Back to the Cold Weapon Era

A former fashion designer Jones Chan Kwok-chung’s love affair with Japanese swordsmanship and how he turned his passion for the Japanese fighting technique into his career.

Becoming Angie Cheong

Beauty queen, actress, businesswoman and mother - Angie Cheong Wai-yee has tackled each role in life with relish. Here, she shares the stories of her journey from Ipoh in Malaysia to Hong Kong and Beijing with Varsity.

Nami – The Chameleon Campaigner

Hong Kong-Nepali university student Nami helps foreign domestic workers to fight for their rights. We talk to the multi-tasking organising secretary of the Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Union and aviation student.

Lest We Forget

As the first local director of education of the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre, Simon Li wants to do his part in making sure the darkest chapters of human history are never repeated, and to warn against the "silence of bystanders".

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.