The Public Scholars Initiative Launches its Fourth Year!

The PSI Launches its Fourth Year

UBC’s groundbreaking Public Scholars Initiative has launched its fourth year on September 21, 2018 with a new cohort of 35 students!  

The award-winning 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 fourth cohort, the PSI now boasts a network of 150 doctoral students from almost all Faculties across UBC! In the 2018-19 season, the PSI will continue with its signature PhDs Go Public talks uniting scholars with the public, and a series of professional development events and networking opportunities for UBC’s PhD Students.

Visit the PSI pages to learn more about the initiative, 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 ( with questions about the initiative, and to find out more.

Monday, 24 September 2018