Staging Hearts and Minds

Actor Chan Cho-kin had a career in theatre and music ahead of him, until an injury forced him to reassess his life goals. Now, he uses drama to educate and to help others heal.

Having it All

How Heidi Yu's competitive instincts drive her to strive for excellence in a career as a public hospital anaesthesia doctor and as a leading local long distance runner.

Fun with Physics

For university lecturer Tong Shiu-sing, Physics is both fundamental and fun. Varsity caught up with the TV scientist who wants promote popular science to the general public.

A Marriage of Linguistic Minds

Linguists Virginia Yip and Stephen Matthews are safeguarding Cantonese in both their professional careers and in their marriage. They've authored award-winning books on Cantonese and conducted groundbreaking research on the development of bilingualism in children - by studying their own children and raising them as native speakers of Cantonese and English.

A Travelling Soul – Vicky Fung

Versatile musician Vicky Fung has bounced back onto the music scene after coming to terms with and finding meaning in her son's autism. The singer-songwriter has also branched out by opening a live-house, founding a music funding platform and nurturing young artists.

From Class Time to Screen Time

Film professor, critic and actor Sean Tierney knows more about Hong Kong movies than most locals. Here's how he fell in love with local films - and how he ended up being in them too.

Baton Charge

She's young, she's determined and she's taking charge. Hongkonger Vivian Ip Wing-wun is the first woman to be appointed as assistant conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Grenville Cross – Still Vocal After All These Years

Grenville Cross may have retired from his role as Director of Public Prosecutions but he hasn't done so quietly. Cross tells Varsity about his long career as a prosecutor and his hopes for a more efficient, transparent and independent prosecution system.

From Hell to Heaven

Ricky Yeung Sau-churk worked for years as a salaryman, reinvented himself as an edgy artist and found peace and fulfillment as an art teacher in his 40s. He's retired now, but still contributing to community art and teaching.

A Radical Takes Root in the Democratic Party

District Councillor Au Nok-hin once thought working alongside more moderate democrats was like being in a "tug-of-war", but he's found his place after seven years in politics.

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Calling for More Tree Surgeons

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.

The Digital Divide

Varsity meets two groups of people who are challenged technologically - residents in remote villages and the elderly - to understand their sufferings and hopes.

Dining with Barriers

Wheelchair users share their experiences of dining out and tell us how well-equiped local restaurants are to serving people with disabilities.