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:
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 Applicants need to be self-funded
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

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Dollinger Stefan Language Contact and Linguistic Changes, Linguistic Variation and Society, Lexicography and Dictionaries 2018, 2019, 2020

Projects revolving around the recently completed, possibly towards a third edition.

Some financial support is available
Dong Xuesen Hormone Dependent Cancers, Prostate Cancer, Endocrine Regulation, Gene Regulation and Expression, Prematurity Any time / year round

1) neuroendocrine prostate cancer;
2) AR driven castrate-resistant prostate cancer
3) drug screening novel DNA topoisomerase II inhibitors
4) cell free nucleotide biomarkers from liquid biopsy

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
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
Dowlatabadi Hadi Energy Production, Economic Planning of Energy, Climate Changes and Impacts, Public Policies, New Technology and Social Impacts, Health Policies, Transportation Systems, 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 Renal Diseases, Bioactive Molecules, Immune Reactions, Immunotherapy, Cell Therapy of Infectious and Immune Diseases, 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 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
Ellermann Antje Migrations, Populations, Cultural Exchanges, Migratory Flows, Public Policies, Identity and Transnationality, Role of Governments and Institutions, Migration and Citizenship, Comparative Public Policy 2018, 2019, 2020
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.

Some financial support is available
Ellis Naoko Chemical Processes, CO2 capture and utilization, multiphase systems, thermochemical conversion of biomass 2018

Postdoc: carbon capture and conversion technologies

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.

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 Cognition, Sensation and Perception, attention, action kinematics, social perception 2018, 2019, 2020 Applicants need to be self-funded
Etminan Mahyar Eye and Visual System Diseases, Pharmacoepidemiology, Oular Epidemiology, Pharmacoepidemiology, Drug Safety 2018

Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Drug Safety

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 Applicants need to be self-funded
Evans Heidi Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, history of media and communications , international relations, international organizations, Germany, Europe 2018, 2019, 2020
Evans William Algorithms, Theoretical Computer Science, Computer Sciences and Mathematical Tools, theoretical computer science, computational geometry, graph drawing, program compression 2018, 2019, 2020 Some financial support is available
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

Some financial support is available
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

Some financial support is available
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 Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Feng James Jingtao Fluid Mechanics, Complex fluids, Biophysics, Mathematical biology 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 Archeological Data Analysis, Archeological Excavation Methods and Techniques, Dynamics of Social Transformations, Urban Spaces and Urbanity, Social Life / Societal Life, 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:
Computational Research on the Ancient Near East (CRANE) Project:

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 Cristie Law, Regulation, Administrative Law, Laws, Standards and Regulation Impacts, financial regulation, securities regulation, regulation & governance theory, administrative law, financial innovation and "fintech", legal innovation and "law tech", the legal profession 2019, 2020
Ford Nancy Imaging, Biomedical Technologies, 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
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 Applicants need to be self-funded
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

Some financial support is available
Friedel Tracy Native Health, Cultural and Health, Participatory research, Health Promotion, Social Contexts, Learning and Development Approaches, place-based/land-based learning, forum theatre, labour histories 2019, 2020

Indigenous forum theatre

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
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
* 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
Froese Richard Gerd Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, quantum mechanics, spectral theory, scattering theory 2018 Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Frostad John Fluid Mechanics, Emulsions, Foams, Functional Foods, Interfacial Rheology, Interfacial Phenomena, Human Health, Sensory Analysis Any time / year round, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

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Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Galea Liisa Ann Margaret Hormones and Growth Factors, Depression, Neurogenesis and Gliogenesis, Cognition, Postpartum Depression, Drugs and Pregnancy / Breast Feeding, Aging Process, Alzheimer's Disease, Learning and Memory, hippocampus, sex differences, neuroplasticity, estrogens, women's health 2018, 2019 Some financial support is available
Gallipoli Giovanni Economic Policies, Economic Phenomena on a National or International Level, Economic Phenomena on an Individual or Organizational Level, applied microeconomics, macroeconomics, labor economics 2018, 2019, 2020 Applicants need to be self-funded
Gardy Jennifer Genomics, Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Tuberculosis, Outbreaks Any time / year round

Tuberculosis genomic epidemiology

Some financial support is available
Garrett Bernard Mark Health Care Technologies, Ethics and Health, 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

Giang Amanda Atmospheric Pollutants, Climate Changes and Impacts, Chemical Pollutants, Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection, Public Policies 2019

modelling the impact of technology and policy on the long range transport of global pollutants; developing tools and processes to support community-based environmental monitoring; understanding the role of scientific assessment in environmental governance, from global to local scales

Some financial support is available
Giaschi Deborah Vision, Visual System, Sensation and Perception, Eye and Visual System Diseases, Infant / Child Development, amblyopia, reading Any time / year round Some financial support is available
Gleason Mona History of Major Eras, Great Civilisations or Geographical Corpuses, 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 Procedural Law, Jurisprudence, 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 Law, 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 Fluid Mechanics, Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms, 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