This list shows a selection of faculty members who are currently looking for new graduate students. They may have specified particular projects they wish to fill. Please ensure to review the departmental profile of each faculty member to learn more about their research interests and to ensure a good fit to your intended studies at UBC.
|Last name||First name||Research Interest||Desired start dates:||Project areas|
|Abdul-Mageed||Muhammad||Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Computational Linguistics, Social Media Mining, Arabic||Any time / year round||
Deep Learning. Deep learning of natural language. Natural Language Processing. Computational Linguistics. Natural Language Inference. Machine Translation. Misinformation. Detection of Negative and Abusive Content Online. Applications of deep learning in health and well-being.
|Abrutyn||Seth||Suicide, Sociological Theory, Suicide, Mental Health, Social Psychology, Emotions, Youth||Any time / year round||
I am currently looking for research assistants in a large-scale, two-five year comparative ethnographic project in Colorado focused on two communities (9 high schools) that have an adolescent suicide problem. Though we are focused on suicide as an outcome, we are primarily interested in help-seeking behaviors (e.g., who do kids seek help from, when, why).
|Aloni||Erez||Law, law and sexuality, family law, Contracts||Any time / year round|
|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|
|Ameli||Ali||Numerical Analysis, Climate Changes and Impacts, Hydrological Cycle and Reservoirs, Ground Water and Water Tables, Groundwater Ecohydrology, Hydro-geological Engineering, Watershed Management, Applied Hydro-geochemistry, Environmental Tracer, Groundwater-Surfacewater & land Interaction, Green Infrastructure||Any time / year round||
My research explores below questions:
1) Where does water go after it rains?
2) How does chemistry of rainwater alter on its way from being rainfall to being streamflow?
3) How do resource developments impact water pathways and stream water quality?
4) Where are suitable locations for agricultural and forestry activities with a minimal impact on water quality?
|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||
|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||Any time / year round|
|Ashe||Maureen||Rehabilitation Care and Services, Social Aspects of Aging, Health Care Technologies, Osteoporosis, older adults, physical activity, tele-rehabilitation, systematic reviews, fracture, built environment||Any time / year round|
|Bacca||Mattia||Solid Mechanics, Adhesion and fracture , Soft materials, Biophysics||Any time / year round||
Adhesion, fracture, soft materials.
|Bachmann||Sven||Mathematical Analysis, Quantum Phenomena, Mathematical physics, Quantum statistical physics, Topological states of matter||Any time / year round|
|Badir||Patricia||Early Modern Drama, Shakespeare, Medieval Drama, Early Modern Literature and Religion, Shakespeare in Canada, Canadian Modernism||Any time / year round||
Early modern literature and religion; Shakespeare and his contemporaries; Shakespeare in Canada
|Bamji||Shernaz||synapse biology, primary neuronal cultures, transgenic mouse models, neurodevelopmental disease||Any time / year round||
genetic causes of autism and intellectual disability
|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|
|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, Drugs and Pregnancy / Breast Feeding, Maternal Mental Health, Pregnancy Outcomes, Perinatal Anxiety, Prenatal Cannabis Use, Developmental Outcomes||Any time / year round||
Perinatal Cannabis use
|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.
|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, 2019, 2020, 2021||
Peer-Leadership and Physical Literacy Intervention with Children; Group-based Physical Activity for Older Adults; Teamwork; Physical Activity and Health Promotion Interventions
|Beauchesne||Kim||Colonialism, Latin America||Any time / year round|
|Bedi||Robinder||Educational Counselling, Substance use counselling, Counselling/psychotherapy in India, Counselling/psychotherapy/mental health with Indo-Canadians, Asian Indian Americans, and Indians, Counselling psychology disciplinary and professional issues||Any time / year round||
Please see my websites for further information:
|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
|Berlinguette||Curtis||Combinatorial Chemistry, CO2 conversion and utilization, clean energy , advanced solar cells, electrochromic windows, dynamic windows, hydrogen fuels production, catalysis, robotics and automation, machine learning / artificial intelligence||Any time / year round||
See this site for more information: https://groups.chem.ubc.ca/cberling/research/
|Bertram||Allan||Atmosphere (Including Chemical Aspects), Physical and analytical chemistry of atmospheric aerosols||Any time / year round|
|Bettinger||Julie||Epidemiology, Vaccination, Infectious Diseases, Health Promotion, Community Health / Public Health, Infectious disease epidemiology, vaccine clinical trials, vaccine safety, vaccine programs, Vaccine hesitancy||Any time / year round||
Vaccine preventable disease epidemiology, vaccine safety, vaccine hesitancy, both qualitative and quanitative methodologies
|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.
