Wall Papers Past Issues

Wall Papers is published twice per year in the fall and spring by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of British Columbia. Its aim is to showcase the collaborative, creative and innovative interdisciplinary research facilitated by Institute programs.

  • Institute academics perform evening of wind music
  • Scientists use art to advocate for oceans
  • I Hear You Say
  • Professor designs gowns inspired by microscopic iimages of cancer
  • Helen Eastman, Artist-in-Residence

And much more!

  • Water insecurity requires interdisciplinary solutions
  • Student Arts-based Competition on the theme of water

  • Then and now: Comparisons of sex slavery in Cambodia and ancient comedies

  • Professor designs gowns inspired by microscopic images of cancer

  • AIDS pandemic far from over, global response not yet a success: Stephen Lewis

And much more!

  • Scientists use art to advocate for oceans
  • Are playgrounds engineered for safety doing more harm than good?

  • Why men don’t talk about their health

  • Therapeutic robotics one step closer to in-home use

  • Q&A with award winning author-in-residence Camilla Gibb

And much more!

  • Whither the Gaybourhood?
  • Bacterial behaviour may hold key to combatting antibiotic resistance

  • Smart stats reveal swimming paths of marine mammals

  • Planting the seed for hip health

  • The Geotraces Arctic Expedition

And much more!

  • Architecture not a peaceful practice, says Wall Exchange speaker
  • Q&A with Wall Scholar, Peter Klein
  • Bonding through bars
  • Is methane the new climate change culprit?
  • New app tested in Vancouver schools tackles childhood obesity


  • Researchers develop safer and more flexible batteries from soy-lignin
  • International scholar research may open doors to “spintronics”
  • Ocean acidification impacts marine life on BC coastlines
  • Convicted women with children should be rehabilitated, say Roundtable delegates
  • Language practices in classroom can help motivate students, says Institute scholar<
  • Culture and emotion: understanding the connection

And much more!