Climate solutions are within reach

Source: Vancouver Sun
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Men’s Health Works gets proactive on men’s wellness issues

Source: Georgia Straight
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Researchers snap-shot fastest observations of superconductivity yet

Source: Nanowerk
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Food on Earth

Source: The Agenda with Steve Paikin
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International Visiting Research Scholar public talk
Monday, March 30, 2015

Whatever Happened to French Theory?

Abstract:
In October 1966, at Johns Hopkins University, a small conference introduced America to a mode of critical thought associated with French philosophers and critics. 1966 was also the year of several major events in the history of ideas : th...

Wall Wednesdays Afternoon Series
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Contingency in Ecology

Abstract:
Like all sciences, ecology attempts to make general predictions. However, the predictions that ecology makes often are contingent, that is, they depend on which species, which habitat and which part of the world. This has led some researc...

Wall Wednesdays Afternoon Series
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Electrons, Vacuum and Very Small Things

Speaker: Alirezah Nojeh, Wall Scholar, Electrical Engineering, UBC

For the spring 2015 Wall Wednesdays Afternoon Seriesview the bookmark. Attendees receive 15% off their first purchase before and after the talk.

Wall Wednesdays Afternoon Series
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Role of Microbiota in Asthma

Abstract:
Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lungs whose incidence is increasing rapidly, making it a major problem worldwide. Although the exact cause is not known, environmental conditions such as the use of antibiotics, mode of delivery, e...

The Wall Papers

Cast-off cedar logs used for more than just heating at UBC

UBC Professor, Heather Trajano, used her Peter Wall Research Mentorship Award to extract valuable antimicrobial compounds from UBC's cedar wastewood before they are used to heat buildings.

Read more in The Wall Papers

The Wall Papers

Pregnant women in the north to get prenatal info by text

Smart Mom, a new Wall Solutions project, is helping bring digital, prenatal education to the remote, northern researches of British Columbia. 

Learn more in The Wall Papers

Podcast

Tell Everyone: Why We Share and Why It Matters

At a recent Wall Wednesday, Wall Associate and UBC Journalism Professor, Alfred Hermida, talks about his new book, Tell Everyone, and gives us an insider's view into how the dynamics of social media privilege more grassroots activist voices and negate the forces of institutional elites. Listen to the podcast.

Podcast

The Future of Food

Evan Fraser, expert in food security and Peter Wall International Visiting Research Scholar, draws on his experiences from around the world to shed light on strategies and options for how to sustainably feed nine billion people. Listen to the podcast.

Wall Wednesdays Afternoon Series

Big Ideas. Space and time to explore them.

Join the Institute for the Wall Wednesdays Afternoon Series - a series of afternoon talks held every other Wednesday in the Peter Wall Ideas Lunch & Wine Bar from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Attendees receive 15% off their first purchase before and after the talk.


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