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UPDATE

Thank you to everyone who came out to our community consultations. We plan to hold monthly lunch sessions beginning in January 2020 to continue these discussions. 

Stay tuned for the dates. 

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

You can read the interim summary of Peter Wall Institute consultations (drafted on Thursday, October 31st) here

 


August 7, 2019

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. The consultations will lead up to the external review site visit, currently scheduled for 22-24 January 2020. You can read the external review announcement, and see the members of the review committee here.

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.  An interim summary of the consultations has been included below.

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

  • September 24, Tuesday
  • October 4, Friday
  • October 8, Tuesday
  • October 11, Friday
  • November 5, Tuesday 
  • November 8, Friday 

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 info@pwias.ubc.ca 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:

  • September 10, Tuesday
  • September 13, Friday

If you have additional thoughts that you would like to share with us, please contact Kalina Christoff, PWIAS Interim Director, at director@pwias.ubc.ca.