Currently Open Research Projects
|Position Title||Supervisor(s)||Faculty||Research Classification|
|Dorothy Dallas PhD Scholarship - French Studies||Faculty of Arts||Literature and literary studies|
|Postdoctoral Fellowships available in bioenergy systems analysis||Xiaotao Bi, Naoko Ellis||Faculty of Applied Science||Chemical engineering|
|Postdoctoral Fellowship available in applied catalysis for biomass conversion processes||Naoko Ellis, Kevin Smith||Faculty of Applied Science||Chemical engineering|
|Postdoctoral Fellow - Carbon Black||Walter Merida-Donis||Faculty of Applied Science||Characterization of materials, Physical chemistry of materials, Industrial chemistry, Materials engineering, n.e.c.|
|Funded PhD position at UBC's School of Community and Regional Planning - Coastal Adaptation and Indigenous Governance||Margaret Low||Faculty of Applied Science||Land use and environmental planning, Indigenous peoples environmental knowledge|
|Postdoctoral Fellowship in Retinal Cell Therapy Development||Faculty of Medicine||Medical biotechnology|
|Photonic Biosensing – Post Doctoral Researcher||Karen Cheung||Faculty of Applied Science||Nano-technology, Biomedical instrumentation (including diagnostics), Photonics and electro-optical engineering, Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)|
|Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psychiatry||Christian Schuetz||Faculty of Medicine||Mental health rehabilitation, Behavioural neuroscience of reward and motivation, Psychiatry (including psychotherapy)|
|Postdoctoral fellow in bio-based thermal insulating materials||Feng Jiang||Faculty of Forestry||Functional materials in materials chemistry sciences, Nanomaterials|
|MSc Position in Forest Research||David Montwe||Faculty of Forestry||Forest ecology, Tree nutrition and physiology, Forest dynamics (including stand dynamics), Forestry management and environment|
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||Electrical engineering, computer engineering, and information engineering; Medical and biomedical engineering; Artificial Intelligence; Biomedical Engineering; Biomedical Technologies; Cancer Imaging; Computer Assisted Interventions; Image Guided Surgery; Machine Learning; Medical Imaging; Surgical Robotics; Ultrasound Imaging||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||Geology; Applied Hydro-geochemistry; Climate Changes and Impacts; Environmental Tracer; Green Infrastructure; Ground Water and Water Tables; Groundwater Ecohydrology; Groundwater-Surfacewater & land Interaction; Hydro-geological Engineering; Hydrological Cycle and Reservoirs; Numerical analysis; Watershed Management||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||Human reproduction and development sciences; Cancer of the Reproductive System; Host-Tumour Interaction; Endometriosis; Cancer Diagnosis and Detection; Immunotherapy; animal models of endometriosis and cancer; Cancer prevention; early detection biomarkers; endometriosis associated cancers; gene-expression and transcriptomics; genomics; Immunology; microenvironment; ovarian cancer etiology||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||Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences (except clinical aspects); Global Health and Emerging Diseases; Health information systems; Biomedical Technologies; Technological Innovations; Artificial Intellegence; Automation in healthcare; Global Health; Mobile Health; Outcome prediction; Physiological Monitoring; Precision Health; Sepsis in children||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||Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; Zoology; Cell; Cell Biology; Development; Developmental Genetics; epithelia; Genetics; glia; in vivo imaging; Molecular Genetics; nervous system; Neurogenesis and Gliogenesis; permeability barriers||
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||Mechanical engineering; Medical and biomedical engineering; Adhesion and fracture; Biophysics; Soft materials; Solid Mechanics||Any time / year round||
Adhesion, fracture, soft materials.
|Badir||Patricia||English language; Canadian Modernism; Early Modern Drama; Early Modern Literature and Religion; Medieval Drama; Shakespeare; Shakespeare in Canada||Any time / year round||
Early modern literature and religion; Shakespeare and his contemporaries; Shakespeare in Canada
|Bamji||Shernaz||Medical and biomedical engineering; Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; neurodevelopmental disease; primary neuronal cultures; synapse biology; transgenic mouse models||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||Human reproduction and development sciences; Perinatal Period; Drugs and Pregnancy / Breast Feeding; Developmental Outcomes; Maternal Mental Health; Perinatal Anxiety; Pregnancy Outcomes; Prenatal Cannabis Use||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||Kinesiology; social determinants of health; Health Promotion; Quality of Life and Aging; Mental Health and Society; Children; Exercise Psychology; Group Processes; Health Psychology; Intervention; Leadership; Older Adults; Physical Activity; Social Cognition; Sport Psychology||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||Counselling psychology; Educational Counselling; Counselling psychology disciplinary and professional issues; Counselling/psychotherapy in India; Counselling/psychotherapy/mental health with Punjabi/Sikh individuals; The Contextual Model of Counselling/Psychotherapy / Viewing Psychotherapy as a Cultural Practice||Any time / year round||
Please see my websites for further information:
|Bedke||Matthew||Philosophy; Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; Foundations of Ethics; Social Organization and Political Systems; Ethics and Fundamental Issues of Law and Justice; epistemology; ethics; metaethics; philosophy of law; political philosophy||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||Law and legal practice; Penal Law; Labor Standards and Laws; Human Rights and Liberties, Collective Rights; prostitution and pornography; sexual abuse of girls; sexual harassment in employment and education; sexual violence against women||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||Public and population health; Epidemiology; Vaccination; Infectious diseases; Health Promotion; Community Health / Public Health; Infectious disease epidemiology; vaccine clinical trials; Vaccine hesitancy; vaccine programs; vaccine safety||2022||
Vaccine preventable disease epidemiology, vaccine safety, vaccine hesitancy, both qualitative and quanitative methodologies. I am not seeking PhD students until 2022 or later.
