Childhood asthma risk affected by bacteria in early infancy

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Missing Microbes Provide Clues About Asthma Risk

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eNews: Forensic Architecture

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Museum of Anthropology will host French paleontologist who studies the world's oldest cave paintings

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Wall Wednesdays Afternoon Series
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Corporate Pillage of Conflict Commodities

Since the end of the Cold War, the illegal exploitation of natural resources has provided the means and motivation for armed violence in countries as diverse as Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Iraq. To date, no businessperso...

Special Event
Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Singer Behind the Song Opera Concert & Roundtable Discussion

This event is free to the public but space is limited. Please register for the event here.

Guest artist Philippe Castagner returns to UBC taking on the leading role in Massenet’s Manon. Joined by international opera coach, Denise Gaudr...

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 ...

The Wall Exchange with Eyal Weizman
Thursday, October 15, 2015

Forensic Architecture

“When war happens in the city, people die in buildings, the majority in their homes; when the dust settles ruins become evidence with which we could reconstruct controversial events.”
-Eyal Weizman, Architect

Can architecture provide...

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Space and Politics

Follow Gastón Gordillo, Acting Director of the Peter Wall Institute and UBC Professor of Anthropology, on his blog, Space and Politics

The Wall Exchange

Can architecture provide new tools of political analysis and intervention? This question is central to the work of Eyal Weizman, Israeli architect and scholar.
Join us for the Wall Exchange on Thursday, October 15, 2015, 7:30 pm at the Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver. Reserve your tickets now.
The Wall Papers

Marrying medicine and meteorology: The impact of diesel pollution on human health

UBC experts and Peter Wall International Visiting Scholars collaborate in medicine and meteorology to test the effects of pollution on our respiratory systems.
Learn more in The Wall Papers.

Peter Wall Ideas Lunch & Wine Bar

Re-opening September 17

The Peter Wall Ideas Lunch & Wine Bar will re-open for lunch at 11:00 am on September 17, 2015. Open to everyone. Meal card plans 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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