Betty was born in Seoul, South Korea and lived in Vancouver as an international student since Grade 7. Ever since then, she has gradually become familiar with Canadian culture while also being brainwashed with Korean culture at the same time. Though she is sometimes confused with her identity, Canada’s enlarged multiculturalism has provided her with opportunities to blend her Canadian and Korean cultural perspectives.
Betty has always been interested in international relations and global issues, so she didn't hesitate to major in political science with a focused study in international security. She aspires to work for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to look at the world from different countries' perspectives in order to resolve international conflicts.
Betty loves exploring foods, fashion, and social/political issues.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Hilary is a 2nd generation Canadian with her family hailing from Hong Kong. She is currently an undergraduate at UBC, majoring in English Literature and a minor in Creative Writing. Her interest in multiculturalism grew from the fact that she has always felt the two sides of her identity pulling her apart and she wants to find a way to reconcile the two.
As an aspiring writer, she hopes that her time at Schema Magazine will open up her perspectives about multiculturalism and belonging and that more diverse characters and stories will be seen in literature.
When not reading or writing, she can be found curled up in a corner, earbuds intact, and already thinking about her next meal.
Makiko is an intern writer at Schema Magazine, studying Visual Arts and Creative Writing at UBC. Her interests include art history, multiculturalism, identity, feminism, and food. She enjoys snowboarding and exploring the city in her free time.
Yuyu was born and raised in Japan while also exposed to an English-speaking environment. As a half-Korean half-Japanese girl, she went to an international school since the age of 3, while attending Japanese school during summer and winter break. This experience has made her realize the existence of distinct cultures and the complexity of identifying herself.
Since the age of 4, she has been playing piano and still has a strong passion for music. Although her initial plan was to major in music, she decided to broaden her knowledge and experience through another aspect of art. She is currently majoring in Theatre Design and Production in UBC. Eventually, she wants to work in the music field and integrate her theater experience.
In her spare time, she loves to watch Japanese tv shows and sing in Karaoke room. Yuyu feels blessed to have the opportunity to work in Schema with other amazing multi-cultural people. She hopes to improve her writing skill as well as learn about theater and music from another perspective through her time in Schema.