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PWIAS Impact

Learn more about how the interdisciplinary environment at PWIAS enriches UBC and impacts society through ground-breaking research, influential public policy, artistic collaborations and award-winning publications.

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Chromatic - The Book

Read excerpts and other stories related to “Chromatic”, a new collaborative art book produced by the 2020 Wall Scholars.

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Scholar Q & A

A series of thought-provoking and inspiring short interviews with our Wall Scholars and PWIAS community members.

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Scholar raises red flags over expert forensic evidence

There’s a problem lurking in the modern courtroom. From Canada and the US, to Australia and countries the world over, judges and juries are relying on forensic evidence that one Peter Wall Visiting Research Scholar says hasn’t undergone enough formal evaluation and testing of the kind seen in the mainstream…

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Convicted women with children should be rehabilitated, say Roundtable delegates

When a woman is convicted of a crime, it is not only the woman who is sentenced, but also her children who are themselves innocent and yet who suffer the ultimate punishment, maternal separation, says Samantha Sarra, Co-Principal Investigator of a Peter Wall Institute International Research Roundtable held…

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Roundtable debrief

In fall 2013 the Institute was pleased to host the second half of its 2013-2013 International Research Roundtables. The Roundtable program allows scholars from UBC, Canada and the international community to advance excellence in knowledge development in an interdisciplinary environment. The themes or topics must be broad-ranging. International…

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The 19th Birthday Party

In March 2014, the Institute hosted The 19th Birthday Party, a media art installation that explores issues relating to youth transitioning out of government care at age 19 and youth homelessness. Former youth in care currently comprise 40 per cent of homeless youth in British Columbia. Many young adults transitioning out…

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Field notes from Kenya’s Mpala Research Centre with Dr. Gregory M. Crutsinger

Dr. Gregory M. Crutsinger is part of the Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, 4200-6270 University Blvd. Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Author for correspondence, email: crutsinger@zoology.ubc.ca My excitement grew as I stood in the customs and immigration line in the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, bleary-eyed…

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Cast-off cedar logs used for more than just heating at UBC

On her regular runs through Pacific Spirit Regional Park, Dr. Heather Trajano doesn’t just see the trees: she sees a wealth of compounds contained in every branch. One tree in particular has caught her eye lately. It’s western red cedar, a tree that’s emblematic of British Columbia.

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