-Spirit, Trans and gender-diverse students, the binary of residence structure is often still prevalent, from a lack of gender-neutral bathrooms to inconsistencies with the use of legal names.