The relationship between Buddhism and violence

Source: Roundhouse Radio | Sense of Place with Minelle Mahtani
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Bacteria exposure helps prevent asthma, obesity, type two diabetes

Source: CBC News
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School shootings in La Loche, Saskatchewan: Interview with Wall Scholar Wendy Roth

Source: CBC The National
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Sea star wasting disease among worst wildlife die-offs say scientists

Source: CBC News
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Special Event
Thursday, February 11, 2016

“Get Your Swabs Out of My Face!” Or “Why Not, It’s Just a Swab": Americans’ Optimism and Pessimism about Scientific Innovation

When and why is the public receptive, or hostile, to scientific innovations – and which members of "the public" hold which views? We seek to answer those questions by using a public opinion survey to examine responses of residents of th...

Special Event
Thursday, February 11, 2016

How will the world eat in the future?

UBC Reads Sustainability presents Raj Patel

With a global population of nine billion by 2050, and climate change already taking a toll, how will the world eat in the future?

Join award winning author, activist, and academic Raj Patel, presented ...

International Visiting Research Scholar public talk
Monday, February 22, 2016

A Tale of the Evolution and Revolution of Water-Conducting Systems in Land Plants

During early plant evolution, land plants developed water-conducting systems to survive drought conditions and thus to colonize land. Several kinds of cells for water-conducting systems are known in land plants, such as the hydroids of ...

Wall Dinner Forum
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Soft Architecture


Joe Dahmen and Amber Frid-Jimenez, who practice as AFJD, will present recent architectural installations exploring softness. Soft systems attempt to account for non-linear processes whose complexity derives from the shifting interrelat...

Program Call

Wall Scholar Award

Spend an inspiring year in residence at the Peter Wall Institute as a Wall Scholar.  Exchange ideas with UBC colleagues from across disciplines in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and creative and performing arts.  Engage in innovative research collaborations with international scholars. Apply now

The Wall Exchange

Climate change denial: Where do we go from here?

The spring 2016 Wall Exchange will feature Naomi Oreskes, climate change activist and historian of science, Harvard University. Dr. Oreskes is co-author of the best seller Merchants of Doubt, the troubling story of how a cadre of influential scientists have clouded public understanding of scientific facts to advance a political and economic agenda.

April 5, 7:30 pm. Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver.

Reserve your ticket online or by calling Ticketfly: 1-888-732-1682.

Wall Distinguished Professor

Derek Gregory gives Tanner Lecture

Wall Distinguished Professor Derek Gregory was invited to give the Tanner Lecture at Cambridge in January 2016. “Appointment as a Tanner Lecturer is a recognition of uncommon achievement and outstanding abilities in the domain of human values. The lectureships are international and intercultural and transcend ethnic, national, religious and ideological distinctions.”  

Peter Wall Ideas Lunch & Wine Bar

Open for lunch

The Peter Wall Ideas Lunch & Wine Bar is open for lunch Mondays to Fridays from 11:00 am to 2:00pm. Ideas is open to everyone and meal plan cards are accepted.


2015 Director Search

The University of British Columbia seeks an exceptional scholar and leader to assume the role of Director at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS). Learn more.

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