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The First Episode of The Torchbearers is now out!

In the first episode, "A Place To Call Home", Alex Christensen talks to Tamasha, a Congo native who grew up in the Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi. As a first-generation university student in UBC, she made it through a challenging admissions process, navigated her way in university, and found a place to call home in UBC and Canada.

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The Torchbearers Podcast Trailer!

Exciting news!! FGSU just released a trailer for The Torchbearers, our podcast series that showcases the narratives of first-generation and low-income university students

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Join The Torchbearers!

Are you interested in participating in our upcoming podcast project?

“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: or contact us through our Facebook page @UBCFGSU.


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FGSU's feature in

UBC's Discorder Magazine! (May 2019 Edition)

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