Never good with numbers, Josh knew from an early age that he wanted to pursue writing. He is in his fifth and final year as a Creative Writing student at the University of Victoria, and spent three years as a Staff Writer for The Martlet. He’s also written for the Globe and Mail, CBC, and The Tyee. Oftentimes you’ll see Josh running the trails of Victoria in ridiculously short shorts.
Just two per cent of all university teachers across Canada are Black. In the wake of movements to address the lack of diversity in Canadian higher education, The Pigeon spoke to some Black professors about their positions in academia.
On a sun-splashed, blue-skied Saturday last month, Alex asked me on a spontaneous trip to see Big Lonely Doug. I had heard about Big Lonely Doug, but didn’t know the extent of its history or what made the tree so unique.
Vanessa Simon, a Victoria university student, organized a last-minute rally in support of Black lives this June. The all-day event gathered hundreds of people. Three months later, Simon reflects on how activism has helped her build community.