Target’s retreat tactics raise questions about CCAA

Source: Globe and Mail
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Tame playgrounds aren’t moving children, expert says

Source: Vancouver Sun
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Playgrounds need to be more challenging, UBC researcher says

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Lesbian couples ‘trailblazers’ of trendy neighbourhoods: UBC researcher

Source: Metro
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Wall Wednesdays Afternoon Series
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Role of Microbiota in Asthma

Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lungs whose incidence is increasing rapidly, making it a major problem worldwide. Although the exact cause is not known, environmental conditions such as the use of antibiotics, mode of delivery, e...

Special Event
Monday, April 27, 2015

International Research Colloquium

The Peter Wall Institute hosts an International Research Colloquium (IRC) once per year to showcase the best and most innovative research by principal investigators of its International Research Roundtables and its International Visiting Researc...

Peter Wall Distinguished Visiting Professor public talk
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Photons in a box and ‘Schrödinger Cats’ of light

The founders of quantum physics used to analyse “thought experiments”, to discuss state superposition, complementarity and entanglement. They imagined manipulating single particles, such as electrons, atoms or photons; they would be...

Peter Wall Distinguished Visiting Professor public talk
Friday, May 1, 2015

Reflections on Blue Sky Research

Mankind has always been fascinated by fundamental questions about the Universe and our place in it. This has led to the development of curiosity-driven research, whose successes are among the jewels of our civilized world. There is inde...

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 


Antarctic ecosystems in the face of rapid climate change

At a recent Wall Associate Dinner, Wall Scholar, Philippe Tortell, presented results from a recent Antarctic expedition documenting the response of surface water biological processes to a range of climate-dependent environmental factors.

Listen to the podcast.

The Wall Papers

Smart stats reveal swimming paths of marine mammals

An upcoming Peter Wall International Research Roundtable is bringing together biologists and statisticians to discuss advanced statistical modelling and the movement of marine mammals. 

Learn more in The Wall Papers.


The Future of Food

Evan Fraser, expert in food security and Peter Wall International Visiting Research Scholar, draws on his experiences from around the world to shed light on strategies and options for how to sustainably feed nine billion people. Listen to the podcast.

Wall Wednesdays Afternoon Series

Big Ideas. Space and time to explore them.

Join the Institute for the Wall Wednesdays Afternoon Series - a series of afternoon talks held every other Wednesday in the Peter Wall Ideas Lunch & Wine Bar from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Attendees receive 15% off their first purchase before and after the talk.

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