Author: Benita Bunjun
Canadian universities have a sordid history steeped in colonialism and racism. Racialized students, who would have once been forbidden from academic spaces and who still feel out of place, must navigate these oppressive structures in their educational journeys. Through the multiple genres of essay, art, poetry, and photography, this book intelligently examines the experiences of racialized students in Canadian academe. Though the contributors discuss the challenges they face, the book emphasizes the crucial connections that racialized students purposefully forge, which transform an otherwise hostile environment into a space of good relations, intellectual collaborations, community-building, and kinship: academic well-being. Lovingly curated by Dr. Benita Bunjun, this book's existence is a living example of mentorship, reciprocity, and resilience.