The Green Lanterns are a group of volunteer Resident Members who are committed to providing social support and problem solving assistance at the peer-level. Green Lantern candidates are nominated to the Green Lantern Selection Committee, a committee comprised of Resident Members and current Green Lanterns. Successful nominees are then endorsed by Green College, however they operate independently from Green College. Discussions with Green Lanterns are confidential outside of rare and exceptional circumstances such as when self-harm or harm to others is likely to occur. Whether or not it is related to the College, Green Lanterns are here for you.
- If you want advice on how to work through an interpersonal problem
- If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed with your studies
- If you would like a mediator for a problem with another resident
- If there is a community issue but you prefer to talk to a resident rather than office staff
- If you are feeling lonely, depressed, homesick, or unsafe
- If you need advice or help accessing UBC support resources
- If you just need someone sympathetic to talk to, about anything at all.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us! We are here to support you, and we will be more than happy to hear from you.
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2018-2019 Green Lanterns
Mollie is a second year MA student in human geography. Her work examines how people relate with other species, and she loves all kinds of animals, plants, microbes, and robots (especially the strange ones). She loves curling up with a cup of tea and a good science fiction novel or Netflix to unwind. Her hobbies also include eating ice cream (all desserts, actually) and unironically watching trashy comedies. Getting to know new people and learn more about where they come from is one of her favorite things about Green. Drop by her room or find her hanging out around the College any time to chat, complain, seek advice, or ask questions - she will always be there to listen for whatever you need.
Wajiha is a second year PhD student in Social Justice focusing on Muslim women’s access to public spaces in India. Since space and place is an important aspect of her study, Wajiha is interested in how people relate to new places, countries and cultures. She understands that settling into a new city is difficult and she is there if you need a friend to feel at home. She is a tea lover, loves to write and in her free time, you can see her walking leisurely around Green College garden. She is interested in listening to your story, interests and where you are from. Find her if you ever need to talk over tea, complain or just need advice or friendly conversation and she will be there for you.
Francesca is a second year PhD student in socio-cultural anthropology. Her work deals with marginalized urban communities, and their efforts to “make city”, in spite of ever increasing socio-economic external pressure, discrimination, and forced displacements. When she’s not working, she enjoys exploring the city and its surroundings, letting off steam by reading, painting and playing volleyball, and watching weird indie movies. She loves connecting with people, and she’s been an expat for quite some time now: so if you need to vent about your new life here, or simply want to talk, go ahead and knock at her door!