Research Projects

Below is a sample of research projects that you can consider as part of your graduate degree program. Please ensure to review the departmental websites of all potential faculty members by using the supervisor search.

Last namesort descending First name Research Interest Desired start dates: Project areas Financial support options:
Abdul-Mageed Muhammad Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Computational Linguistics, Social Media Mining, Arabic Any time / year round

Deep learning of natural language.
Natural Language Processing.
Intersection of Language and Image.
Applications of deep learning in health and well-being.
Misinformation.
Detection of Negative and Abusive Content Online.
Computational Semantics.
Computational Pragmatics.

Some financial support is available
Abrutyn Seth Suicide, Adolescent Suicide, Sociological Theory, Mental Health, Social Psychology, Emotions Any time / year round
Al-Kassim Dina Artistic and Literary Theories, Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, Arts and Cultural Traditions, Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles, Identity and Transnationality, Sexuality, Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, Gender Relationship, postcolonial , anti-colonial, feminist, queer theory, psychoanalysis, subjectivity, comparative literature: Arabic, English, French 2018, 2019, 2020 Some financial support is available
Allen Susan Elizabeth Oceans and Inland Waters, Prediction and Climatic Modeling, physical oceanography, coastal oceanography, forecast models, coupled bio-physics and chem-physics and all three models 2019, 2020 Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Aloni Erez Law, law and sexuality, family law Any time / year round
Altshuler Douglas flight control, visual guidance, visual neuroscience, neuroethology, avian biomechanics, aerodynamics, wing morphing, motor control 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Some financial support is available
Alvarez-Moreno Raul Literary or Artistic Works Analysis, Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles, Artistic and Literary Theories, Literary or Artistic Work Dissemination or Reception Contexts, Language, Knowledge, Significance and Thought Building, Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Literature and Culture (Celestina, picaresque novel, short story), Economy and Medieval Literature and Culture , Visual Culture in Medieval and Early Modern Spain, Relations between Language and Ideology, Travel Writing Any time / year round
Anderson David Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.), Museum Education, Visitor Studies, Informal Learning, Metacognition, Science Education, Long-term Memory, Nostalgia 2017, 2018, 2019 Applicants need to be self-funded
Angert Amy Biodiversity and Biocomplexity, Biogeography, Ecological and Ecophysiological Processes, evolutionary ecology, population biology, biological responses to climate change, conservation biology 2018, 2019, 2020 Applicants need to be self-funded
Anglesio Michael Cancer of the Reproductive System, Host-Tumour Interaction, Endometriosis, Cancer Diagnosis and Detection, microenvironment, endometriosis associated cancers, immunology, genomics, gene-expression and transcriptomics, cancer prevention, ovarian cancer etiology, early detection biomarkers, animal models of endometriosis and cancer Any time / year round

1. Clinical and Genomic Determinants of Early Metastasis in Synchronous Endometrial and Ovarian Cancers (MSc or PhD)
2. Development of Pre-Cancerous Mouse Models of Endometriosis (Post doc or PhD candidate with prior MSc/model experience)

Applicants need to be self-funded
Ansermino John Mark Global Health and Emerging Diseases, Health Information Systems, Biomedical Technologies, Technological Innovations, Global Health, Physiological Monitoring, Precision Health, Mobile Health, Outcome prediction, Sepsis in children, Artificial Intellegence, Automation in healthcare Any time / year round

Global health

Arbel Efrat Law, Refugee Law, Constitutional Law, Prison Law and Policy, Tort Law, Legal and Critical Theory , Gender and Law Any time / year round
Arcese Peter Ecology, Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology 2017, 2018
Ashe Maureen Rehabilitation Care and Services, Social Aspects of Aging, older adults, physical activity, tele-rehabilitation, systematic reviews Any time / year round Applicants need to be self-funded
Auld Vanessa Cell, Neurogenesis and Gliogenesis, Developmental Genetics, Molecular Genetics, development, nervous system, permeability barriers, glia , cell biology , genetics, in vivo imaging, epithelia 2019

development of the nervous system with a focus on how glia and neurons interact during the development of the peripheral nervous system
development of permeability barriers and the formation of the glial sheath around axons

