UBC researchers attack childhood malnutrition

Source: Vancouver Courier
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Vancouver composer tailors new work to orchestra

Source: Vancouver Sun
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New weapon in fight against malnutrition

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Gay neighbourhoods are evolving, says sociologist Amin Ghaziani

Source: The Georgia Straight
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French Scholars Series, Lectures in English by Notable French Academics
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Archaeology of Rock Art in Arnhem Land, Australia

Jean-Michel Geneste will screen a 45 minute documentary film, “Archaeology in Arnhem Land, Australia,” produced with Patricia Marquet-Geneste on the study of a rock art site in Arnhem Land occupied since 50,000 BP. He will discuss his invo...

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
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Film screening: “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”

Werner Herzog’s award winning documentary film of the Chauvet caves in Southern France, the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind in their astonishing natural setting.

Free with admission to the Museum of Anthropology

International Visiting Research Scholar public talk
Friday, September 25, 2015

Should all patients be treated as equals or does society support prioritizing some patients over others?


The presentation will consider the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) in England as a case study to explore issues related to health care priority setting. The CDF has a budget of £200m (C$400m) to provide cancer patients with access to expensive...

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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.
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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