Best of Trek 2010-2020
As we head into a new decade, here's the first of two special issues of Trek featuring a wide-ranging selection of content from the past 10 years, along with some COVID-19 news and research from UBC. And if you should still find yourself short of ways to fill your time, there's always the UBC cinnamon bun recipe to attempt and a UBC quiz.
Nature in FreefallOne million plant and animal species are at risk of extinction. UBC experts are part of the fight to save them.
Surviving Mt. Everest; Margaret Trudeau on mental health; coaching the Toronto Raptors; engineering materials of the future; how to catch a woodpecker; urban farming in Vancouver; UBC's Indigenous Community Planning program; Q&A with biologist Dr. Carin Bondar; and more
Avoiding climate catastrophe; how gut bacteria can keep you healthy; sustainable development in Canada's north; cartoonist Hinda Avery; data artist Jer Thorp; Q&A with actress Kim Cattrall; and more
Game of Thrones' cinematographer; craft beer revolutionist; visualizing superdiversity in Vancouver; game designer Brie Code; fighting cancer with UBC Prof. Mary De Vera; Q&A with Joy Luck Club actress Tamlyn Tomita; and more
Apollo 11's physician; the boy who touched the moon; interview with an astronaut; UBC students are building a rocket to launch into space; making a home among the stars; The geophysicist whose rock samples came from the Moon; regulating the final frontier; Q&A with Global news anchor Robin Gill; and more
Birds in paradise; surviving the airpocalypse; the young Trutchkeyites; the smart city promise; UBC Okanagan lauds researchers; Q&A with tenor, Fraser Walters, BMus'03; and more
Make your own UBC cinnamon buns; the torture survivor who became a psychiatrist; the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs; fighting wildfire with pre-colonial forest management practices; recommended reading from UBC's head of Creative Writing; Q&A with Dr. David Suzuki; and more
The hectic life of a Formula 1 engineer; a forgotten UBC tradition; speed skating champion investigates the outcomes for Olympic host cities; the first item ever printed in Vancouver; Q&A with tech CEO Brian Wong; and more
Pioneering academic relations with North Korea; self-repairing roads; discovering who gets in to UBC; celebrating Canada 150; UBC meets Harry Potter; the history of alumni UBC; 2017 Alumni Achievement Awards; and more
Exploring virtual classrooms; helping veterans to heal; a talented student inventor; women's rights in Sierra Leone; in discussion with Dominic Barton; changing the practice of pest control; and more
Photographing life after genocide; the parallel worlds of geoscience and unicycling; how to become an astronaut; entrepreneurship in recycling; preventing deadly adverse drug reactions; UBC's sustainable campus; and more
Daniel Pauly and the decline of global fisheries; UBC research asks "are psychopaths happy?"; Leonard Cohen's time in Cold War Cuba; bringing the French café vibe to Canada; a UBC project makes its way to the NBA; opening the new UBC Aquatic Centre; and more
Tara Cullis and the origins of the David Suzuki Foundation; the UBC researcher who meets with members of armed groups; chewing over some long-held beliefs about nutrition; President Santa Ono, the selfless CEO; a UBC thesis takes centre stage at the National Arts Centre; UBC dental students receive a history lesson; and more (adapted from issue #40 of the print magazine)
Doping and the Olympics; a Fort McMurray resident recalls the wildfire; Q&A with Haley Wickenheiser; the psychological pros and cons of Pokemon; slacklining on high; changing of the guard at UBC.
The second Centennial issue of Trek looks towards the future, focusing on exo-planetary discoveries; Artificial Intelligence; refugee integration; and a Q&A with the iconic William Shatner. Adapted from issue #39 of the print magazine.
438 Days in an Egyptian Jail; Living in Fear; 100 Years of Fashion at UBC; The Last Word with Rick Hansen
The first Centennial issue of Trek focuses on UBC’s first century – covering some of the institution’s earliest stories, examining how student life and politics have helped shape its cultural identity, and highlighting just a few of the research areas in which it now enjoys a commanding reputation. Adapted issue #38 of the print magazine.
"Walk Softly When You Carry the Dead"; Mexico's Missing People; Hearing Voices; the first photos from the new Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre; The Last Word with Wanting Qu; and much more! Adapted from issue #37 of the print magazine.
High Risk Zone: Diary of an Aid Worker in Sierra Leone; A Robot in Every Home; The Changing Face of Diplomacy; and more.
Bug Bites; UBC President Arvind Gupta's Vision for UBC; Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases; Letters to Dr. Wesbrook from the front lines of WWI; Endangered languages; Short story from Zsuzsi Gartner; and the Last Word from author Nancy Lee. Adapted from issue #36 of the print magazine
Portraits from Pyongyang; The Intergenerational Divide; The Dancing Accountant; and the Last Word from actor Eric Peterson.
The dementia crisis; safe surgical drills in Rwanda; profile on Bob Lee; Stephen J. Toope retrospective; battling nutritional deficiencies in Rwanda; the power of the pen; Sochi from the eyes of a Paralympic skiing guide.
Community gardens; clean water in Bolivia; going from producing to directing films; trees on campus; Gavin Crawford answers some questions.
Adapted from the December 2013 print issue.
Meet Joseph Wu, BSc’91, origami artist extraordinaire; Ultimate joins the big league and finds a home turf at UBC; Preparing for a campus emergency; 2013 Alumni Achievement Awards recipients; The Last Word, with Randene Neill, BA’91
This online issue is adapted from the May 2013 print edition of Trek Magazine.
Singer/songwriter Dan Mangan explores his darker side; Daily Planet’s Ziya Tong reveals how she took on UBC Food Services; A recent grad is the pedalling force behind a new resource for cyclists; students explain their research theses in three minutes; 75 years of UBC radio.
Literacy and Peace; Rick Mercer; Clubfoot Doctor (This online issue is adapted from Issue #32 of the print magazine).
Investigative journalism nets 18 arrests in Brazil; Punk filmmaker; Free online courses; 2012 Alumni Achievement Award recipients; and more
Featuring UBC's team at the 2012 Olympics, an alumna who wants recognition, respect and protection for artisanal miners, an evening basketball program for at-risk youth, how UBC has honoured the Japanese Canadian students sent to internment camps during WWII, advocacy for the Downtown East Side, and the Last Word with two of UBC's Olympic swimmers.
Features a photo essay on water use, and articles about the history of invention at UBC, an alumnus' world-wide bike ride for mental health, an innovative water purification technique being used in Haiti and a creative writing partnership. (This online issue is adapted from Issue #31 of the print magazine).
Featuring a discussion of what makes a cult film, the mysterious substance known only as 'dark matter', how an alumnus got to Carnegie Hall, Nardwuar the Human Serviette and more!
Featuring a Grameen Bank intern in Bangladesh, a look at how sound affects us, stories of UBC's cairns and more.
Features articles about disappearing honeybees, the Boomers, Arctic expeditions, restorative justice and more. This issue also introduces the new start an evolution campaign and includes Class Acts, Book Reviews and In Memoriams. (This online issue is adapted from Issue #30 of the print magazine).
Our first online issue! Featuring a death race in Vermont; candid photographs of campus from the early days of UBC; a UBC alumnus who fights for your right to a healthy environment; the 2011 Alumni Achievement Awards winners; a gallery of fascinating photographs from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, and more.