The Experience

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies brings together scholars from UBC and around the world to engage in deep and unconstrained research into some of the most profound questions and challenges facing humanity. The Institute facilitates collaboration between scholars of diverse backgrounds and seeks to create cohorts and communities of scholarship that stretch across both time and geographies.


The Wall Scholars Program has been a cornerstone of the Institute since 2014. Every cohort sees a unique combination of individuals, disciplines and interests come together to create a transformative experience for everyone involved. Scholars form long-lasting relationships and collaborations continue long after their year-long stay has concluded.



International Visiting Research Scholars hosted since 2005


Wall Scholars since the program launched in 2014  


People reached through our Wall Exchange Public Speaker Series since 2011

The Institute

Since its founding in 1996, the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies has created a community of scholars at UBC and beyond. The Institute seeks to encourage highly innovative, creative and unexpected scholarship through wide-ranging explorations between disciplines, including the creative and performing arts.

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