Wall Stories


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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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Swab-to-PCR: Simple and Rapid Diagnosis of COVID-19

This project was supported by a COVID-19 Wall Solutions award in 2020-2021. Dr. Peter Tilley and researchers from UBC Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH), and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) Public Health Laboratory set out to develop accurate and efficient detection methods for the SARS-CoV-2…

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Wall Scholar Q&A: Neda Maghbouleh

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 Neda Maghbouleh shares her thoughts about joining the program, the impact…

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Cree Dictionary

This poem by 2021 Wall Scholar Dallas Hunt is included in his collection “Creeland” (Nightwood Editions, 2020).      Listen to the poem read by Dallas Hunt.      Cree Dictionary by Dallas Hunt    the translation for joy in Cree…

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PWIAS: Healthy Communities

From text-based prenatal care for new parents in remote communities to policy recommendations that recognize the relationships between urban development and human health, PWIAS-funded research is helping to address some of the many challenges facing our healthcare system so Canadians stay healthy and receive health care no matter where they…

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The Legacy of Racism and Sexism in Science

This excerpt from Chromatic: Ten Meditations on Crisis in Art and Letters is written by 2020 Wall Scholar, Sheila Teves, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UBC. Illustrations are by Andrea Alcaraz.  Order your copy today! The Missing Scientists As a student,…

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How to Create A Harvard in Your Country

This excerpt from Chromatic: Ten Meditations on Crisis in Art and Letters is written by 2020 Wall Scholar, Michelle Stack, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at UBC. Illustrations are by April dela Noche Milne.  Order your copy today! 1. To the…

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