My father spent some time in Vancouver, he likened it to our Queenstown albeit much larger! I'm very poorly travelled compared to him, unfortunately, I've only graced NZ and Australia. Canada is on an ever-expanding list though. Is it bitterly cold and snow-blasted??
1) Sadly my student days are done! I graduated from the same University in 2012, but I now work there. It's amazing to see the young people in their regalia, marching down the street. Every ceremony, the town comes to a halt to let them take the stage for the afternoon.
2) That's a tough one. I think it was around 2015, and I was trying to find something Kleinbl00 had posted in Reddit once upon a time. I forget what it was, but it resonated with me then, and I wanted to read over it. I searched what I could remember, and one of the hits was actually a link to Hubski. I checked it out, liked what I saw, and lurked forever more.