Lianne Minagawa – Practicum Student (2020)

Lianne (she/her/hers) is a Japanese descendant came uninvited to the city of Vancouver on stolen lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations six years ago. She is a 4th-year student at UBC finishing up her degree with majoring in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice and minoring in Psychology. As she is born and raised in a single-mother family in Japan and has experienced discriminative attitudes from people around her, she is passionate about social justice and women’s rights and representations. She is hoping to put things from experiences and academia together to help people with what they need. She is also excited and seeks to expand her knowledge by learning more perspectives and materials and working collaboratively at CYH.