How exactly are second-years who are only now beginning to get to campus supposed to find friends?
I know that when I got diagnosed, my life turned upside down, and it was never the same. Everyone has a different journey.
No one will truly understand your experiences as a Black person in a predominantly non-Black city as much as other Black people.
There is a degree of trust placed in professors, especially those involved in high-level university governance. It is irresponsible to use that public trust to spread misleading information, especially during a pandemic.
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!
The app was created by a clinical psychologist who used the basic principles of an evidence-based treatment called dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). It teaches skills to help you cope during a crisis.
Here’s some of my favourite books, with a brief description and a quote.
“The rarer the cookie the more valuable it is.”
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.”
"As university students, who makes up the next government impacts us directly."
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.
If you feel stuck right now and wonder if self-esteem is a problem for you, I invite you to do a self-esteem check up. Be honest with yourself.
"UBC needs to revamp its endowment fund to be a leader in sustainability."
It’s important to recognize that the work we all have to do to slow the spread of the virus is not a one-and-done deal.
“UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan, as is, does not shake fundamentally racist beliefs that Indigenous people in Canada need more benevolence from settlers.”
"The only way to minimize the harm that police perpetrate is by defunding police, because policing isn’t broken, it’s working exactly how it is supposed to."
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.”