|Beznosov||Konstantin||Electrical engineering, computer engineering, and information engineering; computer security and privacy; mobile security and privacy; online social networks security and privacy; usable security and privacy||Any time / year round||
Security and privacy for mobile devices, privacy for online teenagers, enterprise security and privacy.
|Bi||Xiaotao||Chemical engineering; Biomass and Bioenergy; Electrostatics of Powders; Fluidization; Fuel Cells Water Management; Green Engineering; Industrial Symbiosis; Life Cycle Analysis; Multiphase Chemical Reactors; Particle technology||
Biomass catalytic pyrolysis and torrefaction in pilot fluidized bed reactors.
|Bizzotto||Dan||Chemical sciences; Electrochemical Systems; Surface Characterization; Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Layers; Sensors and Devices; Electrochemical and Fuel Cells; biosensors; electrocatalysis; Electrochemistry; fluorescence microscopy; interfacial analysis; self assembled monolayers; spectroelectrochemistry||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||Sociology and social studies of science and technology; Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Arts and Technologies; Arts and Literary Policies; Dostoevsky; genre; gothic fiction; imagined geography; literary culture; narrative; Russian culture; Russian literature; the novel||Any time / year round||
Russian literary studies; comparative literary studies; literary culture; genre; narrative
|Brondani||Mario||Dentistry and oral health; Community Health / Public Health; Dental Health; social determinants of health; Health Policies; Quality of Life and Aging; Adult Education and Continuing Education; Epidemiology; Access to care; Dental Education; Dental Geriatrics; Dental Public Health; Epidemiological data; Health Policy; Qualitative research||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||Bioinformatics; Clinical oncology; Genetic medicine; Genomics; cancer families; cancer genetics; genetic susceptibility; human genetics; longevity; Super seniors||Any time / year round||
Genetics of healthy aging. Genetics of lymphoid cancers in families.
|Brotto||Lori||Human reproduction and development sciences; Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; mindfulness; Sexual Dysfunctions; sexual desire; sexual dysfunction||
Eye tracking studies of women with sexual dysfunction; online RCT of mindfulness-based treatment for sexual dysfunction
|Brown||Carolyn Janet||Bioinformatics; Clinical oncology; Genetic medicine; Genomics; Health counselling; Applied Genetics; Chromosomes: Structure / Organization; DNA methylation; Epigenetic control of gene expression; Gene Regulation and Expression; Genes escaping X-chromosome inactivation; Long non-coding RNAs; X-chromosome inactivation; XIST RNA||
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||Historical studies; Argentina; Canada; Education; health; migration; Race and ethnicity; The Americas; Transnational history||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||Forestry sciences; Ecology and Quality of the Environment; Ecological Trends; Animal; Biodiversity and Biocomplexity; Landscape and Restoration; Environment Management and Protection; Biodiversity conservation; Ecological Monitoring; Landscape ecology; Mammal Ecology; Population and Community Ecology; Wildlife Management||
Terrestrial mammal conservation; wildlife population and community modelling; animal movement simulation; cumulative environmental impact assessment; adaptive management; human-wildlife coexistence; biodiversity trends
|Byers||Michael||Political science; international law; International Cooperation; Arctic; international relations; oceans; space; war||Any time / year round||
Governance of Outer Space
|Camp||Patricia||Physical therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; E-health; Environment and Respiratory Diseases; Health Care Technologies; health services delivery; Indigneous health; Knowledge translation; Mixed methods; Mobility; Native Health; Physical Activity; pulmonary rehabilitation; rehabilitation; Rehabilitation Care and Services; Telemedicine||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||Clinical oncology; Physical therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; Biomarkers; Breast Cancer; Exercise Physiology; oncology; physical function; Physiology; Quality of Life and Aging; rehabilitation||
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||English language; 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||Natural environment sciences; Human Ecology; Ecology and Quality of the Environment; Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection; Applied Ethics; Values and Lifestyles; Sustainable Development; conservation finance; Conservation science; cultural ecosystem services; Ecosystem services; environmental assessment; environmental values; incentive programs; payments for ecosystem services; resilience; social-ecological systems; sustainability science|
|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||Asian history; History of Major Eras, Great Civilisations or Geographical Corpuses; Chinese and Taiwanese history; liberal democracy; political thought and institutions||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||Electrical engineering, computer engineering, and information engineering; Optics and Photonics; Micro and Nanoelectronics; Nanotechnologies; Manufacturing Processes; biophotonics; biosensors; optics; optoelectronics; photonics; quantum computing; semiconductor lasers; silicon photonics||Any time / year round||
silicon photonic device and circuit design, nanofabrication, quantum computing, single photon devices
|Cibere||Jolanda||Rheumatology; early osteoarthritis; magnetic resonance imaging in osteoarthritis; biomarkers in osteoarthritis; progression of early osteoarthritis; clinical detection of early osteoarthritis||Any time / year round||
Predictors of knee osteoarthritis progression over 7 years.