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Wall Scholars Speaker Series

Since 2014, The Wall Scholars Program has brought together scholars from UBC and around the world to engage in deep, unconstrained research in an immersive, interdisciplinary environment. In this series, some of our Wall Scholars speak about the work that brought them to PWIAS.

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Turning Points

Turning Points is a series of short films about alcohol use, addiction, and healing in Yellowknife, directed by the storytellers themselves. This Wall Solutions-funded project provided a platform for people from Indigenous communities across the Canadian Arctic to share their experiences and tap into storytelling traditions that have been used to connect and heal people for centuries.

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The Wall Exchange

The Wall Exchange is a free community event that brings experts from diverse fields to Vancouver to discuss issues that impact us all. The Wall Exchange is typically held twice per year in the spring and fall at the Vogue Theatre in downtown Vancouver.

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Creating New Connections | Wall Scholars

The Wall Scholars Program brings together a diverse group of scholars from UBC and around the world for a year long residence at the Peter Wall Institute to engage in deep, unconstrained research in an immersive, interdisciplinary environment. “I can’t imagine any other place there…

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Turning Points: William

William Greenland reads a letter he wrote to his son about his life, his addiction, and how being a father became a turning point for his healing journey.  William is a longtime Yellowknife resident and a counsellor at the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation. Turning Points is a series of…

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Turning Points: Muriel

Muriel is a residential school survivor. Taken with her sister from their childhood home, she suffered years of abuse and struggled to find herself afterward. Muriel shares how she discovered happiness again—for herself, her children, and grandchildren. Muriel Betsina passed away in 2019, shortly after filming and editing…

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Turning Points: Catherine

Catherine shares her powerful story of growing up in the city of Yellowknife, raised primarily by her grandparents and how she is now reclaiming her identity for herself and her children by learning her language, through writing, and through her relationship with the land. Turning Points is a series…

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Turning Points: Louise

At seven, Louise was sent to residential school, stripped of her identity and language. Once back home, she blamed her mother. Her anger led to alcohol dependence and her children being taken away. Now sober, she finds solace in traditional beadwork, a craft that draws her closer to both…

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