Canadian students share stories of campus racism, assault through hundreds of Instagram posts

July 21, 2020

Student-led Instagram accounts sharing stories of racism and sexual assault on Canadian postsecondary campuses have appeared seemingly overnight. The accounts have published hundreds of posts detailing experiences at Canadian institutions that include Concordia University, Dalhousie University, McGill University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Ottawa, Western University, and York University, as well as boarding school Appleby College. “I only have one year left,” said Kelly Weiling Zou, who started the Queen’s account, “and I desperately want to leave this school a better place than when I came in.” The accounts have reportedly taken inspiration from similar accounts started in the United States with a focus on Harvard University and Cornell University. The Star (National)