Disparity does not exist only in terms of wealth, but also quality of indoor air in living space. Varsity looks into how poor indoor air quality is taking a toll on the health of low-income households living in subdivided flats.
Urban trees are an integral part of Hong Kong’s cityscape but there aren’t enough trained tree experts to manage and take care of them. The government and education sector are trying to change that, but for now working conditions are keeping newcomers away.
Varsity meets two groups of people who are challenged technologically - residents in remote villages and the elderly - to understand their sufferings and hopes.
Wheelchair users share their experiences of dining out and tell us how well-equiped local restaurants are to serving people with disabilities.
Parents always want to give the best to their children, be it more toys, more clothes, more books or whatever. However, children grow out of their clothes very quickly and lose interest in new just as fast. Varsity meets the parents who believe less is more, except when it comes to time spent with their kids.
Despite efforts to promote organ posthumous and living organ donation, Hong Kong still has one of the lowest organ donation rates in the world. And both donors and recipients may encounter not just health challenges but also problems buying health insurance.
Social workers say therapy animals can help draw socially withdrawn youth out of their shells, and their bedrooms. But the idea of therapy pets is still new in Hong Kong and doesn’t have the same recognition as guide dogs for the blind.
It is a misconception that Hong Kong doesn’t have enough international school places. In fact, there are too many, says Ruth Benny from Top Schools.
With 8 per cent of Hong Kong children suffering from allergies, many parents avoid giving their kids many types of food. Varsity explores why this may not be a good measure and how some allergy tests available in the market are actually useless.
The mainland Chinese government is in charge of Hong Kong's foreign affairs, but some Hongkongers think their views are not being represented and have taken on "civic diplomacy" to tell the world about Hong Kong, through organising city tours, as well as musical performances and protests abroad.