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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. 

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 

Themes for discussion will include the academic mandate for the institute and its academic activities. Specific themes for each meeting will be published soon on the PWIAS website.

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

If you can’t make these meetings or have additional thoughts that you would like to share with us, please contact Kalina Christoff, PWIAS Interim Director, at