Committees

If you would like to serve on a Peter Wall Institute committee, please contact us.

Wall Scholar Adjudication Committee
The Wall Scholar Adjudication Committee is responsible for evaluating applications for Wall Scholar research awards. Committee members, appointed by the Institute's Director, are UBC Faculty with a strong record of active interdisciplinary scholarship at UBC. The commitment is one meeting per year (stage 1 application review) and participation at the stage 2 short-list interviews.

Kalina Christoff, Interim Director, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (Chair)
Brett Finlay, Peter Wall Distinguished Professor (Ex Officio)
Derek Gregory, Peter Wall Distinguished Professor (Ex Officio)
Jennifer Berdahl, Sociology
Vanessa Andreotti, Educational Studies
James Stewart, Law

International Adjudication Committee
The International Adjudication Committee is responsible for reviewing applications for the Institute’s International Programs, including the International Research Roundtables, Wall Colloquia Abroad, and International Visiting Research Scholars. Currently the applications are reviewed by different subsets of this committee.

International Visiting Research Scholar Adjudication
Peter Arcese, Forest Sciences
Mark Beauchamp, Kinesiology
Margery Fee, English
Sima Godfrey, French, Hispanic and Italian Studies (Chair)
Hannah Wittman, Food, Nutrition and Health
Hisham Zerriffi, Liu Institute

International Research Roundtable and Wall Colloquia Abroad Adjudication
Kalina Christoff, Interim Director, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (Chair)
Leila Harris, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Cecil Konijnendijk, Forest Sciences
Eva Oberle, School of Population and Public Health
Sally Otto, Zoology
Michelle Stack, Educational Studies

Wall Solutions Initiative Review Committee
The Wall Solutions Review committee reviews applications to the Wall Solutions Initiative. Meetings are generally held twice per year, with the first meeting to review Letters of Intent, and the second meeting to review Full Applications or Renewal applications. The Wall Solutions Review Committee includes members from academic departments, partner organizations and community organizations.

Kalina Christoff, Interim Director, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (Chair)
Brett Finlay, Peter Wall Distinguished Professor (Ex Officio)
Derek Gregory, Peter Wall Distinguished Professor (Ex Officio)
Judith Hall, Professor Emerita, Pediatrics and Medical Genetics
Catharine Rankin, UBC Department of Psychology
Gayle Scarrow, Knowledge Translation, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

Arts-Based Initiatives Committee
This committee advises the Institute's Director on directions the Institute might take to integrate the performing and expressive arts into the research mandate of the Institute. The committee meets as required.

Director, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (Chair)
Catherine Soussloff, Art history and Visual Art Theory
Richard Kurth, Music
Rena Sharon, Music
Foster Eastman, Multimedia artist