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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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Meet some of the people behind the Memory book

November 11, 2018, was the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, a time of remembering and memorial, of linking past events to the world we live in today. Taking this particular moment as a catalyst, the Memory book examines the character and relevance of memory more broadly. Edited…

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Rosalind Picard | Fall 2018 Wall Exchange

Did you miss our Fall 2018 Wall Exchange with Rosalind Picard? You can now watch the full recording of Rosalind Picard’s lecture on “Emotional Intelligence in a Brave New Robotic World.” MIT Professor Rosalind Picard delivered an engaging talk on the exciting advancements in emotionally cognizant Artificial Intelligence and the ways this…

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Mind in Motion

Is an idle brain a bad thing? What are the best ways to exercise the brain? Research shows that the human brain is surprisingly active during periods of rest. 2017 Wall Scholar Kalina Christoff discusses her research on mind wandering and our misconceptions on what constitutes an active mind.

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Imagining a Healthy City of the Future

North American cities are auto-centric, but research shows that pollution, traffic noise, the amount of greenery, and walkability can all impact our health. For example, research shows that people who live close to a major road are more at risk of dying of heart disease. With this in mind, 2017 Wall Scholar…

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Energy Convergence

As vehicles and road infrastructure become integrated, many new business models become possible. Buildings, electric cars and parking lots may become active participants in energy management schemes. 2017 Wall Scholar Walter Mérida explores the ethical, economic and social implications of transportation systems in a low-carbon economy.  …

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