"The Blob" in the ocean and how it affects our weather | Philippe Tortell

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In appreciation of Morley Safer | Peter Klein

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The Legacy of the Komagata Maru | Renisa Mawani

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Under Pressure | Philippe Tortell

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Centennial Event
Saturday, May 28, 2016

UBC 100: What's Next?

A day of exploring the future

Great things happen when our brightest minds have the freedom to explore. When we pursue our unique interests, the resulting collective capacity for innovation is limitless. The issues of the future will require ...

French Scholar Lecture Series
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The human transformation of caves and sheltered spaces: Chauvet cave (France) and the Gabarnmang site (Australia)

In addition to the heritage value associated with artworks, decorated rock shelters and caves are also social spaces modified and transformed by ancient peoples. Landscape analysis of the places inscribed with artworks allows us a winow i...

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Dr. Philippe Tortell appointed Director of Wall Institute

The Peter Wall Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Philippe Tortell as its new Director. Dr. Tortell is a Professor in the Departments of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and Botany at the University of British Columbia where his research is focused on understanding the potential climate effects on Arctic and Antarctic marine systems.


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Giving fracked water a new life

Hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ produces natural gas. It also produces controversy, but Dr. Karl Linden isn’t concerned with either. He’s focused on recycling the water that fracking currently eliminates from the hydrologic cycle. Read more>>


Building the Brain: Marrying Engineering and Medicine

Alzheimer's disease is slowly strangling society. Managing the disease is expected to cost Canada nearly $300 billion each year by 2040. There are no cures, chiefly because the pharmaceutical industry lacks efficient screening platforms. In this video, Prof. Vikramaditya Yadav describes an innovative approach that marries engineering and medicine for the manufacture of miniaturized organs for drug screening. This biomanufacturing platform will open new frontiers in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

Watch all of our Wall Scholar Speaker Series, a fascinating glimpse into the cutting edge, interdisciplinary research being conducted by UBC faculty at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.

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