Humans of the U: Sam Hendry

Sam Hendry BS'23

My freshman year, I took a bioethics class and learned some history about the U.S. that I didn’t know about.

It really blew my mind, that got me interested in joining United Together Against Hate (UTAH), a social justice advocacy group in U athletics. It’s been fascinating to learn about different racial disparities and all sorts of social justice issues that are going on in the U.S. And I’ve gained a lens in looking back home in Canada, because we’ve had some similar ongoing issues that have become more publicized in recent years, like the trauma of boarding schools on First Nation communities. Then after the George Floyd tragedy in the spring of 2020, I knew I wanted to be more than a bystander.Growing up as a military kid, my family moved a lot and friendships seldom lasted.

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