You have the unique opportunity to see the world through the eyes of some of our talented and perceptive students!
UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs is hosting a thought-provoking exhibit on the themes of identity and belonging through the lenses of Muslim young women displaced by civil war.
This exhibit features the photography of former and current Byrne Creek students (many of them our wonderful library monitors!): Fatuma Abdile Hassan, Bana Alshayib, Joud Alshayib, Sana Alzaza, Rama Fakoure, Lava Mohamad, Slava Mohamad, Haifa Mohammad, Havi Mohammad, Ghinbar Weldehaimanot and Sabrina Zikria.
A presentation and Q&A will be held on Friday December 7 between 5:30 – 8:00 pm and the exhibit is on display from November 12- January 4.
Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis’ story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.
Congratulations to Shreya Bajracharya, Raihana Jawad, Boshra Moheq, Natasha Nigh and Alexei Villareal for their winning submissions to this year’s WORDS Writing Anthology and to Nathan Belleau for the terrific cover artwork!
You can view The Freedom of Words 2017/18 Anthology here.