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The ethical robot

From playrooms to bedrooms to battlefields, robots are part of modern life. And they're about to create some novel dilemmas for humans.

Cloud U – UBC ventures into the virtual university

Three leaders talk about the brave new world awaiting UBC students in 10 years.

UBC's Massively Open Online Courses

Increased access may equal a complete rethink of higher education.

Why I signed the “Visual Arts Professionals in favour of a new Vancouver Art Gallery” petition

Why I signed the “Visual Arts Professionals in favour of a new Vancouver Art Gallery” petition, and extend my support to Vancouver’s constellation of visual art institutions.

Paul Yee's Chinatown Christmas

As a child in Vancouver during the 1960s, I wasn’t deprived of Christmas. Mine was just different. It wasn’t until I was 30 that I discovered Christmas shortbread, and 40 when I learned that “tree...

Vancouver artist Grimes' "Oblivion" top song of 2012

The end-of-the-year lists are popping up like Christmas trees, and Grimes is the star tree topper. Of the music charts, that is.

Christmas shopping in Surrey...for guns

I take a closer look and sure enough, they were all lined up waiting for the gun store to open.

String Fling: String quartet meets indie rock at the Rio Theatre

Four On the Floor string quartet hosts an evening of music featuring Shaun Verreault, Dominique Fricot, Data Romance, The Gay Nineties and Ali Milner.

Urban Body Laser's second annual Coats for Kids charity event spreads goodwill through city

Urban Body Laser held its second annual Coats for Kids charity event, benefiting The Salvation Army and Beauty Night, a Vancouver-based organization that empowers women and children living...

Ethical Christmas gift shopping in Vancouver

Here are some awesome ways to go gift-shopping without the guilt.
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