Wall Stories

Series

9 stories

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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6 stories

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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Child Health and Development

This PWIAS international research roundtable was held on May 2-4, 2022, organized by the UBC Social Exposome Cluster and led by Dr. Michael Kobor, Social Exposome Cluster Lead and the Edwin. S.H. Leong UBC Chair in Healthy Aging; and Dr. Danielle van Jaarsveld, Professor in the Sauder School of Business.

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Guided Visit of Stó-lō Unceded Lands

PWIAS staff, scholars and guests recently participated in an Indigenous-led tour of Stó-lō unceded lands, guided by Sonny McHalsie, a traditional knowledge keeper. Sonny generously shared many stories, histories, traditions and place names as he led our group up-river to Hope, through Chilliwack and the Sumas Valley, and…

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Wall Scholar Q&A: Rika Preiser

In 2021 PWIAS expanded the Wall Scholars program to include scholars from outside UBC. For the first time in the program’s history we welcomed Wall Scholars from Toronto, South Africa, and Spain. About 2021 Wall Scholar Rika Preiser Rika Preiser is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Sustainability Transitions,…

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Theatre Illuminates Systemic Barriers Faced by Indigenous in BC Human Rights Tribunal Process

Very early in their time together at PWIAS, Wall Scholars Bethany Hastie and Tom Scholte saw the potential for a collaborative project that would apply some of the Systems Theatre tools Tom has been developing to Bethany’s on-going work with the Expanding Our Vision Committee of…

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Youth, Autism, and Manga as a Visual Language

Wall Scholars Anamaria Richardson (Medicine, UBC) and Khanh Dao Duc (Mathematics, UBC), along with Wall Associate Cristina Conati (Computer Science, UBC), are collaborating on a study that will provide some of the first research to ascertain if there is any affinity to reading manga by youth with autism and to…

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Wall Scholar Q&A: Hanne De Jaegher

In 2021 PWIAS expanded the Wall Scholars program to include scholars from outside of UBC. For the first time in the program’s history we welcomed Wall Scholars from Toronto, South Africa and Spain. In the following Q&A, Wall Scholar Hanne De Jaegher shares her thoughts about the Wall Scholars program,…

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