Wall Stories


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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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Outdoor early childhood education as pathway to equity, health and learning

Advancing Early Childhood Education Outdoors Now, a roundtable funded by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS), engaged dialogue between researchers, practitioners and policymakers, to illustrate how outdoor early childhood education (ECE) might occur in BC. These generative roundtables addressed: 1) the importance of the outdoor ECE as…

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Oceans as Archives

The Oceans as Archives symposium(May 6-7, 2021) brought together scholars, poets, artists, and activists to share new work that centres the ocean as a source of knowledge, and a method for thinking and writing about the historical and persistent violence of settler colonialism and capitalism, and…

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On the Front Lines of COVID-19 with Wall Scholar Steve Reynolds

This last year has been tough. At the beginning of the year in August 2020 I was so excited to connect with the other members of the 2020 Wall Scholars cohort. The open conversations with brilliant, inquisitive folks from many different disciplines was invigorating, fascinating and…

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Helping hands, thriving families

When it comes to supporting maternal health, Dr. Patricia Janssen, a Peter Wall Institute Early Career Scholar and Wall Solutions awardee, believes it takes a village. In the fifteen years since she first worked with the Institute, she has collaborated with scholars in…

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Witness Webinar: Can Governments Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Still Respect Personal Privacy?

This story was originally published by Blockchain@UBC On May 5th, 2020, as one of the projects under the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies’ COVID-19 Rapid Publication Working Groups, Victoria Lemieux, co-lead of the ICICS research cluster Blockchain@UBC, hosted a “Witness Webinar” that explored the…

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Impact Now: Improving maternal, newborn and child health in Africa through innovative solutions

By Maggie Woo-Kinshella and Stefanie Novakowski   “Any problem can be solved with a little ingenuity”– Elizabeth Molyneyx, University of Malawi College of Medicine   Back in November 2019, 100 researchers, clinicians, policy-makers, and educators gathered at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies in South Africa for Impact Now, a three-day conference to…

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