Committees

If you would like to serve on a Peter Wall Institute committee, please contact us.

Wall Scholar Adjudication Committee
The Wall Scholar Adjudication Committee is responsible for evaluating applications for Wall Scholar research awards. Committee members, appointed by the Institute's Director, are UBC Faculty with a strong record of active interdisciplinary scholarship at UBC. The commitment is one meeting per year (stage 1 application review) and participation at the stage 2 short-list interviews.

Kalina Christoff, Interim Director, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (Chair)
Brett Finlay, Peter Wall Distinguished Professor (Ex Officio)
Derek Gregory, Peter Wall Distinguished Professor (Ex Officio)
Vanessa Andreotti, Educational Studies
Jennifer Berdahl, Sociology
Sebastian Prange, History
James Stewart, Law

International Adjudication Committee
The International Adjudication Committee is responsible for reviewing applications for the Institute’s International Programs, including the International Research Roundtables, Wall Colloquia Abroad, and International Visiting Research Scholars.

International Visiting Research Scholar Adjudication 2020
Mark Beauchamp, Kinesiology
Margery Fee, English
Andre Ivanov, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Madjid Mohseni, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Pilar Riano-Alcala, Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Institute
Ophelie Ronce, CNRS Research Director, University of Montpellier, France

Virtual Roundtable Adjudication 2020
Kalina Christoff, Interim Director, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (Chair)
Emma Cunliffe, Allard School of Law
Victoria Lemieux, School of Information
John Oliffe, School of Nursing
Shelly Rosenblum, Curator of Academic Programs, Belkin Art Gallery

Wall Solutions Initiative Review Committee
COVID-19 Wall Solutions Adjudication 2020
Kalina Christoff, Interim Director, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (Chair)
Brett Finlay, Peter Wall Distinguished Professor
Najib Ayas, Div. of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Joe Dahmen, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA)
Bonny Norton, Language and Literacy Education, Faculty of Education
Miriam Spering, Opthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine

Arts-Based Initiatives Committee
This committee advises the Institute's Director on directions the Institute might take to integrate the performing and expressive arts into the research mandate of the Institute. The committee meets as required.

Director, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (Chair)
Catherine Soussloff, Art history and Visual Art Theory
Richard Kurth, Music
Rena Sharon, Music
Foster Eastman, Multimedia artist