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:
Donner Simon Climate change science, Climate policy, Science communication, Coastal Ecosystems Any time / year round
Dowlatabadi Hadi The systematic study of systems at the interface of humans, nature, technology and policy 2018

Environmental justice and transition to a low carbon economy

Some financial support is available
Du Caigan pathophysiology of Kidney disease, cell and antibody/protein therapy, Kidney transplantation and organ preservation , Technology for diagnosis of kidney disease, Peritoneal dialysis 2017, 2018

Mesenchymal stromal cells-based therapy, antibody therapy, cold organ preservation in transplantation, Roles of clusterin in kidney disease, Novel methods for monitoring kidney damage and function

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Ducharme Michel Canadian History before Confederation, Quebec History, Liberalism and Nationalism in Canada and Quebec, Canada and the Atlantic World Any time / year round
Echard Sian History of the book, Medieval literature, Arthurian literature, Anglo-Latin literature, Manuscript studies Any time / year round
Ellermann Antje Migration and Citizenship, Comparative Public Policy 2018, 2019, 2020
Ellis Jason 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
Eltis Lindsay 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.

Englezos Peter Clathrate (gas) hydrate science, engineering and novel applications , Clathrates-applications: natural gas storage & transport, CO2 capture & storage, water treatment), Thermodynamics of fluids and super-hydrophobic surfaces,, Novel materials from forest bio-resources, High-value papermaking 2018, 2019

Clathrate hydrate science and engineering fundamentals and novel applications
Novel materials from forest bioresources

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Enns James attention, action kinematics, social perception 2018, 2019, 2020 Applicants need to be self-funded
Etminan Mahyar Oular Epidemiology, Pharmacoepidemiology, Drug Safety 2018

Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Drug Safety

Eva Kevin Health Professions Education, Assessment and Selection, Clinical Reasoning, Implementation Science, Continuing Professional Development, Judgment and Decision-Making Any time / year round Applicants need to be self-funded
Evans William theoretical computer science, computational geometry, graph drawing, program compression 2018, 2019, 2020 Some financial support is available
Evans Heidi history of media and communications , international relations, international organizations, Germany, Europe 2018, 2019, 2020
Farrer Matthew 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

Some financial support is available
Faulkner Guy 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

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Feng James Jingtao Complex fluids, Biophysics, Mathematical biology Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Feng Hsi-Yung Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), Geometric Modeling, Multi-Axis CNC Machining, Machining Simulation, 3D Laser Scanning, 3D Printing Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Field Thalia stroke, clinical trials, cerebral venous thrombosis, cerebral small vessel disease, cognition Any time / year round Some financial support is available
Fisher Kevin Near Eastern archaeology, Mediterranean archaeology, built environments, architecture, urbanism, digital archaeology, social interaction, power Any time / year round

Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments (KAMBE) Project: http://kambe.cnrs.ubc.ca/
Computational Research on the Ancient Near East (CRANE) Project: https://www.crane.utoronto.ca/

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Folk Joshua Quantum devices, Majorana fermions , Strongly correlated electronics, Topological phenomena, Fractional quantum Hall effect, Vanderwaals heterostructures Any time / year round

Topological quantum computing
Graphene spintronics
Vanderwaals heterostructures

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Ford Nancy micro-computed tomography, physiological gating, models of respiratory disease, image-based measurements, dental imaging, x-ray imaging 2018, 2019, 2020

I accept students in the following Programs:
Craniofacial Science,
Experimental Medicine,
Medical Physics (CAMPEP accredited)

Some financial support is available
Ford Cristie financial regulation, securities regulation, regulation & governance theory, administrative law, financial innovation and "fintech", legal innovation and "law tech", the legal profession 2019, 2020
Frackman Kyle German studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, literature, film, East Germany, Scandinavia, affect Any time / year round Applicants need to be self-funded
Frank Erica Free accredited education Any time / year round

Large-scale, free health sciences educational research; the healthy doc = healthy patient link; free accredited higher education

Friedel Tracy place-based/land-based learning, forum theatre, labour histories 2019, 2020

Indigenous forum theatre

Some financial support is available
Friedman Jan Marshall 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
* Development and evaluation of genetic e-counselling for clinical whole genome sequencing
* Which maternal medications can harm the developing human embryo?
* Improving the clinical care of patients with neurofibromatosis 1, an autosomal dominant... Read More

Some financial support is available
Friedman Joel Computer Science Theory, Algebraic Graph Theory, Combinatorics 2018

Computer Science Theory, Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Algebraic Topology applied to Combinatorics

Some financial support is available
Froese Richard Gerd Mathematical Physics, quantum mechanics, spectral theory, scattering theory 2018 Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Frostad John 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:

http://food.chbe.ubc.ca/opportunities/

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Galea Liisa Ann Margaret hippocampus, sex differences 2018, 2019 Some financial support is available
Gallipoli Giovanni applied microeconomics, macroeconomics, labor economics 2018, 2019, 2020 Applicants need to be self-funded
Gardy Jennifer Tuberculosis, Outbreaks Any time / year round

Tuberculosis genomic epidemiology

Some financial support is available
Garrett Bernard Mark Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented reality, Evidence-basedPpractice, Deception in Healthcare, Healthcare Regulation 2020

Therapeutic uses of VR/AR technologies
REA's on questionable healthcare practices
Policy Analysis on Professional Regulation Issues

Giaschi Deborah amblyopia, reading Any time / year round Some financial support is available
Gleason Mona history of education, history of children and youth, critical youth studies, gender and sexuality 2018

History of education
Critical youth studies
Family and school relations

Goldbach Toby Dispute Resolution, Comparative Law, Judicial Politics, Law and Development 2018

Fairness hearings in class action settlements in the US; judges' international travel for judicial education; development of court-connected ADR in Ghana

Some financial support is available
Goold Benjamin Privacy, Security, Criminal Justice, Human Rights 2020
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.

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Graham Sean Plant phylogenetics, Plant systematics, Plant evolution, Organelles, Phylogenomics, Land plants, Mycoheterotrophs Any time / year round

Plant phylogenetics and molecular evolution

Some financial support is available
Green Sheldon building ventilation, railroads, papermaking 2018, 2019, 2020
Greif Chen scientific computing, numerical linear algebra, iterative linear solvers, constrained optimization, numerical solution of partial differential equations Any time / year round
Griess Verena 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 Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Gustafson Paul Bayesian statistical methods, Causal inference, Evidence synthesis, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Partial Identification Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Gustafson Stephen James 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.

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Haas Kurt Autism, Epilepsy, Synaptic Plasticity, Dendritogenesis, Brain Circuit Development, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Neuronal Computation Any time / year round

Understanding neuronal integration of information.
Development of neuronal encoding properties.
Developmental epiletogenesis.
Metaplasticity.
Genetic and molecular mechanisms of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Hakkinen Lari Wound healing, Tissue regeneration, Fibroblasts, MSC, Extracellular matrix, Cell to cell communication, Oral mucosa and skin 2017, 2018

Wound healing, cell communication, fibroblast biology

Some financial support is available
Hall Kathleen Laboratory Phonology Any time / year round Some financial support is available
Hamlin Kiley 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.

Some financial support is available
Han Hsiao-Cheng 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

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