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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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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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Scholar Q & A

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

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International scholar research may open doors to “spintronics”

Since long before Newton and his fabled apple, physicists have devoted their careers to observing the properties of the physical universe. Matter has its own behaviour, and physicists have discovered and put to use many of the properties of matter in industrial applications. For example, the discovery of quantum physics…

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AIDS pandemic far from over, global response not yet a success: Stephen Lewis

Alyssa O’Dell Freelance Journalist It has been more than 30 years and an estimated 36 million deaths world-wide since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS crisis, but new research from international health experts suggests the pandemic is now roughly 25 per cent smaller than originally thought. However,…

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Chip technology may bring new drugs to market faster

The development of new drugs is one of the most expensive processes in health care, often costing billions of dollars to bring a single drug to market. Screening patients and testing their reactions to drugs is only the last step in a chain of time-consuming and expensive trials, beginning with…

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Improving literacy around the world

The power of open-access digital content has the ability to revolutionize literacy education across the globe, according to one UBC scholar behind a collaborative initiative supporting multilingual children’s literacy in Africa. “There isn’t any region in the world for which this would not be relevant,” says Dr.

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Researchers develop safer and more flexible batteries from soy-lignin

Canadians use and discard a lot of batteries. The devices power dozens of our most commonly used items like cell phones and laptops, and they don’t just appear and disappear. The chemicals used in making batteries need to be mined, processed and transported, and at the end of their life,…

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Strengthening the international Indigenous academy

For the Musqueam people, who have called Greater Vancouver and its Pacific shores home for thousands of years, canoe-building has long-held immense cultural and societal importance. Yet with a population decimated after European contact more than 200 years ago, one UBC scholar says keeping that traditional knowledge alive has…

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