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|
|Cox||Daniel||Motivations and Emotions, Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health and Society, Stress, Suicide||Any time / year round|
|Cox||Susan||Applied Ethics, Interpersonal Communication, Community Health / Public Health, Genetics and Ethics, Learning and Development Approaches, Health Promotion, narratives of health and illness, grief, loss, death and dying, research ethics/ethics in research, arts and health education, arts and healing, arts-based approaches to research||Any time / year round||
arts and health
|Cui||Wei||tax and development, law and development, tax policy, Chinese legislative system, Chinese administrative law, Law and political economy||Any time / year round||
Research in Chinese law that focuses on the legislative and executive branches; Tax policy, especially in the areas of international taxation, VAT, and tax administration Taxation in developing countries (but not international taxation)
|Curat||Herve||Artistic and Literary Analysis Models, Fundamental Properties of Language, Semantics, Formalism, Syntax, Stylistics, Grammar, Morphology, Grammatical semantics of modern French, linguistic analysis of texts, structural analysis, Claude Levi-Strauss, Jean de La Fontaine, native mythology of the Americas||Any time / year round, 2017, 2019|
|Daley||Denise||Complex Trait Genetics, Genetic Diseases, Asthma, Susceptibility Genes, Genetics of Aging, genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, epigenetics, gene-gene and gene-environment interactions||Any time / year round||
Genetics and epigenetics of common complex diseases including peanut allergy, food allergy, asthma, atopy, healthy aging, aortic valve stenosis. Longitudinal analyses of childhood birth cohorts. The lab is currently initiating several targeted whole genome bisulfate sequencing projects and we plan on integrating data from a variety of omics approaches. We are also developing genetic risk... Read More
|Davies||Hugh William||Occupational Health, Noise and Chrnoic Disease||Any time / year round|
|De Angelis||Franco||Ancient Greek world history, environment, urbanism, developmnet of societies, colonization, economics, ancient literature||Any time / year round|
|Devlin||Angela||obesity, children, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, developmental programming||Any time / year round|
|Dick||Alexander||Literary or Artistic Work Analysis, Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, Artistic and Literary Theories, Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, British Romanticism, Scottish Enlightenment, Literature and Economics, Literature and the Environment, Literature and Science, Scottish Literature||Any time / year round||
Scottish Literature; British Romanticism; Literature and Science; Literature and the Environment
|Dierkes||Julian||Role of Governments and Institutions, Political Contexts, Social Contexts, Education Systems, Teaching and Learning Systems, Social Organization and Political Systems, public policy, digital diplomacy, policy communication, contemporary Japan, contemporary Mongolia, Japanese education, supplementary education, mining policy, democratization||Any time / year round|
|Ding||Yichuan||Optimization, Control and Operations Research, Stochastic Processes, Computer Science and Statistics, Health Care Analytics, Health Care Operations Management , Operations Research||Any time / year round||
Emergency Department Operations, Public Health Management, Kidney Allocation System Design
|Dong||Xuesen||Hormone Dependent Cancers, Prostate Cancer, Endocrine Regulation, Gene Regulation and Expression, Prematurity||Any time / year round||
1) neuroendocrine prostate cancer;
|Donner||Simon||Climate Changes and Impacts, Prediction and Climatic Modeling, Marine Environment, Climate change science, Climate policy, Science communication, Coastal Ecosystems||Any time / year round|
|Ducharme||Michel||Social Organization and Political Systems, Political Ideologies, Canadian History before Confederation, Quebec History, Liberalism and Nationalism in Canada and Quebec, Canada and the Atlantic World||Any time / year round|
|Echard||Sian||Literary or Artistic Work Analysis, Literary or Artistic Work Dissemination or Reception Contexts, Modes and Strategies of Dissemination, Poetry, Media Types (Radio, Television, Written Press, etc.), History of the book, Medieval literature, Arthurian literature, Anglo-Latin literature, Manuscript studies||Any time / year round|
|Ellis||Jason||Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, History of education, Education policy, Politics of education, Special education, Disability, History of childhood and youth, Urban and suburban history, Canadian history, American history, Educational administration||Any time / year round, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020||
Projects related to my current research: history of education and social mobility, opportunity; education and housing markets; political economy of metropolitan schooling; policy; space and historical GIS mapping; history of immigration and education; history of educational finance and taxation.
