Giant Spiders and Walking Machines
Large-scale mechanical art is hard to ignore. Artist engineers are creating some head-turning pieces to provoke dialogue on human energy use.
The Young Man and the Sea
Four men, one boat, 51 days, and an angry Tasman Sea.
Climbing a Mountain for Science
Researchers trek halfway up Everest to double as subjects in a series of experiments on the effects of oxygen deprivation.
The Useful Citizen
Charlie Crane lost his sight and hearing aged one, but through his fingertips developed an insatiable love of literature and learning.
The Double Life of Doctor Lu
She practises medicine. She acts. She explores at the interface of stories and science.
In the Thick of It
Ron Walls, MD ’79, led an emergency department response to the Boston Marathon bombings.
The Last Word
Q: What or who makes you laugh out loud?
A: Spooky-eyed horses get me right in the funnies for some reason.
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What You Said
Student Eva Kwan Keeps Canada’s Favourite Astronaut Grounded
As Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield floats through the cosmos, a UBC psychology student is working to keep him connected to Earth.
Witness to History
Dr. Weihong Song gets a front-row seat at the Chinese People’s Conference