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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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Searching, Exhuming, Identifying and Burying the victims of mass violence in Colombia

Altar for the collective wake of the 102 victims. Bellavista, Bojayá. November 17, 2019. (Photo: Pilar Riaño) The collaborative project “Exhumations and Burial in Colombia: Strengthening forensic practices through knowledge transfer” engaged with the tensions and inequities in forensic processes by documenting the pioneer process for the search, exhumation, identification…

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Epi (On) Demos (People)

This excerpt from Chromatic: Ten Meditations on Crisis in Art and Letters is written by 2020 Wall Scholar, Steve Reynolds, critical care physician and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, UBC. Illustrations are by Jess Stanley.  Order your copy today! Winter 2021 I…

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PWIAS: Our Changing Planet

The Earth is in a period of rapid environmental change, and ecological responses to this change are beginning to outpace our ability to understand and predict them. PWIAS scholars address some of the major challenges we face with ongoing climate change, including environmental stressors, ecological adaptations, severe weather events…

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PWIAS: Indigenous Voices

PWIAS supported innovative projects conducted in partnership with Indigenous communities.  Projects addressed issues affecting First Nations in Canada, such as poor water quality, access to health care, and social vulnerabilities, as well as issues faced by Indigenous people in Brazil and Colombia. Researchers engaged directly with community members to learn…

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PWIAS: Global Community

PWIAS supports collaborative research conducted in partnership with international partners, community organizations and end-users.  These projects address a range of issues affecting communities in different parts of the world, including India, Colombia, and the African continent. Improving Maternal and Child Health Guy Dumont (Electrical…

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Dominique Weis, Visiting Professor at the Collège de France

PWIAS Associate Dr. Dominique Weis was a Visiting Professor at the Collège de France in October 2021. Dr. Weis, who is the Canada Research Chair in Geochemistry of the Earth’s Mantle, and Director of the Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research, was hosted by Prof. Barbara Romanowicz, Chair in…

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