Public Scholars Initiative Launches its Fifth Year!

New Public Scholars - 2019-2020

UBC’s groundbreaking Public Scholars Initiative has launched its fifth year on September 26, 2019 with a new cohort of 34 students!  

Starting its fifth year, UBC's award-winning scholarship program continues to encourage and support doctoral students from all disciplines across UBC who wish to undertake impactful dissertation research and/or knowledge mobilization that engages partners from outside the academy or who hold diverse roles inside the academy. Recognized at the Reimagining the PhD Symposium 2017 as ‘revolutionary', and praised in the UBC Strategic Plan as "a key component" of UBC's Public Relevance strategy, the PSI has also received multiple awards for its promotion of excellence and exceptional service to students. With its incoming fifth cohort, the PSI now boasts a network of 184 doctoral students, candidates, and PhDs from almost all Faculties across UBC!

You can see the list of new Public Scholars below.  

In the upcoming year, to hear stories of groundbreaking research and impactful engagement told by UBC's Public Scholars, join us at one of our signature PhDs Go Public talks, one of our in-campus or off-campus events, browse student profiles to watch their talks, or tune in for the PhDs Go Public Podcast launching soon. 

to learn more about the initiative visit the PSI pages, get to know its students and their pioneering research, and join us in this very exciting journey as we continue to reimagine the PhD at UBC, in Canada, and beyond. Contact PSI Coordinator Dr. Serbulent Turan (serbulent.turan@ubc.ca) with questions about the initiative, and to find out more.

William Harding Applied Science Nursing
Christine Ou Applied Science Nursing
Patrick Dowd Arts Anthropology
Jonathan David Eaton Arts Anthropology
Emily Jean Leischner Arts Anthropology
Lois Evans Arts iSchool (Library, Archival and Information Studies)
Andrea Hoff Arts iSchool (Library, Archival and Information Studies)
Benjamin Hopkins Arts School of Music
Maximilian Chewinski Arts Sociology
Santiago Farias Calderon Arts Theatre and Film
Ildiko Kovacs Education Curriculum Studies
Amir Michalovich Education Language and Literacy Education
Kathleen (Kaye) Hare Education Language and Literacy Education
Meagan Curtis Forestry Forest Resources Management
Sarah Dickson-Hoyle Forestry Forest and Conservation Sciences
Francisco Javier Gomez Lopez Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Interdisciplinary Studies
Janina Shalom Krabbe Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Interdisciplinary Studies
Jennica Nichols Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Interdisciplinary Studies
Susan Sechrist Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Interdisciplinary Studies
Michael Warren Brunt Land and Food Systems Applied Animal Biology
Colin Dring Land and Food Systems Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems
Celina Solis-Becerra Land and Food Systems Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems
Wilson Mendes Land and Food Systems Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems
Courtney van Ballegooie Medicine Interdisciplinary Oncology
Aidan McKerrell Nikiforuk Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Kimberly Sharpe Medicine School of Population and Public Health
April Mazzuca Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Rishad Habib Sauder School of Business Marketing and Behavioural Sciences
Dacotah-Victoria Splichalova Science Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Madison Stevens Science Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Alexa Tanner Science Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Isobel Mouat Science Microbiology and Immunology
Raphael Roccor Science Microbiology and Immunology
Natalie Westwood Science Zoology
Thursday, 17 October 2019