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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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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Q&A with Michelle Stack

Michelle Stack is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at UBC. Her book Global University Rankings and the Mediatization of Higher Education was published in 2015 and formed the basis for an International Research Roundtable that was recently held at the Peter Wall…

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Helping hands, thriving families

By Erika Thorkelson 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…

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Staging data: Research stories brought to life through theatre

What if there was an easier, and much more artistic way to communicate research not just to other scholars, but also participants in studies and the general public? Staging data: Research stories brought to life through theatre, hosted at the Peter Wall Institute in the spring of 2019, showcased two…

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2018 Wall Scholars launch initiative to address UBC flight emissions

By Malone Mullin Like most academics, Sara Milstein considers herself one of the good guys. A kind of antithesis to the money-driven business elite that is often presented as the biggest culprit in the climate crisis. As she puts it, she’s part of a class that views itself as engaged…

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Q&A with Wall Scholar Tara Mayer

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) caught up with Tara Mayer, a 2019 Wall Scholar and Professor in the Department of History at the University of British Columbia, to discuss her research on racial identity, cultural conditioning and epistemology, as well as her ideas on multiculturalism and Justin Trudeau, and her upcoming International Research Roundtable on…

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