10 videos

COP27: Critically-Engaged Voices

PWIAS and UBC Climate Hub partnered to document critically-engaged voices at COP27, especially Indigenous voices. These videos were recorded by Indigenous youth communicator Isaka Huni Kui, from the Huni Kui delegation at COP27, led by Chief Ninawa Huni Kui, Wall International Indigenous Scholar at UBC.

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2022-23 Catalyst Program

The Catalyst Program connects scholars, students, artists, disciplines, sectors and communities to activate new ways of knowing and acting together to address the urgency, scale and complexity of the climate and biodiversity crises and movements for climate justice.

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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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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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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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