Currently Open Research Projects
|Position Title||Supervisor(s)||Faculty||Research Classification|
|Postdoctoral Fellow: 5G and drones||Walter Merida-Donis||Faculty of Applied Science||Wireless communication systems, Communications and network control systems, Distributed computation and signal processing, Cloud computing systems|
|Graduate position in evolutionary ecology||Dolph Schluter||Faculty of Science||Natural sciences|
|Postdoctoral Fellow - Chemical Engineering - Heterogeneous Catalysts for CO2-free hydrogen production||David Chester Upham||Faculty of Applied Science||Reaction fundamentals and reactor design|
|Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Bioinformatics||Samuel Aparicio||Faculty of Medicine||Medical, health and life sciences|
|Postdoctoral Research Associate - Adult Language Processing and Disorders Lab||Jeff Small||Faculty of Medicine||Psychology, social and behavorial aspects, Other medical sciences|
|Systems Neuroscience Postdoctoral Position||Douglas Altshuler||Faculty of Science||Animal neurobiology, Neurocognitive patterns and neural networks, Bird biology, Neurogenetics, Sensory systems, visual, Animal behaviour|
|Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow: Living Data Project for ecology, evolution and environmental science||Diane Srivastava||Faculty of Science||Ecology (except applications)|
|Modeling Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in the Metro Vancouver Region||Kai Chan||Faculty of Science||Earth and related environmental sciences, Ecological applications|
|Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Retinal Neurodegeneration||Joanne Aiko Matsubara||Faculty of Medicine||Sensory systems, visual, Cellular neuroscience, Biomedical instrumentation (including diagnostics)|
|Postdoctoral Fellowship – TRUSTSPHERE – Ethics/Digital Health||Faculty of Medicine||Medical, health and life sciences|
Faculty Members Recruiting Students
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 Interests||Desired start dates:||Project areas|
|Abdul-Mageed||Muhammad||Artificial intelligence (AI); 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.
|Abolmaesumi||Purang||Biomedical Technologies; Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning; Medical Imaging; Biomedical Engineering; Ultrasound Imaging; Image Guided Surgery; Cancer Imaging; Computer Assisted Interventions; Surgical Robotics||Any time / year round||
We are actively looking for individuals with strong mathematical, computer science, and engineering background with interest in machine learning applications in biomedical engineering and medical imaging.
|Abrutyn||Seth||Social theory; 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).
|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?
|Anglesio||Michael||Cancer of the Reproductive System; Host-Tumour Interaction; Endometriosis; Cancer Diagnosis and Detection; Immunotherapy; 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, 2021||
Prospective students with independent/external funding may send their applications along with their research interests only if this aligns to current projects in the lab, please do not send application for projects unrelated to listed laboratory projects.
International and/or visiting student will be considered only from research groups where I have an active... Read More
|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||
|Arcese||Peter||Global change biology; Ecology; Conservation Biology; Evolutionary Biology; conservation finance||Any time / year round||
Applied ecology, conservation, and genetics of free-living species
|Auld||Vanessa||Cell; Neurogenesis and Gliogenesis; Developmental Genetics; Molecular Genetics; Development; nervous system; permeability barriers; glia; Cell Biology; Genetics; in vivo imaging; epithelia||
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
|Bacca||Mattia||Solid Mechanics; Adhesion and fracture; Soft materials; Biophysics||Any time / year round||
Adhesion, fracture, soft materials.
|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
|Bartha||Paul||Philosophy of sciences and technologies; Environmental philosophy; Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Probability, Confirmation, Decision Theory||2021||
I am in a research cluster applying for a grant to study climate change and the potential implications for civilization collapse. Our group includes philosophers and climate scientists. The project is partly conceptual (clarifying different notions of collapse: time-frame, regional vs global, moral dimension) and partly hands-on (may involve case studies and some modelling). We should know... Read More
|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, 2021, 2022||
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; Trans-Pacific Studies; Globalization||Any time / year round||
Early Globalization and its Legacy
|Bedaiwy||Mohamed||Other clinical medicine; Endometriosis; Recurrent Pregnancy Loss; Infertility; Minimally Invasive Surgery||2021||
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Minimally Invasive Surgery
|Bedi||Robinder||Educational Counselling; The Contextual Model of Counselling/Psychotherapy / Viewing Psychotherapy as a Cultural Practice; Counselling/psychotherapy in India; Counselling/psychotherapy/mental health with Punjabi/Sikh individuals; 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
|Belliveau||George||Theatre; Arts-based research; Drama Education; Research-based Theatre; Interdisciplinary Arts||
research-based theatre, applied theatre
|Benedet||Janine||Penal Law; Labor Standards and Laws; Human Rights and Liberties, Collective Rights; sexual violence against women; prostitution and pornography; sexual harassment in employment and education; sexual abuse of girls||2021||
Criminal justice system responses to sexual assault of women across the lifespan
Best practices toward the elimination of the demand for the prostitution of women
|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/
|Bettinger||Julie||Epidemiology; Vaccination; Infectious Diseases; Health Promotion; Community Health / Public Health; Infectious disease epidemiology; vaccine clinical trials; vaccine safety; vaccine programs; Vaccine hesitancy||2021||
Vaccine preventable disease epidemiology, vaccine safety, vaccine hesitancy, both qualitative and quanitative methodologies. I am not seeking PhD students until 2021 or later.
