The Simpsons Turns 25

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Opinion: Why men's health matters

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Q&A: Novelist Camilla Gibb inspired by cross-pollination of ideas at UBC Institute

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Movember Check-Up

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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...


A Unique Place

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC is committed foremost to excellence in research; its goal is to stimulate collaborative, creative, innovative interdisciplinary research that makes important advances in knowledge. 

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Ideas Lunch & Wine Bar

Wall Wednesdays

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 immediately after the talk.

The Wall Papers

Q&A with Camilla Gibb

This fall, the Institute was delighted to welcome Camilla Gibb, award-winning Canadian author, as Writer in Residence. The Wall Papers caught up with Gibb to ask a few questions about her work and her upcoming memoir. Read the Q&A or watch her lecture online.


The Policy Challenges and Health Limits of Personalized Medicine

Timothy Caulfield holds the Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Alberta and is the author of The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness. He gave a lecture at the Institute as part of an International Roundtable on patient-centered research focused on genomics in primary care.

Wall Exchange

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