Student experience

COVID-19: Pandemic puts sports in perspective for UBC Olympic hopeful Kieran Lumb

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Five reasons to check out the Vancouver International Boat Show

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The engineering gender gap: it’s more than a numbers game

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Engineering students show off practical inventions

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UBCO student awarded scholarship to study abroad

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Student designs voice-activated wheelchair (Cantonese video)

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UBC student uses engineering skills — and YouTube videos — to invent special wheelchair for brother

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UBC student becomes inventor to help brother with muscular dystrophy

In response, Michael, currently in his fourth year in UBC’s engineering physics program, turned to technology and his knack for invention to help his brother do simple tasks and find a measure of enjoyment in life.

Daniel, now 28, was diagnosed with the condition as a child and needed a wheelchair by age eight. Two years ago, he started having difficulties speaking following an operation that involved his vocal chords. This meant that Google Assistant, which he relied on to manipulate his environment, could no longer recognize his commands.

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Meet the oldest and youngest students at UBC this year

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ThunderBikes team dedicated to the art of electric personal mobility

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