Research Projects

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 namesort ascending 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

Endometriosis

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Infertility

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Beauchesne Kim Colonialism, Latin America, Trans-Pacific Studies, Globalization Any time / year round

Transpacific Studies

Early Globalization and its Legacy

Decoloniality

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 health

Perinatal Cannabis use

Pregnancy Outcomes

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

Global health

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.

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