Public Scholars Initiative welcomes 38 scholars for the 2021/22 academic year

Now entering its seventh year, UBC's Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) has announced 38 new doctoral students for the academic year.

The scholars are from nearly every faculty and discipline. Congratulations to the new 2021/22 cohort! View their research profiles below.

The PSI was launched in 2015 to support UBC doctoral students whose research extended beyond traditional/academic disciplinary approaches. 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. 

More than 260 scholars have been accepted into the program during the past seven years, leading to collaborations with more than 150 different partners in 40 different countries. To learn more about how the PSI program reimagines the PhD, visit their website.

 

 

Scholar Faculty Department
Addye Susnick Arts Department of Political Science
Alberto Campos Science Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability
Alejandra Botia Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Alison Ariss Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Anudeep Dewan Arts Department of Anthropology
Anurag Krishna Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Bri Watson Arts School of Information
Caitlyn Yates Arts Department of Anthropology
Callista Ottoni Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
Catherine Liao Applied Science School of Nursing
Chunping Huang Arts Department of Asian Studies
Denise Fong Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
Margaret Erikson Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
Evelyn Arriagada Science Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability
Grace Nosek Peter A. Allard School of Law Law
Hoda Amal Hamouda Arts School of Information
Icíar Fernandez Boyano Science Genome Science and Technology Program
Ife Adebara Arts Department of Linguistics
Ismalia De Sousa Applied Science School of Nursing
Jacob Stubbs Medicine Experimental Medicine Program
Sakshi Jain Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Karl Zimmerman Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Kate Wahl Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Lianne Cho Medicine MD/PHD Program
Louisa-May Khoo Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Max Cohen Arts Department of Geography
Michelle Kaczmarek Arts School of Information
Mariko Molander Forestry Wood Science
Paula Pinzón Hernández Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Phoebe Wong Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
Prerna Gupta Science Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability
Raphael Deberdt Arts Department of Anthropology
Rapichan Phurisamban Science Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability
Rivkah Gardner-Frolick Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ryan Stillwagon Arts Department of Sociology
Veronica Relano Science Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Wajiha Mehdi Arts Department of Psychology
Yeeun Lee Arts Department of Psychology

 

 

Tuesday, 05 October 2021