|Bigazzi||Alexander York||Transportation Systems, active transportation, bicycles, air quality, motor vehicle emissions, travel behaviour||Any time / year round||
Please see: http://reactlab.civil.ubc.ca/
|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
|Black||Thomas Andrew||Biometeorology, Soil physics, Microclimate modification||Any time / year round||
Measurement of greenhouse gas fluxes in agricultural systems
|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|
|Bowers||Katherine||Russian literature, Russian culture, literary culture, genre, narrative, imagined geography, the novel, Dostoevsky, gothic literature||Any time / year round||
Russian literary studies; comparative literary studies; literary culture; genre; narrative
|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 (Underserved-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).
|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.
|Brown||Kelly||Diseases of the Immune System, Immune Mediators: Cytokines and Chemokines, Cell Signaling and Infectious and Immune Diseases, childhood rheumatic diseases, phagocytes||Any time / year round|
|Brumer||Harry||Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms, Chemical Synthesis and Catalysis, enzymes, polysaccharides, carbohydrates, biomass, cellulose, plant cell walls, microbiota||Any time / year round|
|Brunham||Liam||Genetic Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases, Lipid Disorders, Stem Cells and Organogenesis, Lipids, Genetics, Pharmacogenomics, Cardiovascular diseases||Any time / year round||
1. SAVE BC (www.savebc.ca) is a provincial study of families with extremely premature cardiovascular disease, aimed at identifying molecular causes of this condition and reducing the burden of premature cardiovascular disease. 2. Pharmacogenomics of adverse drug reactions. We are using human stem cells to study the pharmacogenetic mechanisms of... Read More
|Bundon||Andrea||Social Contexts, disability, sport, Paralympics, sociology, critical disability studies, social media||Any time / year round|
|Burgess||Miranda||Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, British and Irish Romanticism, riparian and oceanic studies, poetics, history of media and mediation, history of feeling (affect, emotion, sensation), history of literary form||Any time / year round|
|Byers||Michael||International Law, International Cooperation, international relations, international law, oceans, arctic, space, war||Any time / year round||
Governance of Outer Space
|Cameron||Maxwell||Political Regimes (Democracy, Monarchy, Federalism, Parliamentarism, etc.), Social Organization and Political Systems, Comparative Politics, Latin America, Democratization, Practical wisdom||Any time / year round||
Democracy and democratization in Latin America; Global challenges of democracy
|Camp||Patricia||Rehabilitation, Environment and Respiratory Diseases, Native Health, Rehabilitation Care and Services, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Mobility, Health Care Technologies, Telemedicine, pulmonary rehabilitation, health services delivery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Indigneous health, mixed methods, knowledge translation, physical activity, e-Health||Any time / year round||
1. Indigenous lung health. Study 1 is to estimate the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in First Nations communities in north-central BC. We are also specific risk related to respiratory symptoms including indoor air quality and occupation. Study 2 is to develop a First Nations pulmonary rehabilitation program, that could include using telehealth to deliver... Read More
|Carleton||Bruce||Pharmacogenomics, Adverse drug reactions (ADRs), Drug safety and effectiveness, Clinical pharmacology, Pharmacovigilance||Any time / year round||
There are numerous opportunities for pursuing doctoral and post-doctoral research using state of the art genotyping and sequencing platforms to identify the genetic determinants of severe adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in paediatric and adult populations. In close collaboration with the CPNDS active surveillance network, genetic association and validation studies are being performed to define... Read More
|Carlsten||Christopher||Environment and Respiratory Diseases||Any time / year round||
We have several projects running at any given time (see the lab website and publications for a sense of what we do).
|Carvalho||Rick||Biomaterials, Dental Materials||Any time / year round|
|Castonguay-Belanger||Joel||The Enlightenment and the French Revolution, History of the book and print culture, Science and literature, Québec literature and culture||Any time / year round|
|Cautis||Sabin||Geometry||Any time / year round|
|Cavell||Richard Anthony||Media and Society, Media Influence on Behavior, Media Types (Radio, Television, Written Press, etc.), media studies, media theory||Any time / year round||
Media and literature
|Chang||Thomas||Drug Metabolism, Pharmacology, Nuclear Receptor, Drug-Metabolizing Enzymes, Cytochrome P450, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation||Any time / year round|
|Chiu-Duke||Josephine||History of Major Eras, Great Civilisations or Geographical Corpuses, Chinese and Taiwanese history, political thought and institutions, liberal democracy||Any time / year round, 2019|
|Choptuik||Matthew||Theoretical physics, Relativity/Computational Physics||Any time / year round|
|Christenson||James||Resuscitation, sudden cardiac death, chain of survival, out of hospital cardiac arrest, emergency medical services||Any time / year round||
dispatch assisted CPR community engagement Bystander willingness to act mobile technologies to recognize loss of circulation