Molecular biologist Bonnie Bassler explores the secret, social lives of bacteria

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The Nortel judgments were fair. Uncontrolled legal costs are not

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Digital stories could hold the key to multilingual literacy for African children

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Pilot program training volunteers to care for chronically ill

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The Wall Exchange
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Secret, Social Lives of Bacteria

Bonnie Bassler, “the Bacteria Whisperer,” has discovered how bacteria talk to one another. This process called “quorum sensing” allows bacteria to work together and control bacterial virulence. She works on ways to interfere with quorum se...

International Research Roundtable public event
Friday, May 29, 2015

Anarchic East Asia Amid a Flourishing Regional Economy: Why State to State Relations Are So Bad, and Economic Prospects So Good

Dr. Bruce Cumings
will examine recent conflicts over islands – more often piles of rocks – in the East China Sea and the South China Sea. He argues that China, for unclear reasons and without much success, has embarked on a policy of ...

Colloquium at the Collège de France
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - Friday, June 12, 2015

Prendre la responsabilité au sérieux

Ce colloque aura pour objet d’étudier les sources et les remèdes à l’irresponsabilité qu’autorise la globalisation dans le traitement des trois « marchandises fictives » que sont la nature, le travail et la monnaie.

Réunissant des ...

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The Wall Exchange

The Secret, Social Lives of Bacteria

Join us for the Wall Exchange with Bonnie Bassler, molecular biologist at Princeton University, on May 26, 2015, 7:30 pm at the Vogue Theatre in downtown Vancouver. Come early to hear The Straight Jackets jazz band! Tickets available online or by calling the Vogue Theatre Box Office: 604-569-1144 

Program News

Incoming Wall Scholars selected

The Institute is pleased to announce that, after a rigorous review process, 12 UBC Faculty members have been selected as Wall Scholars for the 2015-2016 academic year. 

Join us in congratulating our incoming Wall Scholars.

The Wall Papers

Smart stats reveal swimming paths of marine mammals

A Peter Wall International Research Roundtable brought together biologists and statisticians to discuss advanced statistical modelling and the movement of marine mammals. 

Learn more in The Wall Papers.

Distinguished Visiting Professor

Nobel Prize-winning physicist at UBC

The Institute was delighted to welcome Nobel Prize-winning physicist and Chair of Quantum Physics at  the Collège de France, Dr. Serge Haroche. During his visit as Peter Wall Distinguished Visiting Professor, Haroche gave two public lectures at UBC, Photons in a box and ‘Schrödinger Cats’ of light on April 30, 2015, and Reflections on Blue Sky Research on May 1, 2015. Videos of the lectures will soon be available online.

Wall Wednesdays Afternoon Series

Big Ideas. Space and time to explore them.

The Peter Wall Ideas Lunch & Wine Bar is open until 6:00 pm May 1, 2015. It will close thereafter for the spring and summer months and will re-open on September 8, 2015. 

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