Goddess of Democracy

May 19th, 2015
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Under the statue of the Goddess of Democracy, there lies a plaque in memory of millions of Chinese students and civilians that sacrificed their lives in 1989 for freedom and democracy. Because of this, nations internationally were heavily impacted by this occurrence.

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Stat344Under the statue of the Goddess of Democracy, there lies a plaque in memory of millions of Chinese students and civilians that sacrificed their lives in 1989 for freedom and democracy. Because of this, nations internationally were heavily impacted by this occurrence. Since Chinese students came to UBC with a communist mindset, after living in Canada, these students may have adopted a democratic way of thinking. With this new idea in mind, students who studied abroad at UBC went back to their hometown and influenced their friends and family. The democratic mindset may have spread to China through students who attended UBC. Moreover, during this time, there was a very influential scholar at UBC named Norman A.M. Mackenzie. He was also the president of UBC from 1944-1962. We have found a plaque dedicated to his efforts in teaching and commemorated for yearning to discover self and the world. Desire to render service to others. Will conquer the new the novel the unknown. He was a man of many achievements, including sportsman, educator of law, administrator and a member of the Senate. It also states that Mackenzie was a soldier and had participated in some sort of war, perhaps WW1. Moreover, several buildings were created in his honour, namely the Frederic LasszRRZ building, music building, Frederic wood theatre. Since Mackenzie had such influence in UBC, it was likely that he have been the main force in driving the Chinese students towards a democratic mindset, unknow

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