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
Brotto Lori Human reproduction and development sciences; Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; mindfulness; Sexual Dysfunctions; sexual desire; sexual dysfunction

Eye tracking studies of women with sexual dysfunction; online RCT of mindfulness-based treatment for sexual dysfunction

Brooks-Wilson Angela Bioinformatics; Clinical oncology; Genetic medicine; Genomics; cancer families; cancer genetics; genetic susceptibility; human genetics; longevity; Super seniors Any time / year round

Genetics of healthy aging. Genetics of lymphoid cancers in families.

Brondani Mario Dentistry and oral health; Community Health / Public Health; Dental Health; social determinants of health; Health Policies; Quality of Life and Aging; Adult Education and Continuing Education; Epidemiology; Access to care; Dental Education; Dental Geriatrics; Dental Public Health; Epidemiological data; Health Policy; Qualitative research 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 Sociology and social studies of science and technology; Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Arts and Technologies; Arts and Literary Policies; Dostoevsky; genre; gothic fiction; imagined geography; literary culture; narrative; Russian culture; Russian literature; the novel Any time / year round

Russian literary studies; comparative literary studies; literary culture; genre; narrative

Bouchard Marie-Eve Humanities and the arts; 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 Chemical sciences; Electrochemical Systems; Surface Characterization; Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Layers; Sensors and Devices; Electrochemical and Fuel Cells; biosensors; electrocatalysis; Electrochemistry; fluorescence microscopy; interfacial analysis; self assembled monolayers; spectroelectrochemistry Any time / year round

Characterizing modified electrochemical interfaces Electrochemical biosensors Electrocatalysis Spectroelectrochemical studies of DNA modified electrodes

Bi Xiaotao Chemical engineering; Biomass and Bioenergy; Electrostatics of Powders; Fluidization; Fuel Cells Water Management; Green Engineering; Industrial Symbiosis; Life Cycle Analysis; Multiphase Chemical Reactors; Particle technology

Biomass catalytic pyrolysis and torrefaction in pilot fluidized bed reactors.

Beznosov Konstantin Electrical engineering, computer engineering, and information engineering; computer security and privacy; mobile security and privacy; online social networks security and privacy; usable security and privacy Any time / year round

Security and privacy for mobile devices, privacy for online teenagers, enterprise security and privacy.

Bettinger Julie Public and population health; Epidemiology; Vaccination; Infectious diseases; Health Promotion; Community Health / Public Health; Infectious disease epidemiology; vaccine clinical trials; Vaccine hesitancy; vaccine programs; vaccine safety 2022

Vaccine preventable disease epidemiology, vaccine safety, vaccine hesitancy, both qualitative and quanitative methodologies. I am not seeking PhD students until 2022 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 Law and legal practice; Penal Law; Labor Standards and Laws; Human Rights and Liberties, Collective Rights; prostitution and pornography; sexual abuse of girls; sexual harassment in employment and education; sexual violence against women 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; Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; Foundations of Ethics; Social Organization and Political Systems; Ethics and Fundamental Issues of Law and Justice; epistemology; ethics; metaethics; philosophy of law; political philosophy Any time / year round

The nature of normativity, expressivism, moral epistemology, moralism

Bedi Robinder Counselling psychology; Educational Counselling; Counselling psychology disciplinary and professional issues; Counselling/psychotherapy in India; Counselling/psychotherapy/mental health with Punjabi/Sikh individuals; The Contextual Model of Counselling/Psychotherapy / Viewing Psychotherapy as a Cultural Practice Any time / year round

Please see my websites for further information:

Bedaiwy Mohamed Other clinical medicine; 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 Kinesiology; social determinants of health; Health Promotion; Quality of Life and Aging; Mental Health and Society; Children; Exercise Psychology; Group Processes; Health Psychology; Intervention; Leadership; Older Adults; Physical Activity; Social Cognition; Sport Psychology 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 Human reproduction and development sciences; Perinatal Period; Drugs and Pregnancy / Breast Feeding; Developmental Outcomes; Maternal Mental Health; Perinatal Anxiety; Pregnancy Outcomes; Prenatal Cannabis Use Any time / year round

Perinatal health

Perinatal Cannabis use

Pregnancy Outcomes

Bartha Paul Philosophy of sciences and technologies; Environmental philosophy; 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 Medical and biomedical engineering; Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; neurodevelopmental disease; primary neuronal cultures; synapse biology; transgenic mouse models Any time / year round

genetic causes of autism and intellectual disability

Badir Patricia English language; Canadian Modernism; Early Modern Drama; Early Modern Literature and Religion; Medieval Drama; Shakespeare; Shakespeare in Canada Any time / year round

Early modern literature and religion; Shakespeare and his contemporaries; Shakespeare in Canada

Bacca Mattia Mechanical engineering; Medical and biomedical engineering; Adhesion and fracture; Biophysics; Soft materials; Solid Mechanics Any time / year round

Adhesion, fracture, soft materials.

Auld Vanessa Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; Zoology; Cell; Cell Biology; Development; Developmental Genetics; epithelia; Genetics; glia; in vivo imaging; Molecular Genetics; nervous system; Neurogenesis and Gliogenesis; permeability barriers

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 Global change biology; Ecology; Conservation Biology; Evolutionary Biology; conservation finance Any time / year round

Applied ecology, conservation, and genetics of free-living species

Ansermino John Mark Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences (except clinical aspects); Global Health and Emerging Diseases; Health information systems; Biomedical Technologies; Technological Innovations; Artificial Intellegence; Automation in healthcare; Global Health; Mobile Health; Outcome prediction; Physiological Monitoring; Precision Health; Sepsis in children Any time / year round

Global health

Anglesio Michael Human reproduction and development sciences; Cancer of the Reproductive System; Host-Tumour Interaction; Endometriosis; Cancer Diagnosis and Detection; Immunotherapy; animal models of endometriosis and cancer; Cancer prevention; early detection biomarkers; endometriosis associated cancers; gene-expression and transcriptomics; genomics; Immunology; microenvironment; ovarian cancer etiology 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 Geology; Applied Hydro-geochemistry; Climate Changes and Impacts; Environmental Tracer; Green Infrastructure; Ground Water and Water Tables; Groundwater Ecohydrology; Groundwater-Surfacewater & land Interaction; Hydro-geological Engineering; Hydrological Cycle and Reservoirs; Numerical analysis; Watershed Management 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 Social theory; 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 Electrical engineering, computer engineering, and information engineering; Medical and biomedical engineering; Artificial Intelligence; Biomedical Engineering; Biomedical Technologies; Cancer Imaging; Computer Assisted Interventions; Image Guided Surgery; Machine Learning; Medical Imaging; Surgical Robotics; Ultrasound Imaging 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 Artificial intelligence (AI); 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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