Entries by OCSU

Pride Month is Here!!

Happy June, and also Pride Month, and don’t forget that Juneteenth is also on the 19th! This month we’re talking about the difference between gender and sex.  The terms “gender” and “sex” are often used interchangeably, but they have different meanings and refer to different aspects of a person’s identity. Sex refers to the biological […]

What is a Land Acknowledgement, and Why Do We Practice it?

May is the month that marks two important Indigenous campaigns that OCSU works with. Red Dress Day in on May 5th. “The day honours and brings awareness to the thousands of Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people who have been subject to disproportionate violence in Canada. Red Dress Day was inspired by Métis artist Jaime […]

Minimum Wage is Not a Living Wage

April is both a good and bad time of year. It signals the end of another semester, which means papers, projects, and exams are on the horizon. April is also job hunting season for most students, whether you’re graduating and looking to bust out into industry, or just looking for a solid gig for the […]

Let’s Talk About Consent

*Content Warning!* In this article we are chatting about consent, and under that topic will be mentioning topics like sexual assault, colonization, and racist troupes. If these topics aren’t your jam then we suggest you skip this one. We’ve got a quick exit button on the page for a speedy exit if you need it. […]

OCSU Canada Day Statement

Residential Schools are a part of Canada’s History. This year, we will be putting our Canada Day celebrations on hold in light of the recent findings of Indigenous children found on former residential school grounds across Canada. Although these reports are recent, Canada’s role in the oppression of Indigenous communities is not. OCSU is dedicating […]

OCSU’s Statement on Kamloops Residential School

Trigger Warning: Distressing content regarding Residential Schools The Okanagan College Students’ Union stands in solidarity with the families, the communities, and the residential school survivors who all mourn upon confirmation of the burial site of 215 children on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.  Residential schools were intentionally designed to systematically and […]