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Ways of Knowing

In Ways of Knowing, our Wall Scholars take over the mic to explore new and different ways of making sense of the world through thought-provoking conversations with scholars and artists.

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On Feeling and Knowing

A series of conversations that reveal what classrooms of higher education were traditionally conceived to be, and what they can become. Generous and candid reflections by educators daring to disrupt educational norms, in search of deeper and more diverse pathways to knowledge.

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S01E08: Steven Reynolds on Treating Patients in a Time of Pandemic

Our guest for this episode is Steven Reynolds, a Critical Care Physician at the Royal Columbian Hospital. Reynolds is also a faculty member at the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University, and a Clinical Professor at UBC’s Critical Care Medicine Program. In…

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S01E07: Lisa Sundstrom on Protecting Civil Liberties in Times of Crisis

Our guest for this episode is Lisa Sundstrom, a professor of Political Science at UBC. Sundstrom is also an associate of the Peter Wall Institute, and an expert on comparative politics with a focus on Russia and the former Soviet Union…

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S01E06: Ninan Abraham on how the immune system protects us from pathogens like SARS-CoV-2

Our guest for this episode is Ninan Abraham, professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and the Department of Zoology at UBC. Abraham is also a member of the Infection, Inflammation and Immunity Research Group, and an…

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S01E05: Daniel Coombs on COVID-19 Mathematical Modelling

Our guest for this episode is Daniel Coombs, a professor in the Department of Mathematics at UBC and an Associate of the Peter Wall Institute (PWIAS). Coombs is also an expert on multi-scale infectious disease models and a member of the Mathematical Biology Group…

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S01E04: Tara Mayer on the Value of Discomfort in Education

Our guest for episode four of the Ways of Knowing podcast is 2019 Wall Scholar Tara Mayer, a Professor in the Department of History at UBC. Mayer is a cultural historian who is working on new forms of teaching that use discomfort in the classroom to advance learning, an initiative for…

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S01E03: Hannah McGregor on Academic Freedom

Our guest for episode three of the Ways of Knowing podcast is Hannah McGregor, an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University’s Publishing Program and host of the Secret Feminist Agenda Podcast. In October of 2019, Hannah co-authored an open letter that was signed by almost 1,500 people to cancel a controversial SFU…

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