Congratulations to Computer Science undergraduate student Tiffany Wu, who is the winner of the UBC Pride art installation contest. The contest challenged artists from the UBC community to design a “ceiling” over the UBC Pride event space. Tiffany’s entry, titled Spectrum, will be built from 2,000 colourful paper cranes to symbolize the rainbow flag and other significant flags from the LGBTQ2SIA community.
"As a Computer Science student in a male dominated field, diversity and inclusivity are very important topics for me. When I saw the Pride Art Installation Contest, it was a no-brainer and I had to enter. My inspiration for the entry "Spectrum" was using the art piece to reflect our community so that when people look up to see the ceiling installation they can see something that represents them. As well, paper cranes are often associated with good luck, happiness, and other positive meanings; and the many coloured cranes reflect the diverse people in our community.” said Tiffany in her submission.