Wall Scholars Catalyst Program – Call for Applications Now Open
February 14, 2022
Theme: Climate and Nature Emergency
Applications are invited from leading scholars from UBC and UBCO to the 2022-23 Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Wall Scholars Catalyst Program. Successful scholars will participate in regular sessions at the Institute focusing on the theme of Climate and Nature Emergency. Up to 10 Wall Scholars will be appointed in this selection process.
The Wall Scholars Catalyst Program supports the mandate of the Institute to bring together scholars who seek to explore new ways of thinking and build new connections with scholars outside of their field to address the biggest challenges of our time. The program will also serve as an incubator of inter- and trans-disciplinary engagements to address the scale and complexity of the program theme and build connections, cultivate relationships and initiate collaborations that will continue beyond the program year.
The theme proposed for the 2022-23 Wall Scholars cohort is Climate and Nature Emergency. The recent devastating environmental disasters in BC are indicative of the immediacy of climate crises, the complexities of bringing about systemic change and the urgent need for coordinated efforts to address the climate and nature emergency both locally and globally. We encourage applications from all disciplines, including scholars not working directly in the thematic area.