“Every day feels like the end of the world. Nanse could hardly remember when things were okay; she was a child when the war came. She shook off those old memories every time they came — they’re dead.”

“It was the smell that woke him up every time. The stale, warm, earthy, heavy smell — it reminded him of his days before the Church and his late nights in dingy mess halls, drinking until he passed out.”

“‘Go to your room and stay there until I tell you,’ said David, who used to be my father. Turned out he plucked me from my crib six years ago and spirited me away to the well-off part of town.”

The team revealed that when Ada’s sail was ripped off (likely by high winds) it took several sensors off with it and opened a several cracks in the hull next to a battery hatch designed to keep electronics dry. They are now designing a new boat, one they hope will be able to sail around the world.

Incorporated as a club in 2015, UBC BIOMOD focuses its work every year on the annual BIOMOD competition in San Francisco, which brings together undergraduate design teams from around the world to showcase their biomolecular design projects.

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