“Walk Softly When You Carry the Dead”
Forensic dentistry can be key to identifying both perpetrators and victims of violent crime
North by Northwest
A UBC prof pioneers academic relations with North Korea
Setting Sights on Alien Oceans
Dorothy believed “There’s no place like home.” Astronomers are looking to prove her wrong.
Prof builds prototype of self-repairing road
Lens on Life
The genocide scholar who photographs humanity
A Strategy for Conservation
To save the most species at risk, we may have to accept the loss of a few that are beyond help
Professional origami artist Joseph Wu, BSc’91, is rarely without a sheet of paper
A Robot in Every Home
Professor Elizabeth Croft, BASc’88, is programming robots to interpret physical cues from humans.
Craft Beer Revolutionist
A pioneer of Vancouver’s now-thriving craft beer scene, James “mad scientist” Walton, BSc’85, has always gone against the grain
I Prank, Therefore I Am
The inside scoop on UBC’s most infamous student prank
100 Years of Fashion at UBC
It hasn’t always been yoga wear and rain boots
Saving the Farm (Round 1): John Young’s dairy
John Young escorted a herd of prized cattle from Scotland to UBC
Dear Dr. Wesbrook: Letters from the Front
Students serving in WWI corresponded with UBC’s first president
CiTR: The little station that could
When UBC’s campus radio was born, broadcasting was a cutting-edge technology
The beloved UBC janitor who became a museum curator
The Last Word, with Kyle MacDonald
Q: What are some of your UBC highlights?
A: Having breakfast with former UBC President Martha Piper, and being arrested for a crime I did not commit. The two are unconnected.
The Last Word, with Ziya Tong
Q: Name the skill or talent you would most like to have.
A: The ability to make an onion volcano like a Teppanyaki chef
The Last Word, with Gavin Crawford
Q: Who was your childhood hero?
A: Jim Henson and Julie Andrews or, in an ideal world, their love child
The Last Word, with Hayley Wickenheiser
Q: What would be the title of your biography?
A: Gongshow: life on the frozen water
The Last Word, with Robin Gill
Q: In which era would you most like to have lived, and why?
A: The Sixties, because it was such an era of change with the civil rights movements.
The Last Word, with Carin Bondar
Q: If a genie granted you one wish, what would it be?
A: Abolish the patriarchy.