Profiles

The PSI Network consists of close to 80 doctoral students from across the full range of disciplines at UBC.

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

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

Laura Melissa Guzman

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

Takuro Ishikawa

Colombia
Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD)
Communicating the Safety Benefit of Booster Seats

Eury Colin Chang

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Theatre (PhD)
Beyond Identity Politics: The History of Asian Canadian Theatre (1950-2010)

Aarthi Gobinath

United States
Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience (PhD)
Comparing Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Antidepressants in a Rat Model of Postpartum Stress

Gregory Gan

Russian Federation
Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology (PhD)
The World in A Suitcase: Experience of Place amongst Transnational Migrants of Russian Émigrés to France, Germany and the
 United States

Stephanie Glegg

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD)
Using Social Network Analysis to Advance Knowledge Translation in Pediatric Rehabilitation

Steve Williams

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)
The Splash and the Ripples: Evaluating the Societal Effects of Social Innovation Lab Processes

Jaime Semchuk

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in School Psychology (PhD)
Multiple Stakeholder Perspectives on School-Based Mental Health Literacy Interventions: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA)

Emily Jessica Rugel

United States
Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
Defining Equitable Access to Natural Space as a Mental Health-Promoting Urban Resource

Bulmaro Valdés Benavides

Mexico
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering (PhD)
Reducing Compensatory Movements in Stroke Therapy through the Use of Robotic Devices and Augmented Feedback

Graham McDowell

United States
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)
Socio-Ecological Adaptation to Hydrological Change in High Mountains

Sereana Naepi

New Zealand
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (PhD)
Nai tavi ni na marama ena matavuvale: How Indigenous Women Agitate for Change in Higher Education

Jocelyn Fraser

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Mining Engineering (PhD)
From Social Risk to Shared Purpose: Can the Mining Sector Transform Social Responsibility

Hassan Halawa

Egypt
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
Artemis: Defending Against Automated Large-Scale Cyber Intrusions by Focusing on the Vulnerable Population

Jamie Fenneman

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Botany (PhD)
A Taxonomic Revision of the Sunflower Family (Asteraceae) in British Columbia

Sarah Fessenden

United States
Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology (PhD)
"We just Wanna Warm some Bellies": Food Not Bombs, Anarchism, and Recycling Wasted Food for Protest

Yemi Adeyeye

Nigeria
Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD)
The Politics of Knowledge in Multi-Level Forest Governance: Perceptions, Roles and Contested Narratives of Knowledge across Scales

Emma Feltes

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology (PhD)
The Constitution Express and the Making of Indigenous Rights in Canada

Claire Fogal

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Theatre (PhD)
Western Canadian Evolutions of Decroux and Grotowski in Theatre Pedagogy, Practice and Performance

Teilhard Paradela

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in History (PhD)
Audiences Exposed: Communication and Discipline in the Philippines in the late 20th Century

Evan Bowness

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)
Transformative Food Activism: Food Sovereignty and Urban Agriculture

Katie Warfield

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)
#TheRealMe: Phenomenology, New Materialism, and Social Media Self-Imaging

Stephanie Nakagawa

Canada
Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice (DMA)
Canadian Opera Aria Anthology for Soprano

Miranda Meents

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Botany (PhD)
Assessing and Improving Teaching of Problem Solving in Undergraduate Cell Biology Classrooms

Matthew MacLennan

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (PhD)
Capillary Electrophoresis-Mass Spectrometry for the Analysis of Athabasca Oil Sands Process Water Components

Andrew Pilliar

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD)
Understanding the Market for Personal Legal Services to Improve Access to Civil Justice in Canada

Vivian Lam

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience (PhD)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Mental Health Outcome

Lyana Patrick

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Planning (PhD)
Dis/connection in 21st Century Canada: Therapeutic Planning through an Indigenous Lens

Omer Aijazi

Pakistan
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (PhD)
Precarious Lives, Disrupted Bodies: Examining Social Repair and Disaster in Northern Pakistan

Devyani Kumari

India
Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD)
Impacts of Local Scale Biomass Estimation on Carbon Financing for Improved Cook-Stoves

Alissa Greer

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
Peer Engagement in Harm Reduction in British Columbia

Alicia Luedke

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (PhD)
Women, Peace and Security: Armed Groups and Sexual Violence in the Twenty-First Century

Karissa Milbury

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Genome Science and Technology (PhD)
Establishing Public Connections with the International Genetics Community

Andrea Lyall

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD)
Exploring Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation’s (KHFN) Relationship with the Forests

Dustin Grue

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in English (PhD)
Repeat After Me: The Psychology and Inner Psychology of Speech Reporting Forms

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