Stories for UBCCA

Showcasing the ways cancer has affected us.
               Stories for UBCCA (UBC Cancer Association) is a photo series showing the many ways cancer has affected us. Inspired by the much loved photos “Humans of New York”, each photo is accompanied by pieces of wisdom from the UBC community. Upon mentioning the idea, my aim was to share the many ways cancer has affected our lives. Over the first semester of the project, I was lucky enough to listen to three touching stories of how cancer has affected family and friends (these stories can be found here). This semester, I am hoping to spread the word about Stories for UBCCA in an effort to find more stories here at UBC. If you have a story about how cancer has affected your life, we would love to share it with our community.

               Those who participated in the past have sat down with a member of the UBCCA and shared their story one on one. There is a strong emphasis on being comfortable, so if there’s anything you’re not willing to share, that’s fine. Our main aim for Stories for UBCCA is to create a dialogue for cancer, a topic that is often not talked about.

               To get involved, you can contact me personally through email ( or through our facebook page. We at UBCCA would be very grateful for your participation!

Lexis Ly

Want to share your story?
Email to arrange an informal interview.

Want to see past stories?
Check out the category page.