Profiles

The PSI Network consists of 115 doctoral students from across the full range of disciplines at UBC.

Emily Acheson

Emily Acheson

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Geography (PhD)
Climate change, land use change, or both? How spatio-temporal modelling of the Cryptococcus gattii fungus in the Pacific Northwest may reveal determinants of emerging infectious diseases

Lindsay Cole

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies (PhD)
Building a public sector innovation lab in the City of Vancouver
Tebogo Thandie Leepile

Tebogo Thandie Leepile

Botswana
Doctor of Philosophy in Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems (PhD)
Is household food security associated with nutritional status of indigenous women of childbearing age and young children? The case of the San in rural Botswana.
Jose Arias-Bustamente

Jose Arias-Bustamante

Chile
Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD)
Contested lands and climate change: A case study of adaptation to change in the context of Mapuche People

Kelsey Johnson

United States
Doctor of Philosophy in Geography (PhD)
Social and economic geographies of blood plasma donation in the United States
Helina Jolly

Helina Jolly

India
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)
Investigating the perceptions and values of ecosystem functions through gender lens - A socioecological inquiry of Indigenous (Adivasi) communities in Kerala, India
Harini Rajagopal

Harini Rajagopal

India
Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)
Valuing ‘multilayeryed lifeworlds’: Working with children and teachers to explore the multimodal communicative practices and identities of young English language learners.
Kaitlyn Jaffe

Kaitlyn Jaffe

United States
Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology (PhD)
Experiences of Medical Research Participation among People who use Drugs: An Ethno-epidemiological Approach

Natalia Balyasnikova

Russian Federation
Doctor of Philosophy in Teaching English as a Second Language (PhD)
Exchanging Stories: A narrative inquiry into the learning experiences of seniors studying English as an additional language
Colleen Lanki

Colleen Lanki

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Theatre (PhD)
Kishida Rio: A woman's voice in the Japanese avant-garde

Analise Hofmann

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Genome Science and Technology (PhD)
Re-contextualizing interdisciplinary knowledge in biology laboratory courses to improve student learning outcomes.
Sarah Shamash

Sarah Shamash

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies (PhD)
Screen Cosmologies: Resistance and Sovereignty in Indigenous Cinema in Brazil
Kate McLeod

Kate McLeod

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
Evaluating the Integration of Health Care in Provincial Correctional Facilities Under the Ministry of Health
Neila Miled

Neila Miled

Tunisia
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (PhD)
Negotiating identity and belonging: A critical ethnography of Muslim youths’ lived school experiences in a British Columbian high school
Sina Fazelpour

Sina Fazelpour

Iran
Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy (PhD)
The Sense of a Possibility: The Nature and Significance of Counterfactual Imagination
Bronwyn Bragg

Bronwyn Bragg

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Geography (PhD)
Citizenship and the city: How migrant status shapes neighbourhood life

Andrea Johnson

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work (PhD)
Cancer as interruption: Exploring the experiences of adolescents who have recently completed treatment for cancer

Sophie Lewis

United Kingdom
Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD)
The interaction of the International Forest Regime with forest governance and forest dependent peoples in Cambodia.
Bushra Mahmood

Bushra Mahmood

Pakistan
Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD)
Assessment of Physical Activity and Sedentary time in South Asian adults at risk for diabetes

Claudia Diaz-Diaz

Chile
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (PhD)
Places that Speak: Children, Subjectivities, and Diversity in Canadian Early Childhood Education

Sonia Medel

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (PhD)
The (de)colonial potential of dance: Racialized womens' (her)stories
Nina Ebner

Nina Ebner

United States
Doctor of Philosophy in Geography (PhD)
Working the Border: Economic Restructuring and Uneven Development on the US-Mexico Border

Zarina Giannone

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselling Psychology (PhD)
Athletes in Transition: A novel intervention targeting elite athletes' identity development
Barnini Bhattacharyya

Barnini Bhattacharyya

India
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Organizational Behaviour (PhD)
An Intersectional Study of the Invisibility of Women of Colour

Katrina Dunn

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Theatre (PhD)
Real Estate and Theatricality in Vancouver’s Downtown Core
Vincent Ricciardi

Vinny Ricciardi

United States
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)
Examining the food security, climate resilience, and equity implications of farm size

Tonya Smith

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD)
Lil'wat Food Security and Ecosystem Services

Alexander Held

Germany
Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (PhD)
Essays on Civic Participation and the Quality of Democracy

Jens Vent-Schmidt

Germany
Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD)
Patient Integrated Development of a New Cell Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Assadullah Sadiq

Assadullah Sadiq

Afghanistan
Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)
Language and Literacy from the Periphery: Understanding the Language and Literacy Practices of Afghan Refugees in Pakistan
Sharon Provost

Sharon Provost

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies (PhD)
A realist evaluation of violence prevention education in BC healthcare
Simangele Mabena

Simangele Mabena

South Africa
Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)
The Team Effort Project: A South African Deaf and Hearing teaching partnership for d/Deaf education

Kelsey Copes-Gerbitz

United States
Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD)
Wildfire: Building Socially and Ecologically Resilient Communities in the British Columbia Interior
Ketty Anyeko

Ketty Anyeko

Uganda
Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies (PhD)
Senses of Justice and Reparations: Women's Decision Making After Wartime Sexual Violence in Northern Uganda

Heather Palis

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
The relationship between illicit stimulant use and treatment outcomes among patients receiving supervised injectable opioid assisted treatment in Vancouver

Tugce Conger

Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)
Green Infrastructure as a Resilience Building Tool to Reduce Coastal Flooding Risk

Kyle Loewen

United States
Doctor of Philosophy in Geography (PhD)
To Market: Experimentation, Labor, and the Re-structuring of Last Mile Logistics

Severn Cullis-Suzuki

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology (PhD)
Learning the Ancestral Language of My Children: Charting a Course to Fluency in Xaayda Kil

Celestin Hategeka

Rwanda
Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
Improving Access and Quality of Emergency Care for Newborns and Children in Rwanda

Ashli Akins

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies (PhD)
Dismantling Voicelessness: Culturally Significant Art as a Tool to Deconstruct Embedded Racism, Inequity, and Poverty

Laura Yvonne Bulk

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD)
Being Blind in a Sighted World

Maggie Low

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)
Indigenous Rights and Environmental Governance: Implications of the Reconciliation Protocol Agreement for Heiltsuk Nation

Lily Ivanova

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology (PhD)
Institutionalizing empathy: The Role of Culture in the Representation and Interpretation of Genocide

Laura Melissa Guzman

Colombia
Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology (PhD)
Improving R Instruction in Undergraduate Statistics Courses Using Educational Theories

Evan Taylor

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)
Doing Cancer While Trans*: Biopolitical Intersections of Gendered Embodiment and Cancer Regimes

Francois Lachapelle

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology (PhD)
Two Case-Studies in the Sociology of Global Scientific Field

Chantelle Recsky

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
Developing a Taxonomy of Technology-Mediated Adverse Events

Mollie Chapman

United States
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)
Agr-'culture' and Biodiversity: Rethinking Payments for Ecosystem Services in Light of Agrarian Values

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