Congratulations to Drs. Heather McKay and Joanie Sims-Gould, recipients of a Peter Wall Institute International Research Roundtable Award

Congratulations to Drs. Heather McKay and Joanie Sims-Gould, recipients of a Peter Wall Institute International Research Roundtable Award

Kudos to Drs. Heather McKay and Joanie Sims-Gould, who received a 2016 Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies International Research Roundtable Award.

These research awards support meetings of scholars from the international community, Canada and UBC, for two to five days. Scholars have a unique opportunity to explore broad themes within an interdisciplinary environment, and to advance excellence in research in those areas.

International Research Roundtables often serve as a catalyst for future collaborative research between international scholars and UBC scholars. 

This year’s process was highly competitive and the Institute’s International Adjudication Committee was impressed with the comprehensiveness of the applications, the breadth and significance of the research topics, and the commitment of international and UBC participants including scholars, community leaders, artists, policy makers and others.

Drs. McKay and Sims-Gould will be hosting a roundtable on Re-imagining Aging: Adding Life to Years.