The Institute has fostered a significant community of more than 350 Faculty Associates at the University of British Columbia and even wider global research network of collaboration.
External collaborations with individual researchers and with research institutions and centres continued to advance the reputation of the Peter Wall Institute for fundamental, interdisciplinary research, with more planned every year.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry and 2008 Peter Wall Distinguished Visiting Professor
Roald Hoffmann will receive an honorary degree from the University of Oxford. Hoffmann's research, with Robert B Woodward, on symmetry rules for chemical reactions, led to the development of the 'Woodward-Hoffmann Rules,' which are accepted as the underpinning theoretical basis of an enormous body of knowledge dealing with organic reaction mechanisms and the structure of molecules. In 1981 he was awarded, jointly with Kenichi Fukui, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The degree will be awarded at Oxford's annual honorary degree ceremony on Wednesday, June 23, 2010.