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:
Matthewson Lisa Salish languages, Tsimshianic languages, Austronesian languages, Cross-linguistic variation and universals, Semantic fieldwork Any time / year round Some financial support is available
Mawani Renisa Colonial Legal History, Critical Theory, Race and Racism, Oceans and Maritime Worlds, Time and Temporality Any time / year round
Maxwell Christopher Hereditary Cancer, Cell division, Cell migration, Differentiation, Cell polarity Any time / year round
Mayer Ulrich hydrogeology, low-temperature geochemistry, groundwater contamination, groundwater remediation, mine waste management Any time / year round

Development of multicomponent reactive transport modeling tools for multiphase systems

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Mayor Thibault Proteostasis, Protein Degradation, Protein Folding, Proteomics, Ubiquitin, Proteasome, Neurodegenerative diseases, Aging, Cell Biology, Yeast Genetics, Biochemistry Any time / year round

The main lab focus is protein quality control and how misfolded proteins are triaged within the cell. In the next years, we want to establish several new projects and here are some examples:
- Identification of protein quality control pathways mediating rare genetic diseases in human.
- Reconstitution of the quality control machinery in vitro to better understand the molecular... Read More

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
McGrenere Joanna human-computer interaction, personalized user interfaces, universal usability, interactive technologies for older users and people with cognitive disorders, computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), computer science 2018
McIntosh Lawrence Protein structure-dynamics-function, Regulation of gene expression, Signal transduction, Cancer, Enzyme mechanisms Any time / year round
McKeown Martin novel treatments for Parkinson's, Monitoring Parkinson's , brain stimulation, biomedical engineering 2017 Some financial support is available
Mehrkhodavandi Parisa Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry and Characterization, Catalysis, Green Chemistry, Bioproducts 2018

Development of catalysts for biopolymer formation
Utilization of CO2 as a feedstock
Exploration of new metal complexes in catalysis

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Menzies Charles Indigenous Studies, Natural Resource Management 2018, 2019, 2020 Some financial support is available
Mercer Sterett curriculum-based measurement, academic intervention 2018, 2019, 2020

Development and evaluation of curriculum-based measurement tools in basic academic skill areas. Evaluation of academic interventions for students with learning difficulties.

Some financial support is available
Metcalfe Amy Higher Education, Faculty, Internationalization, Campus Environments Any time / year round
Milligan Kevin Public Finance, Taxation, Pensions, Children, Inequality Any time / year round Some financial support is available
Milner-Bolotin Marina technology, STEM education, educational innovation 2018, 2019, 2020

http://blogs.ubc.ca/mmilner/

Applicants need to be self-funded
Milstein Sara Hebrew Bible and Near Eastern Studies, literary history of the Bible, Near Eastern scribal culture, Mesopotamian literature, biblical and cuneiform law Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Miskovic Sanja Multiphase Flows, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Experimental Fluid Dynamics, High Performance Computing, Minerals Processing, Embedded Sensors, IIoT, Industrial Big Data, Critical Elements Extraction Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Mitchell-Foster Sheona cervical cancer screening, HPV, rural and remote reproductive care, Indigenous women's health, perinatal substance-use, reproductive health of women living with HIV, culturally safe care, reproductive screening in LMIC Any time / year round Some financial support is available
Mohseni Madjid Drinking water quality and treatment, Advanced oxidation, UV based water purification and treatment, Water re-use, Electrochemical water treatment processes Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Monteyne Joseph Renaissance/early modern art and print culture 2018, 2019, 2020
Moore Robert Daniel hydrology, hydroclimatology, stream temperature, fish habitat, forest hydrology, glacier hydrology, snow hydrology 2018, 2019

stream temperature, forest hydrology

Morin Gregg Proteomics, protein-protein interactions, protein isoform function, alternative splicing Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Mortenson Ben Accessibility, Assistive technology, Occupational therapy, Caregiving, Social participation, Spinal cord injury, Outcome measures, Robotics Any time / year round

My research focuses on four overlapping areas: assistive technology, social participation, caregiving and outcome measurement. My work is centered on four main populations: assistive technology users, informal and formal caregivers, individuals with spinal cord injury and residents in long-term care.

