This blog provides faculty members at the University of British Columbia a place to exchange views about current issues on campus. Many of us spend a lot of time talking about these issues, but we rarely get around to communicating our sentiments beyond our immediate communities and departments. It is empowering to learn there are faculty across campus who share our concerns. Without the opportunity to learn this, it is easy to lose our voice and fail to take action on matters affecting our university. This blog is a place to exercise our freedom to speak openly about our university.