Sponsors

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
Founded in 1991, the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies provides opportunities for highly collaborative research at the University of British Columbia. The Institute supports research scholars from UBC and around the world through innovative and interdisciplinary initiatives that have the potential to make important advances in knowledge. Drawing upon and contributing to a wide range of diverse disciplines, the Institute strives to promote research excellence for scholars at all stages of their career, and enables the implementation of research findings in partnership with communities and end-users.

NF-UBC Nereus Program
The NF-UBC Nereus program is a 9-year research partnership between The Nippon Foundation and The University of British Columbia. Over-exploitation of the world’s fish resources has caused serious decline in fish populations, and there is widespread concern that the world oceans will be unable to supply fish products for future generations. The NF-UBC Nereus program has been created to help address this global issue by developing an international research network able to evaluate future scenarios for managing fisheries in the worlds oceans and communicate and bring about change to how we exploit the oceans in order for our children and grandchildren to enjoy seafood and experience a healthy ocean. 

Liu Institute for Global Issues
The Liu Institute conducts and facilitates research on global issues, striving to turn this into action and policy to advance sustainability, security, and social justice. This is understood as moving toward economic, social, and environmental interactions that promote the well-being of people in ways that are just, equitable, and sustainable.  Founded in 1998 , the Institute acts as a hub for global research and emerging issues at the University of British Columbia (UBC). A hallmark of the Institute is to provide innovative learning and research opportunities for UBC graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and community members that help to bridge the gap between academics and practitioners.