Some financial support is available
Munzner Tamara visualization, information visualization, visual analytics, data science Any time / year round
Murphy Gail software engineering, software evolution, software design, knowledge worker productivity 2019 Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Murphy Rachel Nutrition, Cancer prevention, Obesity, Aging 2018, 2019
Nagamune Ryozo control engineering, robust control, modeling, wind turbine control, solar themal system control, automotive engine control, optimization 2018

Floating offshore wind farm control and optimization, control of an integrated solar thermal system

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Nan Ning digital business, evolvable information systems, blockchain governance, online community, complex adaptive systems 2018 Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Nathan Lisa information ethics, sustainability, sustaining information practices, information policy, value sensitive design, design, Indigenous information practices, values in design 2017, 2018 Some financial support is available
Nelson Brad Cancer immunology and immunotherapy, Oncolytic viruses, T cell engineering, Clinical trials, Cell therapies Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Nguan Christopher kidney transplantation Any time / year round Some financial support is available
Nielsen Torsten Translational research, Biomarker development, Experimental therapeutics, Clinical Trials, Epigenomics, Immuno-oncology 2018

Fusion oncogene biology & experimental therapeutics

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Nimmon Laura Qualitative research, Social network analysis, Healthcare team communication, Patient centered care, Chronic disease care, End of life care Any time / year round

Healthcare team communication dynamics and Relationships and meaning in end of life care

Some financial support is available
Nojeh Alireza Nanostructures (esp based on carbon nanotubes), controlled nanofabrication, electron emission phenomena, electron microscopy, modeling and simulation of nanoscale systems Any time / year round
Nolde Natalia Multivariate extreme value theory, Risk assessment, Applications in finance, insurance, geosciences Any time / year round

Financial risk analytics

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Nunez Desmond Age Related Hearing Loss , Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Recurrent Acute Otitis Media 2018 Applicants need to be self-funded
O'Brien Heather user engagement, user experience, community engagement, information seeking and retrieval, information access, cognitive processes related to information searching and evaluation 2018, 2019, 2020

User engagement with search systems; learning outcomes of engagement with search systems
Knowledge mobilization, community engagement and lay audience engagement with research

Some financial support is available
Oberg Gunilla Use of knowledge in environmental decision making, Chlorine biogeochemistry in soil 2018

1. Science, values and wastewater controversies
2. Teaching knowledge about knowledge to undergraduate science students
3. Grappling with vaguely worrisome substances (aka emerging contaminants/substances/pollutants of concern, micropollutants etc)

Ollivier-Gooch Carl Algorithm Development for Computational Fluid Dynamics , Error and Stability Analysis for Unstructured Mesh Methods, Unstructured Mesh Generation, Applied Aerodynamics 2018, 2019, 2020 Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Olson Robert patient reported outcomes, health services delivery, stereotactic radiotherapy 2019, 2020

1) Clinical trials assessing stereotactic radiotherapy in the setting of metastatic disease
2) Population-level collection and use of patient reported outcomes to improve care and guide comparative effectiveness research
3) Assessing interventions to impact prescribing practices of oncologists

Some financial support is available
Onyeoziri-Miller Gloria African and Caribbean Literatures, African and Caribbean Women Writers 2018

Utopian Memory in African and Caribbean Literatures (SSRCH Insight Grant)

Some financial support is available
Orvig Christopher E medicinal inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, radiopharmaceutical chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, ligand design and synthesis Any time / year round

radiopharmaceutical chemistry of metallic isotopes

Applicants need to be self-funded
Oser Scott particle physics, neutrinos, dark matter, statistical methods for physics 2018

dark matter, SuperCDMS

Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Pai-Spering Miriam vision, movement, perception and action, eye movements, hand movements, eye-hand coordination, sport vision, Parkinson's disease 2018

- Development of eye-movement based diagnostic tools for neurological disease
- Visual function and expertise in sport
- Perception and action, eye-hand coordination
- Serial dependencies in vision and movement

Some financial support is available
Patrick David Response to Emerging Infectious Diseases, Responding to the Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance at Population Level 2019
Pawlowicz Richard ocean physics, properties of seawater, geophysical fluid dynamics Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Peck Jamie Human geography, Economic geography, Political economy, Urban and regional studies, Labour studies Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Pelech Steven Daniel Protein Microarrays, Protein Kinases, Protein Phosphatases, Protein phosphorylation, Mitosis, Meiosis Any time / year round

Investigation of protein kinase signalling networks in diverse experimental model systems, including growth factor-treated human cancer cell lines and meiotic maturation of sea star and frog oocytes.
Investigations of protein kinase signalling networks in biopsied human tissues from patients with cancer, neurological disorders and diabetes.
Development of microarray technology for... Read More

Some financial support is available
Pliska Benjamin Facial growth and development, sleep medicine Any time / year round Applicants need to be self-funded
Poole David Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Knowledge Representation, Decision Analysis, Preference Elicitation, Reasoning under Uncertainty, Graphical Models Any time / year round Outstanding candidates can expect a full funding package offer
Pottinger Rachel databases, data management, data integration, metadata management 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Applicants need to be self-funded

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