The University of British Columbia: Story of Medicines Educational Exhibits

Exploring the world of health

Vancouver, Canada


The Story of Medicines at The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a modern, state-of-the-art interpretive space in the Pharmaceutical Sciences building. Working in close collaboration with UBC professors, deans, scientists and architects, ngx created six unique exhibits exploring the world of health.

Throughout the educational centre, visitors engage with complex scientific information transformed into relatable interactive media. Dynamic projections vibrantly illustrate how specific medicines work within the human body.

Scope Highlights

  • Technical Consulting
  • UI and UX Design
  • Interactive Digital Exhibits

Learn more about this free, interactive exhibition at The University of British Columbia.

At a ‘choose your own adventure’ touch wall, visitors are active participants in exploring how medicines work. At 3.25-square-metres, it’s a full scale experience.

Spatial restrictions demanded creative solutions: with only 5 feet of space to project onto a 9 metres x 3 metres wall, mirrors helped the team to seamlessly blend six distinct projections.

Our comfort with complex projections and the ability to test in-house was critical. With the exhibit in an unticketed public space, we needed to ensure the solution could withstand sustained daily use.