Where did the ‘gay’ in ‘gay pride’ go?

Source: Advocate
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Project highlights Vancouver's farming potential

Source: Vancouver Sun
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Muddy Waters

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Bonding behind bars

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Artist Talk with Amin Ghaziani
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Gay Neighbourhoods

Gay neighbourhoods, like the legendary Castro District in San Francisco and Vancouver’s Davie Village, have long provided sexual minorities with safe havens in an often unsafe world. But as our society increasingly accepts gays and lesbians into...

The Wall Exchange
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The End of AIDS: Reality or Hyperbole

The Institute is pleased to host eminent speaker, diplomat and Canadian politician Stephen Lewis September 17, 2014, for his public lecture "The End of AIDS: Reality or Hyperbole", moderated by the Globe and Mail's André Picard.

For more informati...

French Scholars Series, Lectures in English by Notable French Academics
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sufism and Religious Boundaries in Contemporary Pakistan: Local Perspectives on Global Matters

Dr. Rémy Delage
Centre d'études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Hosts: Dr. Sebastian Prange, Department of History, UBC

Sufism as a form of devotional and popular Islam has always been portrayed as a tol...

Special Event
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Geographies of Belonging: An Exploration of Home and Hidden Histories

Belonging. We want to belong to each other and need
to feel a part of our communities. Yet, forced migration
and social isolation contribute to people losing their
sense of connection. How do Vancouverites re-imagine
their communities as place...

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The Water Issue

The Institute is excited to launch the spring 2014 issue of its magazine The Wall Papers, now available in a new online format and on mobile devices. This issue highlights exciting new research on water at the Institute, from improving water quality on Aboriginal reserves in BC to assessing the impacts of climate change on ice sheet run-off. Read the issue now.

Peter Wall Ideas Lounge

The Institute is delighted to welcome all Faculty at UBC to the Peter Wall Ideas Lounge, located in Room 174 of the University Centre. The Ideas Lounge will close for the season effective May 30, 2014.

Annual Report 2013

The Institute's 2013 Annual Report is available online, or view the PDF.


Stephen Lewis

The Wall Exchange with Stephen Lewis is now postponed until September 17, 2014 as Mr. Lewis must shortly undergo back surgery. All reserved tickets will be valid for September 17, 2014 at 7:30 pm. If you have already reserved a ticket and will be unable to attend on September 17, we ask that you please advise the Vogue Theatre box office by calling 604-569-1144.

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