The 2023 Colloquium: Meet our Presenters!
The ESA's 2023 Colloquium is next Friday, March 10th! Our student presenters this year are Hui Wong, Sophia Abundo, Diana Andrews, and Samuel Albert. Our faculty guests this year are Dr. J. Logan Smilges and Dr. Laurie McNeill.
Annual ESA Short Story Competition!
Attention writers and UBC creatives! It’s that time of year when we host the ESA’s annual short story competition, back for its second year. Do you have a short story, sitting forlorn and alone in your google drive? Submit! Are you desperate for an excuse to procrastinate your homework by flexing your creative muscles? Write and submit!
Big Brother Bends the Universe
Christmas is generally a joyous, festive time, if somewhat stressful and chaotic. But for those of us who lost loved ones this year, or were separated from family due to Covid-19, or have traumatic holiday memories or negative family relationships or for a million other reasons, the holidays can be a very challenging time. I’ve had my fair share of terrible Christmases, but this was simultaneously the worst, and strangely, the best, in my 22 years of life so far (given the circumstances). A bit of backstory: I’m the youngest sibling in a very large, branching, complicated family. I grew up with seven siblings, but for the…