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In preparation for an external review of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS), the institute is undertaking an extensive process of consultations with the UBC academic community in the fall of 2019. The consultations will lead up to the external review site visit, currently scheduled for 22-24 January 2020. 

Through these consultations we hope to arrive at a renewed vision for the academic mandate and strategic direction for the Institute. All UBC faculty members are invited to contribute their ideas and thoughts regarding the future of PWIAS. 

If you would like to participate in the sessions, and/or receive regular updates about their progress, please subscribe to the Consultation Mailing List.

Consultation meetings will be held at the Peter Wall Institute from noon to 2 p.m. on the following dates:

Please register to attend in person as lunch will be provided. Themes for discussion will include the academic mandate for the institute and its academic activities. If you can't attend a session in person, please email us at for instructions on how to participate remotely.

In addition, two initial information sessions will be held for faculty members who wish to learn more about the Institute. These will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on the following dates:


If you have additional thoughts that you would like to share with us, please contact Kalina Christoff, PWIAS Interim Director, at