Research beyond borders
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It's not every day that an American neuroscientist, a quantum physicist from Italy and a Canadian expert in drone warfare get to meet and share ideas.
The opportunity to investigate what can be gained from collaboration between disciplines and across borders– be it a fresh perspective or insight on new research approaches– is critical in a globalized world full of increasingly complex challenges.
Last spring, some of UBC's most innovative scholars had the chance to do just this, meeting with international experts from across the globe who previously participated or are currently a part of in the University's Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies International Research programs.
Through topics as diverse as The (R)evolution of Quantum Materials and Arts Explorations in Kenya, international participants and UBC hosts took the opportunity to meet again and further collaborations, sharing a common goal of challenging the boundaries of their respective fields.
The April 2014 International Research Colloquium showcased the research by principal investigators of the Institute's International Research Roundtables, along with International Visiting Research Scholars and their UBC hosts.
The following is a list of presentations and speakers who participated in the Colloquium.
The Peter Wall Institute's International Research Roundtable program grants up to five awards each year for scholars from UBC, Canada and the international community to advance knowledge development in an interdisciplinary environment.
The International Visiting Research Scholar program allows the Institute to partner with UBC faculties, departments and research centres to attract outstanding scholars to work collaboratively with UBC faculty members on innovative research.