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.


Wall Scholars

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.

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International Research Roundtables

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.

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Wall Solutions Initiative

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.

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The Wall Exchange

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.

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