|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.
|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||
Biomass catalytic pyrolysis and torrefaction in pilot fluidized bed reactors.
|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
|Bouchard||Marie-Eve||Humanities and the arts; Sociolinguistics; Linguistic Anthropology; ethnography; language ideologies; Language and identity; migration; Language variation and change; Language contact; Creole languages||Any time / year round||
French minorities in Canada
French-speaking immigrants of Africa
Language attitudes among learners and teachers of French
|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; the novel; Dostoevsky; gothic fiction||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; Epidemiology; Dental Public Health; Health Policy; Dental Education; Dental Geriatrics; Access to care; Qualitative research; Epidemiological data||Any time / year round||
COVID-19 (priority at the moment), 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.
|Brotto||Lori||Sexual Dysfunctions; sexual dysfunction; mindfulness; sexual desire||
Eye tracking studies of women with sexual dysfunction; online RCT of mindfulness-based treatment for sexual dysfunction
|Brown||Carolyn Janet||Gene Regulation and Expression; Chromosomes: Structure / Organization; Applied Genetics; Epigenetic control of gene expression; X-chromosome inactivation; Long non-coding RNAs; XIST RNA; Genes escaping X-chromosome inactivation; DNA methylation||
X-chromosome inactivation occurs early during mammalian development to transcriptionally silence one of the pair of X chromosomes in females, thereby achieving dosage equivalence with males who have a single X chromosome and the sex-determining Y chromosome. Research in the Brown lab is directed towards understanding both the mechanisms involved in the inactivation process and the clinical... Read More
|Brunham||Liam||Medical, health and life sciences; 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 specific... Read More
|Bryce||Benjamin||migration; Race and ethnicity; health; Education; Transnational history; Argentina; Canada; The Americas||Any time / year round||
Latin American history
History of migration
History of Argentina
|Bryman||Douglas||Particle physics, experimental; Experimental Particle Physics; Applied physics; physics||Any time / year round||
Particle physics experiments at CERN, Geneva and TRIUMF; advanced technology development; data analysis and machine learning projects.
|Burton||Cole||Ecology and Quality of the Environment; Ecological Trends; Animal; Biodiversity and Biocomplexity; Landscape and Restoration; Environment Management and Protection; Wildlife Management; Mammal Ecology; Biodiversity conservation; Ecological Monitoring; Population and Community Ecology; Landscape ecology||
Terrestrial mammal conservation; wildlife population and community modelling; animal movement simulation; cumulative environmental impact assessment; adaptive management; human-wildlife coexistence; biodiversity trends
|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
|Campbell||Kristin||Breast Cancer; Rehabilitation; Physiology; Quality of Life and Aging; Exercise Physiology; physical function; oncology; Biomarkers||
The role of exercise and physical therapy in oncology treatment and oncology care.
|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).
|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
|Chan||Kai||Human Ecology; Ecology and Quality of the Environment; Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection; Applied Ethics; Values and Lifestyles; Sustainable Development; Ecosystem services; sustainability science; Conservation science; cultural ecosystem services; environmental values; conservation finance; environmental assessment; social-ecological systems; resilience; payments for ecosystem services; incentive programs|
|Chapman||Mary Ann||Arts and Cultural Traditions; Arts and Literary Policies; Arts and Technologies; Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; Social Determinants of Arts and Letters; Artistic and Literary Marginality; Artistic and Cultural Heritage; Artist or Author Social Identity; Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles; Artistic and Literary Theories; Literary or Artistic Work Analysis; Literary or Artistic Work Dissemination or Reception Contexts; Literary or Artistic Works Analysis; Writing and Literary Experimentation; Poetry; Novel and Short Story; Essays; Gender Relationship; Audiences and Mass Media; Media and Democratization; Media and Society; Media Influence on Behavior; Civil and Social Responsibilities of Media; Stereotypes; Electoral System; Printing Art; Persuasion Strategies; Social Movements; Publics; Performance and Theatrical Productions; Social Networks; American Literature; Asian American Literature; Asian Canadian Literature; Suffrage; Public Pedagogy of the Arts; Public Humanities||2021||
Sui Sin Far (Edith Eaton); Onoto Watanna (Winnifred Eaton); US literature; American Literature; print culture; periodicals; suffrage literature, literature of social movements; 20th century American poetry; 19th-century American literature; race, class and gender; Asian American literature; public humanities; public pedagogy; alt-ac careers
|Chen||Jingyi||Algebraic and differential geometry; Differential Geometry, Partial Differential Equations||2022||
|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||
<p>Traditional Chinese intellectual history or history of traditional Chinese thought and institutions. </p>
|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
|Chrostowski||Lukas||Optics and Photonics; Micro and Nanoelectronics; Nanotechnologies; Manufacturing Processes; silicon photonics; biosensors; biophotonics; quantum computing; optoelectronics; photonics; optics; semiconductor lasers||Any time / year round||
silicon photonic device and circuit design, nanofabrication, quantum computing, single photon devices