Wall Stories


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Catalyst Program

Read about the collaborative projects and initiatives of the 2022 Wall Catalyst Scholars aimed at addressing the Climate and Nature Emergency

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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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WishBoard looks at public space

The old Student Union Building (SUB) at the University of British Columbia is dark and semi-abandoned. At first glance, this seems like a poor place to conduct a research project on how people use interactive technology. But the SUB’s gloomy concourse was the perfect place for Dr.

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Peter Wall Institute Centennial Events

The Peter Wall Institute is very pleased to have played a prominent role in commemorating UBC’s Centennial. Between September 2015 and May 2016, we produced and/or co-sponsored the following events and celebrations. Distinguished Visitor September 25, 2015 Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate, economist and a professor at Columbia University, participated in…

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Q&A with Naomi Oreskes

On April 5th, Dr. Naomi Oreskes delivered the Spring 2016 Wall Exchange lecture to a sold out crowd at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver. Earlier that day, The Wall Papers sat down with Oreskes to discuss her best selling book Merchants of Doubt, co-authored with Erik Conway, about how her…

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Fishing for solutions in Haida Gwaii

Solutions to the conflicts between First Nations and the federal government over the control of fisheries are often elusive. On the foggy archipelago of Haida Gwaii on the North Coast of British Columbia, that may soon change, thanks to a Peter Wall Solutions project that combines ecological modelling with traditional…

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Helen Eastman, Artist-in-Residence

Recent Peter Wall Artist-in-Residence Helen Eastman is a rare combination of classical scholar and theatre practitioner. Between graduating from Oxford with a degree in Classics and English and completing a PhD at King’s College London on dialect verse translations of ancient plays, Eastman trained as a theatre director at the…

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