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On Feeling and Knowing: Radical Conversations about Teaching and Learning

How do you engage with students who feel shocked, guilty, embarrassed, upset, angry, or grief-stricken? How do you harness feelings of wonder, generosity, compassion, and inspiration?” These candid conversations with seasoned educators working at the creative frontiers of their disciplines are a resource for educators seeking to expand and deepen their teaching practice.

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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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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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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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Anna Casas Aguilar | Bilingualism and literature in Franco’s Spain

Wall Scholar Anna Casas Aguilar grew up in a bilingual household in Barcelona, now she studies the connections between gender and nationalism in modern Spanish and Catalan literature.

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Guy Dumont | The future of biomedical engineering

After working on industrial applications of automation for 20 years, Wall Scholar Guy Dumont decided he needed a change. Learn about his transition into the field of biomedical engineering, where he researches physiological monitoring and ways to maximize access to healthcare.

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Leila Harris | The social challenges of water insecurity

When we talk about access to water, we tend to focus on bodily needs and public health. But there is more to this issue. Join Wall Scholar Leila Harris to learn about the socio-political consequences of uneven water access and quality.

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Carl Hart | Spring 2019 Wall Exchange

Did you miss our Spring 2019 Wall Exchange? You can now watch the full recording of Carl Hart’s lecture on “Drug use for grown ups.” Drawing upon his more than 25 years of experience as a neuropsychopharmacologist, in this Wall Exchange lecture, Carl Hart (Columbia University) explored the myths and social forces…

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Challenging the misconceptions that shape drug policy 

We caught up with upcoming Wall Exchange Q&A moderator Garth Mullins (Crackdown podcast) and Shaya from Megaphone’s Speakers Bureau to talk about misconceptions around drug use.  Don’t miss the Peter Wall Institute’s Wall Exchange with Carl Hart on May 23 at the Vogue Theatre. Drawing upon his more than 25 years of…

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