Or any project in the history of education; education policy.
|Eltis||Lindsay||Microbiology, Enzymes and Proteins, Metabolism (Living Organisms), Bacterial catabolism of steroids and lignin, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, biocatalyst development||Any time / year round||
Understanding the degradation of cholesterol catabolism by Mycobacterium tuberculosis and its role in pathogenesis. Developing new therapeutics that target cholesterol catabolism.
Understanding the bacterial degradation of lignin and developing biocatalysts to upgrade lignin.
|Eva||Kevin||Cognition, Adult Education and Continuing Education, Health Professions Education, Assessment and Selection, Clinical Reasoning, Implementation Science, Continuing Professional Development, Judgment and Decision-Making||Any time / year round|
|Farrer||Matthew||Neurological Diseases, Genetics of Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases, Neuronal Modeling, Neuronal Communication and Neurotransmission, Parkinson's disease, Dementia, Epilepsy||Any time / year round, 2018, 2019||
Research projects are devoted to 'precision' medicine, namely the development of novel therapeutics based on the genetic etiology of brain disorders. Over the past 20 years my group has identified many of the molecular causes of Parkinson's disease, some genetic forms of dementia and epilepsy, and has exploited that knowledge to make physiologic models with which to characterize subtle changes... Read More
|Faulkner||Guy||Community Health / Public Health, physical activity and public health, mental health, physical activity interventions, exercise psychology, behavioral medicine||Any time / year round||
Physical activity and public health - intervention development and evaluation
|Feng||James Jingtao||Fluid Mechanics, Complex fluids, Biophysics, Mathematical biology||Any time / year round|
|Feng||Hsi-Yung||Modelization and Simulation, Software (Tools), Machining and Assembling, Milling, Prototyping, Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), Geometric Modeling, Multi-Axis CNC Machining, Machining Simulation, 3D Laser Scanning, 3D Printing||Any time / year round|
|Field||Thalia||stroke, clinical trials, cerebral venous thrombosis, cerebral small vessel disease, cognition||Any time / year round|
|Fisher||Kevin||Near Eastern archaeology, Mediterranean archaeology, built environments, architecture, urbanism, digital archaeology, social interaction, power||Any time / year round|
|Folk||Joshua||Quantum devices, Majorana fermions , Strongly correlated electronics, Topological phenomena, Fractional quantum Hall effect, Vanderwaals heterostructures||Any time / year round||
Topological quantum computing
|Frackman||Kyle||Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, Arts and Literary Policies, Arts and Cultural Traditions, Arts and Technologies, Artistic and Literary Theories, Literary or Artistic Work Analysis, Social Determinants of Arts and Letters, Cultural Industries, German studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, literature, film, East Germany, Scandinavia, affect||Any time / year round|
|Frank||Erica||Preventive medicine, Free accredited education||Any time / year round||
Large-scale, free health sciences educational research; the healthy doc = healthy patient link; free accredited higher education
|Freund||Luanne||Information, Information Systems, Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.), New Technology and Social Impacts, information retrieval, human information interaction, open data||Any time / year round||
Design and use of Internet search engines; scholarly communication and knowledge translation; online information interaction
|Friedman||Jan Marshall||Genetics and Heredity, Developmental Genetics, Genomics, Application of whole genome sequencing to diagnose genetic disease, Clinical genomics, Neurofibromatosis, Birth defects epidemiology||Any time / year round||
* Improving the sensitivity of whole genome sequencing as a clinical test for genetic causes of intellectual disability
|Frostad||John||Fluid Mechanics, Emulsions, Foams, Functional Foods, Interfacial Rheology, Interfacial Phenomena, Human Health, Sensory Analysis||Any time / year round, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020||
For more information, please see:
|Giaschi||Deborah||Vision, Visual System, Sensation and Perception, Eye and Visual System Diseases, Infant / Child Development, amblyopia, reading||Any time / year round|
|Gordon||Michael||Neuroscience, Neural circuits, Sensory systems, Feeding, Taste, Gustation, Drosophila, Chemosensation||Any time / year round||
Most projects centre on the neural circuits underlying taste processing and feeding in the fly brain. Potential projects include looking at circuit mechanisms underlying taste integration, hunger, feeding, taste memories, chemosensory integration, and taste circuit development.
