LUNCH & LEARN SESSIONS

College Students

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  PST: PACIFIC STANDARD TIME  

Attendees have the option of dropping into any of the sessions below.

No prior registration needed. You can also choose to hop between sessions, except for those that have a time cap on them (marked below).

To Learn more about each session click on the picture
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BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE TORCHBEARERS PODCAST

Have you been following our podcast journey or listening to the stories of FGLI students? If so, would you like to learn more about what the process was like, the impact we have made since our launch and what the students featured in the episodes are now doing?

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VIRTUAL REALITY: A STORY OF A REFUGEE STUDENT

Watch a 10 minute virtual reality story in which you follow the journey of a 12-year-old girl learning, playing and growing up in a refugee camp. This story will be followed by an open discussion on the intersection of refugee and internally displaced students with the FGLI identity.

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A chat with SVPRO

This session is hosted by the SVPRO volunteers. Participants will learn about the work of SVPRO and UBC’s approach to preventing and responding to sexual violence.

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Lunch and Learn Food Security Initiative

Learn about the Food Security Initiative at UBC and how you can address food insecurity on campus.

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PARTNER SPOTLIGHT:

Impact Ambassador program and the low-income student charities

Join the hosts of the Charitable Impact program to learn more about how they operate, and how they have featured an expert portfolio on low-income student charities. Learn more about what makes their #ChooseYourImpact initiative unique and how it has supported the community through the pandemic.

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FOUNDATION FOR RURAL YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

Learn about how this foundation is focusing on improving the equitable access for rural youth including FGLI students to support and cater towards the unique needs of rural FGLI students in university settings

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GUIDED MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS BY SALMA A GRS STUDENT

Join Salma for a quick 20 minutes guided meditation session in which you learn how to focus on your breathing and letting go of any stress or anxieties that you might have held throughout the day.

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AMS SIGNS

Join the AMS Signs club for a free ASL class on basic alphabets and to learn more about the intersection of FGLI students with other disability needs and how to make campuses more inclusive to marginalized identities.

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MEET THE FGLI AUTHOR 

Book summary: 
Travel with a young refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo on a journey of resilience and growth. He lives in two refugee camps. He strives to get education and to empower himself and his peers in the camp. Disruptions and depressing situations are daily realities — until they are not. Entangled in the "refugee life", burdensome bureaucracy and inhospitable immigration laws, is there Hope for a young refugee?

Meet Njamba John Michael Koffi a renowned author who identifies as a FGLI student. In this session learn about Njamba’s journey through his book, hear about the memories hidden in his writing and the work he is involved with since coming to Canada.