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International students living abroad who face unpredictable pandemic travel restrictions during holidays may be feeling vulnerable, and reaching out is important. (Shutterstock)

Amid COVID-19 stressors, international students and their university communities should prioritize mental health supports

Peer support, opportunities to engage in responses to combat racism and bias and culturally responsive counselling are important for the mental health and well-being of international students.
Within a month of its release, South Korea’s ‘Squid Game’ has become Netflix’s most-watched original, breaking the record previously held by ‘Bridgerton’. (Shutterstock)

Asian pop culture may be trending, but so is anti-Asian racism and discrimination

Just because Asian content is currently trending, doesn’t mean anti-Asian racism and discrimination aren’t. Let’s support Asian people in accessing mental health services.
People wearing masks attend a rally opposing discrimination against Asian communities in Toronto in March 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Why Alberta must rethink its ban on Canada-China university collaborations

Banning research ties with China, as Alberta just did, should be vetoed not only by the academic community but also the general public for its recklessness in fanning the flames of anti-Asian racism.
Although we would like to think there is a big difference between racialized curiosity and physical violence, there is not. Rather, it is a spectrum of violence that hinges on the very assumptions behind a seemingly innocent question. (Shutterstock)

History of Asian activism tells us to share the burden of responsibility in fighting racism

To remove the burden of responsibility, everyone must take over some of the work that diverse communities have been doing to combat prejudice and fear for decades.
People take part in a rally against hate and confront the rising violence against Asian Americans at Columbus Park in New York, on March 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

As Asian Canadian scholars, we must #StopAsianHate by fighting all forms of racism

Fifteen Asian academics discuss the roots of anti-Asian racism and limits of multiculturalism in Canada while charting a path forward.
Lisa Nhan puts on a musical performance with crystal bowls in Los Angeles on Feb. 20 as part of an event to call attention to anti-Asian violence and racist attitudes. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes

Asian Americans top target for threats and harassment during pandemic

Since the beginning of the pandemic, hate crimes targeting Asian Americans have gotten increased media and public attention. New data shows these events are in fact happening more often.

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