raising the roof

 photos Eric Li Across from NE1, students are on a roof, frantically planting as many plugs and bulbs as they can. There’s a deadline to be met today and Dr. Christine Thuring has been racing it from the beginning. As she leads them, she quizzes them to keep their spirits up. “How many species of…

Of minds red and blue: How urban living is assaulting our brains and how Nature can restore us to ourselves

Good ol’ Mother Nature—giver of life; cradle of civilizations; muse to poets, and discrete host to lovers’ trysts. Her summer radiance may have fallen dim, but She remains our best hope as we kick off the Winter Semester. This is a story of campus life and urban sprawl. It’s about our brains’ struggle to hold…

Silver Pen Award 2018

This year, LINK  honours Eda Aktas and Emily Vance with the 2017/18 Silver Pen Award. Both of these BCIT students showed tremendous dedication, growth, and community influence in the work that they contributed to LINK magazine this past year. Individually, they produced pieces on a variety of important issues, but perhaps their most important work came as a collaboration together alongside…

BEYOND BCIT: Mantar Bhandal

Mantar Bhandal is one of the freshest faces in sports broadcasting. At just 21, Mantar has landed himself a dream job as play-by-play commentator and analyst for Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition. When he’s not calling games, Mantar keeps busy producing original music, co-hosting an indie podcast, and hitting the gym. Not long ago…