|Graham||Sean||Plant phylogenetics, Plant systematics, Plant evolution, Organelles, Phylogenomics, Land plants, Mycoheterotrophs||Any time / year round||
Plant phylogenetics and molecular evolution
|Greif||Chen||scientific computing, numerical linear algebra, iterative linear solvers, constrained optimization, numerical solution of partial differential equations||Any time / year round|
|Griess||Verena||Resources Management, Plants and Forests, Landscape and Environmental Organization, sustainable forest management, forest management planning, plantation forests + productive forests, close to nature forestry/ near natural forestry, decision support systems, economic benefits of mixed + multi cohort stands, western redcedar, silviculture||Any time / year round||
Please see my lab website http://fresh.forestry.ubc.ca to find out more about the research done in my lab.
|Gustafson||Stephen James||Mathematical Analysis, Differential Equation, Global and Non-Linear Analysis, Mathematical physics, Nonlinear partial differential equations, Topological solitons, Nonlinear waves||Any time / year round||
Mathematical analysis of fundamental properties (e.g. stability and dynamical behaviour) of topological solitons in physical systems such as ferromagnets.
|Gustafson||Paul||Bayesian statistical methods, Causal inference, Evidence synthesis, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Partial Identification||Any time / year round|
|Haas||Kurt||Plasticity / Neuronal Regeneration, Neurological Diseases, Genetics of Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases, Neuronal and Synaptic Activity, Neuronal Systems, Neuronal Modeling, Neuronal Communication and Neurotransmission, Autism, Epilepsy, Synaptic Plasticity, Dendritogenesis, Brain Circuit Development, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Neuronal Computation||Any time / year round||
Understanding neuronal integration of information.
|Hall||Kathleen||Phonology, Phonetics, Laboratory Phonology||Any time / year round|
|Hallensleben||Markus||Transcultural Studies, Artistic and Literary Theories, Literary or Artistic Works Analysis, German Language Cultures and Literatures, Transnational Literatures, Visual Arts and Literature, European Studies, Literature and Sciences, Literature and Migration||Any time / year round||
Literature and migration; literature and Visual Arts; avant-garde arts, literature and theories; art and bioart performances; biopolitics; images of the body; gender, race, ethnicity; diversity and super-diversity; sociographic approaches to literatures; transitional spaces in postmigration literature
|Hamlin||Kiley||Cognitive Development, Moral Judgement and Duty or Obligation Morals, Infant / Child Development, Foundations of Religious, Mystical, Mythical and Moral Thoughts, Infant moral cognition, infant social cognition||Any time / year round, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020||
Our work focuses on the early development of moral cognition and action in infancy.
|Han||Sandrine||Video and New Media, Media Content and Impacts, New Technology and Social Impacts, Arts and Technologies, Art Education Research, Artistic and Aesthetic Development, Arts Education, Cross Cultural Research, Cross-Cultural Education, Cultural Studies, Curriculum Studies Research, Educational Technologies, Media, Semiotics, Multiculturalism, Non-Formal Learning, Pedagogy, Subcultures||Any time / year round|
|Hansson||Gunnar||Phonology, Morphology, theoretical phonology, morphology-phonology interface, phonological typology, historical linguistics (language change), locality relations, Icelandic||Any time / year round|
|Hardisty||David||Decision Making, consumer behaviour, sustainability, energy efficiency, decisions about the future, product attribute framing||Any time / year round|
|Harris||Douglas||Law, People, Cities and Lands, Urban Spaces and Urbanity, property law , condominium law, legal history||Any time / year round|
|Hauert||Christoph||Modelization and Simulation, Evolution and Phylogenesis, Biological Behavior, evolution, game theory, social dilemmas, dynamical systems, stochastic processes||Any time / year round|
|Hayden||Michael||Genetic Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Huntington disease, Disease progression, Diabetes||Any time / year round||
Hayden Lab Research Projects
|Heyl||Jeremy||Quantum Phenomena, Stellar, Astrophysics, Stellar Physics, Quantum-Field Theory||Any time / year round|
|Hirsh||Elizabeth||Law, Structures and Organization, Inequality, Gender and Race Discrimination, Work Organizations, Law||Any time / year round||
- Analzying the impact of diversity policies on gender and race workplace diversity
|Hirst||Martin||Carcinogenesis, Leukemia, Cellular Differentiation, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Molecular Genetics, Epigenomics||Any time / year round|