High Risk Zone: Diary of an aid worker in Sierra Leone
Chris Anderson, BA’07, is a logistics expert who recently travelled to Sierra Leone to support the delivery of healthcare to patients with Ebola.
A Robot in Every Home
UBC engineering prof. Elizabeth Croft, BASc’88, is programming robots to interpret physical cues from humans.
UBC zoologist Bill Milsom, PhD’78, studies animals that have adapted to survive in extreme conditions.
UBC journalism prof. Alfred Hermida’s new book explores social media and the power of sharing.
The Changing Face of Diplomacy
A former diplomat reflects on her profession’s place in today’s world.
The Last Word
Q: What is your pet peeve?
A: The noise of humans clipping their nails – I’ve been seated next to people on planes doing this far too many times. Ugh.
New “Super-Earth” planet confirmed; Could your smartphone double as a biochemistry lab?; Toxic metals discovered in Vancouver community garden.
A Vancouver love story with a twist; suburbanization in Vietnam; philosophy, Caribbean style.
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