Randip Gill

Supporting the Educational Attainment and Well-Being Trajectories of Immigrants and Refugees in Canada, A Population-Level Analysis
Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?

What led to my interest in pursuing doctoral research is an insatiable curiosity for the sciences. I hope to explore the connection between the social and natural sciences, education, and health towards enhancing real-world educational and health practices.

Why did you decide to study at UBC?

The faculty and projects present at UBC and the ability to interact with the community I was raised in and wished to serve with my research was best facilitated by completing my studies here.

What is it specifically, that your program offers, that attracted you?

The alignment of the faculty and program to my research interest and goals, specifically the presence of the interdisciplinary and applied orientation of researchers I’ve connected with from population and public health, human development, and education.

What was the best surprise about UBC or life in Vancouver?

Even after having been raised and living in the Vancouver area for years, the beauty of the campus and city never ceases to amaze me.

What do you like to do for fun or relaxation?

I try to have fun and relax by spending time with family and friends, going to the gym, signing up for recreation classes, hiking, snowboarding, and through tech and video games.

What advice do you have for new graduate students?

I would advise new graduate students to find what best works for them to strike a balance between their academic work and enjoying other aspects of student life, whether it is in nature, through clubs/sports/recreational classes, or whatever it is that works for them. There are many resources available at UBC to help them with their transition in becoming a graduate student here.


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