Active Programs

The PWIAS has funded four new Working Groups, focusing on how COVID-19 affects our society in areas such as personal privacy, higher education, epidemiology, and religion.

Virtual Roundtables will support interdisciplinary working groups comprised of international scholars and non-academic participants, drawn from multiple disciplines.

The Wall Scholars program brings together scholars who seek to take time away from their regular activities to explore new ways of thinking and build new connections with scholars outside of their field. 


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Institute has temporarily suspended funding new International Research Roundtables that involve international travel and in-person meetings.


The Institute provides support to invite outstanding international scholars to work collaboratively with UBC faculty members on innovative research.

This program seeks projects exploring immediate solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences to society. Outcomes should aim to implement such solutions through collaborations with community partners.