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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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Jessica Dempsey | The Extinction Paradox

Academic journals, environmental organizations and media organizations can all affirm that we live on a planet with a fraction of the abundance, liveliness and diversity of life it once had. One group of scientists grimly described our situation as one of “biological annihilation” (Ceballos et al. 2017), referring not…

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VIDEO: Earthquake and Tsunami Aftermaths

One year. Eight years. Fifteen years. After disaster, life goes on. Individuals, communities and countries rebuild and restructure, leaving the time of disaster behind while they incorporate its realities into their everyday lives. What is the relationship between time and transformation in the wake of major natural disasters? How do…

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Brett Finlay | Microbes are part of us

Peter Wall Institute Distinguished Scholar Brett Finlay talks about the damage caused by the eradication of beneficial microbes at The Walrus Talks Survival.

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Sara Milstein | The Nippur homicide trial

Wall Scholar Sara Milstein brings ancient law to life as she explains legal reasoning at work during a murder trial in Mesopotamia.

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Jonathan Girard | Conducting and Virtual Reality

Join 2018 Wall Scholar Jonathan Girard to learn about how VR technology is transforming orchestras and the way we train future conductors.

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