Some financial support is available
Av-Gay Yossef Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Drug discovery, Macrophage biology 2018, 2019, 2020 Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Avramidis Stavros wood physics, momentum, heat and mass transfer in wood, wood dielectrics, wood drying optimization, dielectric heating, drying, phytosanitation, wood thermodynamics, non destructive evaluation, NIR wood species ID , application of neural networks to properties prediction, modeling of wood drying, cell-wall architecture, sorption characteristics of wood 2018, 2019, 2020 Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Babel Molly Phonetics, Recognition of Speech, Perception and Representation, Acoustics, Dialects, speech perception, acoustics of speech production, spoken word recognition, phonetic variation 2018
Bachmann Sven Mathematical Analysis, Quantum Phenomena, Mathematical physics, Quantum statistical physics, Topological states of matter 2018 Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Bamji Shernaz synapse biology, primary neuronal cultures, transgenic mouse models, neurodevelopmental disease 2017, 2018

genetic causes of autism and intellectual disability

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Barbic Skye Mental Health and Society, mental health, measurement , recovery, community integration, Rasch Measurement Theory, Implementation Science, Patient Engagement, Supported Employment, Individual Placement Support, assessment, health and well-being, metrology, occupational therapy, youth Any time / year round Some financial support is available
Baum Bruce Political Culture, Society and Ideology, critical social theory, feminist theory, critical hermeneutics, issues of cross-cultural interpretation, American political thought and cultural politics, political theories of Mill and Marx, philosophy of political inquiry, liberal and democratic theory Any time / year round
Bayrampour Basmenj Hamideh Perinatal Period, Maternal Mental Health, Pregnancy Outcomes, Perinatal Anxiety Any time / year round, 2018

Perinatal health

Some financial support is available
Beatty John Bacteria, Molecular Genetics, Regulation, Molecular Structure and Sizing, Gene transfer mediated by virus-like particles, Light-driven reactions in photosynthesis proteins, Applications of photosynthesis proteins to solar energy Any time / year round

Gene transfer mediated by virus-like particles; light-driven reactions in photosynthesis proteins; applications of photosynthesis proteins to solar energy.

Some financial support is available
Beauchamp Mark Social Determinants of Health, Health Promotion, Quality of Life and Aging, Mental Health and Society, Physical Activity, Health Psychology, Exercise Psychology, Sport Psychology, Group Processes, Leadership, Intervention, Social Cognition, Older Adults, Children Any time / year round, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Peer-Leadership and Physical Literacy Intervention with Children
Group-based Physical Activity for Older Adults
Teamwork
Physical Activity and Health Promotion Interventions

Some financial support is available
Bedi Robinder Educational Counselling, Substance use counselling, Counselling/psychotherapy in India, Counselling/mental health with Indo-Canadians, Counselling psychology disciplinary and professional issues Any time / year round Applicants need to be self-funded
Bedke Matthew Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, Foundations of Ethics, Social Organization and Political Systems, Ethics and Fundamental Issues of Law and Justice, metaethics, ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of law, epistemology Any time / year round

The nature of normativity, expressivism, moral epistemology, moralism

Some financial support is available
Belliveau George Theatre, Arts-based research 2019

research-based theatre, applied theatre

Bena Jan Finance and Accounting, Financial Assets Evaluation, R&D and Innovation, Technological Innovations, Investments, Stock Market, International Capital and Products Markets, Finance and innovation, Finance and product markets, Corporate innovation, Corporate ownership structure, Access to external finance, Financial constraints 2018, 2019, 2020 Some financial support is available
Benedet Janine Penal Law, Labor Standards and Laws, sexual violence against women, prostitution and pornography, sexual harassment in employment and education 2019, 2020

Criminal justice system responses to sexual assault of women across the lifespan

Berbee Mary Evolution and Phylogenesis, Microorganisms, Taxonomy and Systematics, systematics, molecular phylogenetics, fungi, mycology 2018, 2019 Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Berciu Mona condensed matter theory, strongly correlated systems, polarons, bipolarons 2018 Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Berlinguette Curtis CO2 conversion and utilization, clean energy , advanced solar cells, electrochromic windows, dynamic windows, hydrogen fuels production, catalysis Any time / year round

See this site for more information: https://groups.chem.ubc.ca/cberling/research/

