The Wall Scholars Program offers scholars from all disciplines and career stages a year-long residence at the Institute to engage in collaborative, interdisciplinary research that challenges and expands their ways of thinking. This transformational opportunity provides scholars with the space and time to freely explore, while supporting intellectual risk-taking and fostering deep and long-lasting connections between scholars who may not have met anywhere else.Learn More about the Person: Wall Scholars.
The Peter Wall Institute offers a dynamic range of programs that aim to facilitate innovation: spurring research that explores compelling contemporary issues. Opportunities through the Institute are always evolving, and range from single-day events to the year-long Wall Scholars Program.
One of the best aspects of the Wall Scholar’s Program is the freedom it gives for unconstrained thinking and discussion. There is no other space at the university that allows this kind of freedom. This is what enables such transformational, rich experiences among the Wall Scholars who participate.Learn More About Katherine Bowers
The intellectual support I experienced at PWIAS during my time as a Scholar and associate both inspired, and logistically supported, the completion of two manuscripts as well as the securing of several external grants. The combination of an environment of engaged and lively scholars and the interest and involvement of the wider scholarly and artistic community is incredibly rewarding.Learn More About Shaylih Muehlmann
Intellectual and professional relationships forged within the Wall Scholars program are absolutely inimitable, transformative, and profound.Learn More About Tara Mayer
The value of the Wall Scholars Program, to me, goes beyond the impact on traditional metrics related to scholarship. The regular conversations and engagement forced me to examine my approach to academia at large. The time at the PWIAS has had an impact on my research, my teaching, as well as my service to the University.Learn More About Sathish Gopalakrishnan
The Peter Wall Institute helps support individual projects, but is also an intellectual engine on campus. It is an invaluable source of support for innovative and developing ideas and partnerships. It also consistently drives interdisciplinary research in ways that few other entities do, and fosters wonderful interdisciplinary networks on campus.Learn More About Leila Harris
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The International Research Roundtables Program provides an opportunity forUBC faculty to host two to three day workshops that explore unique themes, create the foundation for innovative scholarship, and seek important advances in science and society. Roundtables convene scholars, students, community leaders, artists and policy makers from around the world to promote research excellence and catalyze collaboration.Learn More about the Person: International Research Roundtables.
The International Visiting Research Scholars Program provides an opportunity for exceptional scholars who have achieved the highest levels of distinction in their fields to spend time at PWIAS and UBC. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated their commitment to working across disciplinary boundaries.Learn More about the Person: International Visiting Research Scholars.
The Wall Solutions Initiative brings together UBC researchers, community organizations, and partners to implement innovative research solutions that address community challenges such as environmental issues, language and literacy, social justice, health care, and population health. The fundamental aim of the Wall Solutions Initiative is to harness high-level research to address the practical needs of local, national, or international community partners.Learn More about the Person: Wall Solutions Initiative.
The Wall Exchange is a free community event organized by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies that brings experts from diverse fields to Vancouver to discuss issues that impact us all. The Wall Exchange is held twice per year in the spring and fall at the Vogue Theatre in downtown Vancouver.Learn More about the Person: The Wall Exchange.