Wall Stories

Series

9 stories

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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Wall Scholar Q&A: Rika Preiser

In 2021 PWIAS expanded the Wall Scholars program to include scholars from outside UBC. For the first time in the program’s history we welcomed Wall Scholars from Toronto, South Africa, and Spain. About 2021 Wall Scholar Rika Preiser Rika Preiser is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Sustainability Transitions,…

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Theatre Illuminates Systemic Barriers Faced by Indigenous in BC Human Rights Tribunal Process

Very early in their time together at PWIAS, Wall Scholars Bethany Hastie and Tom Scholte saw the potential for a collaborative project that would apply some of the Systems Theatre tools Tom has been developing to Bethany’s on-going work with the Expanding Our Vision Committee of…

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Youth, Autism, and Manga as a Visual Language

Wall Scholars Anamaria Richardson (Medicine, UBC) and Khanh Dao Duc (Mathematics, UBC), along with Wall Associate Cristina Conati (Computer Science, UBC), are collaborating on a study that will provide some of the first research to ascertain if there is any affinity to reading manga by youth with autism and to…

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Wall Scholar Q&A: Hanne De Jaegher

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 Hanne De Jaegher shares her thoughts about the Wall Scholars program,…

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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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