Gay neighbourhoods are evolving, says sociologist Amin Ghaziani

Source: The Georgia Straight
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Canada’s ocean science capacity is limited with resource constraints

Source: The Globe and Mail
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Arctic research expedition put on hold after vessel diverted to break ice

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Threatened Forests Cannot Move, So Scientists Are Relocating Their Genes

Source: Scientific American
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French Scholars Series, Lectures in English by Notable French Academics
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Predator and Prey: The Art of Chauvet

Over 36,000 years ago, in Aurignacian culture, our ancestors painted and engraved images of their life onto the rocky surfaces of their natural environment. These figurative representations, known today as Rock Art, served as the earliest...

French Scholars Series, Lectures in English by Notable French Academics
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

What is a Book? Authorship, Textuality, and Reading from the Age of the Codex to the Digital World

The lecture will discuss the mutations of written culture, and particularly the definition of the “book” from the birth of the codex to the digital age. It will focus on the challenges launched by the new modes for compassing, publishing, and ...

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Special announcement

Gastón Gordillo appointed as new Acting Director

The Peter Wall Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Gastón Gordillo as the Director, pro tem of the Institute, effective July 1, 2015.

Learn more.

Program News

International Research Roundtables awarded

The Institute is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015-16 International Research Roundtable Awards, which bring together scholars from UBC and around the world to advance thematic research in an interdisciplinary environment.

Please join us in congratulating our Principal Investigators. 

The Wall Papers

Talking Circles used for healing and HIV research in Downtown Eastside

A community-based research project, funded in part by the Wall Solutions Initiative, is working to address the health needs of Aboriginal people using illicit drugs.

Learn more in The Wall Papers.

The Wall Exchange

The Secret, Social Lives of Bacteria

Thank you too all who attended the Wall Exchange with Bonnie Bassler, molecular biologist at Princeton University, at the Vogue Theatre in downtown Vancouver. In case you missed it, the lecture is now available on YouTube.

Wall Wednesdays Afternoon Series

Big Ideas. Space and time to explore them.

The Peter Wall Ideas Lunch & Wine Bar is closed for the spring and summer months and will re-open on September 8, 2015. 

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