Applicants need to be self-funded
Bernatchez Pascal Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiovascular System, Genetic Diseases, Hypertension, Atherosclerosis, Angiogenesis, Muscular Diseases, Neuromuscular Diseases, Lipid/Lipoprotein analysis, Lipid Disorders, Pharmacokinetics, Cell Signaling and Infectious and Immune Diseases, angiogenesis, endothelium, nitric oxide, muscular dystrophy, atherosclerosis, endothelial dysfunction, lipoproteins, Marfan syndrome, vascular disease, inflammation 2018, 2019, 2020 Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Berryman Sylvia Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, Ancient Greek natural philosophy, Aristotle's ethics, ethics and global poverty 2018
Bertram Allan Atmosphere (Including Chemical Aspects), Physical and analytical chemistry of atmospheric aerosols Any time / year round Some financial support is available
Beschastnikh Ivan cloud computing, distributed systems, software engineering, software analysis Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Bettinger Julie Epidemiology, Infectious disease epidemiology, vaccine clinical trials, vaccine safety, vaccine programs 2018, 2019 Some financial support is available
Beznosov Konstantin usable security and privacy, mobile security and privacy, computer security and privacy, online social networks security and privacy Any time / year round

Security and privacy for mobile devices, privacy for online teenagers, enterprise security and privacy.

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Bi Xiaotao Biomass and Bioenergy, Multiphase Chemical Reactors, Fluidization, Particle technology, Electrostatics of Powders, Life Cycle Analysis, Green Engineering, Industrial Symbiosis, Fuel Cells Water Management 2018, 2019, 2020

Biomass catalytic pyrolysis and torrefaction in pilot fluidized bed reactors.

Bigazzi Alexander York Transportation Systems Any time / year round
Bizzotto Dan Electrochemical Systems, Surface Characterization, Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Layers, Sensors and Devices, Electrochemical and Fuel Cells, electrochemistry, interfacial analysis, biosensors, spectroelectrochemistry, electrocatalysis, self assembled monolayers, fluorescence microscopy Any time / year round

Characterizing modified electrochemical interfaces
Electrochemical biosensors
Electrocatalysis
Spectroelectrochemical studies of DNA modified electrodes

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Black Jennifer Community Health / Public Health, nutrition, public health, food environments, social determinants of health, food banks 2019, 2020 Some financial support is available
Black Thomas Andrew Biometeorology, Soil physics, Microclimate modification Any time / year round

Measurement of greenhouse gas fluxes in agricultural systems

Some financial support is available
Blouin Jean-Sebastien Sensorimotor Integration, Motor System, Robotics and Automation, Trauma / Injuries, Physiology, Sensorimotor physiology, Standing balance, Balance robot, Sensory virtualisation, Computational approaches, Head and neck, Whiplash injuries Any time / year round Applicants need to be self-funded
Bowers Katherine Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, Arts and Cultural Traditions, Arts and Technologies, Arts and Literary Policies, Russian literature, Russian culture, literary culture, genre, narrative, imagined geography, digital media, Dostoevsky, gothic literature Any time / year round

Russian literary studies; comparative literary studies; literary culture; genre; narrative

Applicants need to be self-funded
Boyd Lara Plasticity / Neuronal Regeneration, Stroke, Learning and Memory, Physiology, Motor learning, Plasticity / Neuronal Regeneration , Motor System, Learning, Neurophysiology 2019
Brauer Michael Environmental Health, Community Health / Public Health, air pollution, environmental health, built environment, environmental epidemiology 2018, 2019 Some financial support is available
Brondani Mario Community Health / Public Health, Dental Health, Social Determinants of Health, Health Policies, Quality of Life and Aging, Adult Education and Continuing Education, Dental Public Health , Health Policy, Dental Education, Dental Geriatrics , Access to care Any time / year round

Dental Public Health (Underseerved-access to care, Marginalization, Community-based participatory research, Stigma and Discrimination); Health Policy; Dental Education (Community Service Learning, Reflective Journaling, Teaching Pedagogies, Social Responsibility); Dental Geriatrics (Undergraduate and Graduate Education, Frailty, Access to care).

Some financial support is available
Brooks-Wilson Angela human genetics, cancer genetics, cancer families, longevity, Super seniors, genetic susceptibility Any time / year round

Genetics of healthy aging. Genetics of lymphoid cancers in families.

Some financial support is available

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