The Torchbearers Podcast
"The Torchbearers" is a podcast series created by First Generation Students Union (FGSU), an AMS club that offers support to first generation, low-income university students and advocates for a more inclusive UBC. Coming from a wide spectrum of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, first-generation university students are among the first in their families to attend a post-secondary institution. Their success in university is greatly impacted by cultural, financial, and psychological obstacles.
“The Torchbearers” seeks to highlight the narratives of first-generation university students, faculty members and staff at UBC through bi-weekly 15-minute episodes. The podcast is funded by the 2019 Equity Enhancement Fund and will be an interdisciplinary effort that seeks to create dialogues on equity, inclusivity, and diversity on campus.
If you would like to be involved or to learn more about the themes that will be covered in the podcast series, reach out to us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through our Facebook page @UBCFGSU.