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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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Sima Godfrey | War and Collective Forgetting

By Sima Godfrey “Theirs but to do and die” For the past few years, I have been working on a book about the Crimean War in French cultural memory.  More exactly it is a book about the absence of the Crimean War from French cultural memory.  Although…

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Sathish Gopalakrishnan | How do we evaluate risk?

As a Wall Scholar Sathish Gopalakrishnan has been exploring how individuals and societies understand risk in cyber-physical systems – artificial intelligence, robotics and their application in the world around us. That understanding can help us shape regulation and safety standards in an era of increasing automation. Cultural…

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Photographing the Black Lives Matter movement

2019 Wall Scholar Tara Mayer speaks with American photographer and activist Sheila Pree Bright about her work documenting BLM.   In the present moment, the typical person consumes and ingests more images than ever before in human history. Our ability to critically engage…

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Denise Ferreira da Silva | Transformative Theory of Justice

By 2019 Wall Scholar Denise Ferreira da Silva (the Social Justice Institute) What else can you do, say, remember, count, write, or create after everything has been said and done? How many more times should critical and creative work recite episodes of colonial and…

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Curtis Suttle | Without viruses we would not be alive

Viruses have helped to sculpture life and the world we live on By 2019 Wall Scholar Curtis Suttle, a Professor and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada at the University of British Columbia, where he shares an office with billions of viruses. The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2,…

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