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|
|Brondani||Mario||Community Health / Public Health, Dental Health, Social Determinants of Health, Health Policies, Quality of Life and Aging, Adult Education and Continuing Education, Epidemiology, Dental Public Health, Health Policy, Dental Education, Dental Geriatrics, Access to care, Qualitative research, Epidemiological data||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).
|Bowers||Katherine||Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, Arts and Cultural Traditions, Arts and Technologies, Arts and Literary Policies, Russian literature, Russian culture, literary culture, genre, narrative, imagined geography, the novel, Dostoevsky, gothic fiction||Any time / year round||
Russian literary studies; comparative literary studies; literary culture; genre; narrative
|Bouchard||Marie-Eve||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
|Black||Thomas Andrew||Biometeorology, Soil physics, Microclimate modification||Any time / year round||
Measurement of greenhouse gas fluxes in agricultural systems
|Bizzotto||Dan||Electrochemical Systems, Surface Characterization, Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Layers, Sensors and Devices, Electrochemical and Fuel Cells, Electrochemistry, interfacial analysis, biosensors, spectroelectrochemistry, electrocatalysis, self assembled monolayers, fluorescence microscopy||Any time / year round||
Characterizing modified electrochemical interfaces Electrochemical biosensors Electrocatalysis Spectroelectrochemical studies of DNA modified electrodes
|Bi||Xiaotao||Biomass and Bioenergy, Multiphase Chemical Reactors, Fluidization, Particle technology, Electrostatics of Powders, Life Cycle Analysis, Green Engineering, Industrial Symbiosis, Fuel Cells Water Management||
Biomass catalytic pyrolysis and torrefaction in pilot fluidized bed reactors.
|Beznosov||Konstantin||usable security and privacy, mobile security and privacy, computer security and privacy, online social networks security and privacy||Any time / year round||
Security and privacy for mobile devices, privacy for online teenagers, enterprise security and privacy.
|Bettinger||Julie||Epidemiology, Vaccination, Infectious Diseases, Health Promotion, Community Health / Public Health, Infectious disease epidemiology, vaccine clinical trials, vaccine safety, vaccine programs, Vaccine hesitancy||2021||
Vaccine preventable disease epidemiology, vaccine safety, vaccine hesitancy, both qualitative and quanitative methodologies. I am not seeking PhD students until 2021 or later.
|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/
|Benedet||Janine||Penal Law, Labor Standards and Laws, Human Rights and Liberties, Collective Rights, sexual violence against women, prostitution and pornography, sexual harassment in employment and education, sexual abuse of girls||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
|Belliveau||George||Theatre, Arts-based research, Drama Education, Research-based Theatre, Interdisciplinary Arts||
research-based theatre, applied theatre
|Bedke||Matthew||Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, Foundations of Ethics, Social Organization and Political Systems, Ethics and Fundamental Issues of Law and Justice, metaethics, ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of law, epistemology||Any time / year round||
The nature of normativity, expressivism, moral epistemology, moralism
|Bedi||Robinder||Educational Counselling, The Contextual Model of Counselling/Psychotherapy / Viewing Psychotherapy as a Cultural Practice, Counselling/psychotherapy in India, Counselling/psychotherapy/mental health with Punjabi/Sikh individuals, Counselling psychology disciplinary and professional issues||Any time / year round||
Please see my websites for further information:
|Bedaiwy||Mohamed||Endometriosis, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery||2021||
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Minimally Invasive Surgery
|Beauchesne||Kim||Colonialism, Latin America, Trans-Pacific Studies, Globalization||Any time / year round||
Early Globalization and its Legacy
|Beauchamp||Mark||Social Determinants of Health, Health Promotion, Quality of Life and Aging, Mental Health and Society, Physical Activity, Health Psychology, Exercise Psychology, Sport Psychology, Group Processes, Leadership, Intervention, Social Cognition, Older Adults, Children||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
|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.
|Bayrampour Basmenj||Hamideh||Perinatal Period, Drugs and Pregnancy / Breast Feeding, Maternal Mental Health, Pregnancy Outcomes, Perinatal Anxiety, Prenatal Cannabis Use, Developmental Outcomes||Any time / year round||
Perinatal Cannabis use
|Bartha||Paul||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
|Bamji||Shernaz||synapse biology, primary neuronal cultures, transgenic mouse models, neurodevelopmental disease||Any time / year round||
genetic causes of autism and intellectual disability
|Badir||Patricia||Early Modern Drama, Shakespeare, Medieval Drama, Early Modern Literature and Religion, Shakespeare in Canada, Canadian Modernism||Any time / year round||
Early modern literature and religion; Shakespeare and his contemporaries; Shakespeare in Canada
|Bacca||Mattia||Solid Mechanics, Adhesion and fracture, Soft materials, Biophysics||Any time / year round||
Adhesion, fracture, soft materials.
|Auld||Vanessa||Cell, Neurogenesis and Gliogenesis, Developmental Genetics, Molecular Genetics, Development, nervous system, permeability barriers, glia, Cell Biology, Genetics, in vivo imaging, epithelia||
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
|Arcese||Peter||Ecology, Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology, conservation finance||Any time / year round||
Applied ecology, conservation, and genetics of free-living species
|Ansermino||John Mark||Global Health and Emerging Diseases, Health Information Systems, Biomedical Technologies, Technological Innovations, Global Health, Physiological Monitoring, Precision Health, Mobile Health, Outcome prediction, Sepsis in children, Artificial Intellegence, Automation in healthcare||Any time / year round||
|Anglesio||Michael||Cancer of the Reproductive System, Host-Tumour Interaction, Endometriosis, Cancer Diagnosis and Detection, Immunotherapy, microenvironment, endometriosis associated cancers, Immunology, genomics, gene-expression and transcriptomics, Cancer prevention, ovarian cancer etiology, early detection biomarkers, animal models of endometriosis and cancer||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
|Ameli||Ali||Numerical Analysis, Climate Changes and Impacts, Hydrological Cycle and Reservoirs, Ground Water and Water Tables, Groundwater Ecohydrology, Hydro-geological Engineering, Watershed Management, Applied Hydro-geochemistry, Environmental Tracer, Groundwater-Surfacewater & land Interaction, Green Infrastructure||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?
|Abrutyn||Seth||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).
|Abolmaesumi||Purang||Biomedical Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Medical Imaging, Biomedical Engineering, Ultrasound Imaging, Image Guided Surgery, Cancer Imaging, Computer Assisted Interventions, Surgical Robotics||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.
|Abdul-Mageed||Muhammad||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.