Meet our scholars

The PSI Network consists of 347 doctoral students and PhDs from across the full range of disciplines at UBC.

Below you can navigate their profiles based on year of scholarship, faculty, theme; read about their research; and watch brief videos of their talks. 

Allison Campbell

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (PhD)
Parenting behind bars: maternal-child (connection and) separation in BC's prisons designated for women

Himani Prajapati

India
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD)
Co-creation of tailored yoga intervention to improve well-being in people with spinal cord injury (SCI-Yoga)

Jennie Pearson

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies (PhD)
Building "Communities of care" under sex work criminalization and beyond: exploring how digital mutual aid supports the health, safety and wellbeing of sex workers in Vancouver, Canada

Mike Stefanuk

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD)
Fire regimes from past to future in dry interior forests of the Cariboo region, British Columbia

Miah Godek

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD)
Wildfire resilience and Indigenous cultural burning in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

Starr Sandoval

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics (PhD)
Expressive meaning in Ktunaxa

Michelle Kamigaki-Baron

Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics (PhD)
Investigating the psycholinguistic connections between Pidgin and ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

Ilke Geladi

Belgium
Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies (PhD)
Galapagos birds and farmers: engaging farmers with landbird research focused in the agricultural zone of Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos

Tara L. Brown

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD)
Comparing guided and self-guided forest bathing in metro Vancouver parks: a seasonal longitudinal RCT examining health impacts and environmental factors

Almira Zhantuyakova

Kazakhstan
Doctor of Philosophy in Women+ and Children's Health Sciences (PhD)
Comprehensive approach to ovarian cancer: from equity-oriented prevention to novel therapeutics

Zeina Waheed

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
Identification and evaluation of implementation strategies to advance the adoption of pharmacogenomic testing to help guide antidepressant treatment for major depressive disorder

Zana Mody

India
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)
Counting blue carbon for coastal communities: understanding socio-ecological contexts of nature based climate solutions and mangrove restoration

Nicole Davies

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems (PhD)
Revitalizing Indigenous agricultural food systems through a community-led restorative research model

Katherine Hastings

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
Co-design of a suicide care framework within an integrated youth service network in BC

Daniel Gallardo

Mexico
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (PhD)
Dragging education to imagine otherwise: cultivating decolonial learning environments for Indigenous queer futures.

Charlotte Milne

New Zealand
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)
Canada's flood mapping, what’s really at risk

Jonathan Easey

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (PhD)
Harnessing community and adult learning to increase PrEP access and prevent HIV in Vancouver

Dane Pedersen

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD)
Seeing the forest through the trees: collaborative climate-informed forest governance in Quesnel, British Columbia

Wesley (Wes) Regan

Canada
Planning in the infodemic: the impacts of digital misinformation and anti-government conspiracism on urban sustainability planning

Titilope Onolaja

Nigeria
Doctor of Philosophy in Art History (PhD)
Power and policy in West African museums: a comparative analysis of Nigeria and Senegal

Orkhon Gantogtokh

Mongolia
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (PhD)
Envisioning doctoral education in Mongolia

Heather (Hezy) Anholt

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
A one health approach to investigating the ecology of East African trypanosomiasis in Malawian wildlife

Hallie Dau

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
The social and economic impact of cervical cancer on women and children in Uganda

Stephen Oppong

Ghana
Doctor of Philosophy in Theatre (PhD)
21st century receptions of classical greek theatre in Africa.

Mahashewta Bhattacharya

India
Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology (PhD)
Home-ing as (auto)biography: Tracing the materialities and sensorialities of multi-sited homes among rural to urban women migrants of Eastern India

Andrea Kampen

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Library, Archival and Information Studies (PhD)
Information sharing practice of artist-researchers

Risa Tonita

Canada
Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano (DMA)
The pianist's self: Political action in piano performance as a relational practice

Cheyanne Connell

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology (PhD)
Naachin of Past and Present

Annie Lalande

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)
Food as medicine: Transforming hospital food to improve patient satisfaction, health, and the environment

Sydney Lines

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in English (PhD)
Romancing the empire: Race, ethnicity, and nationalism in the writings of Winnifred Eaton and Laura Goodman Salverson

Winy Vasquez

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD)
Food security in the Amazon: an investigation of the food security and nutrition of the Asháninka peoples living inside the Protected Forest San Matias-San Carlos

Anna Santo

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)
Inclusive public consultation about large predator recovery in the North Cascades Ecosystem

Lisa Ritland

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
Intersectoral and placed-based approaches to fostering equity in children's development

Younus Mushtaq Ahmed

India
Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology (PhD)
Sanitizing ‘sanitation’: Caste, infrastructure, and the politics of development in Chennai’s slums

Tanzoom Ahmed

India
Doctor of Philosophy in Asian Studies (PhD)
Understanding Muslim Women in urban marginalized spaces of South Asia

Dana Johnson

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)
Co-constructing a mutualistic city: Envisioning future scenarios to support people and nature in urban landscapes

Sarah-Louise Ruder

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)
Food sovereignty, data justice, and the politics of novel agri-food technologies in Canada

Sammy Iammarino

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
Complex health systems and power: responding to the toxic drug poisoning crisis through harm reduction and overdose prevention and response in nursing practice.

Emily Tilton

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy (PhD)
Knowing across difference

Steven Bristow

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Science (PhD)
Precision irrigation under a changing climate: Preparing BC growers to monitor plant-water relations.

Daniel Lipshutz Forrest

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)
Co-constructing a mutualistic city: Envisioning future scenarios to support people and nature in urban landscapes

Tetiana Povshedna

Ukraine
Doctor of Philosophy in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PhD)
Healthy aging in women living with HIV: The relationship(s) between chronic/latent viral infections, inflammation, cellular aging, chronic pain, and comorbidities

Alysha Deslippe

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Human Nutrition (PhD)
EATing in a GENdered world (EatGen): How teens involved in high school sports can be empowered to make informed food choices

Fabiola Bazo

Peru
Doctor of Philosophy in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (PhD)
Exhibition: Feminist and queer interventions in contemporary urban popular music in Peru

Keisha Maloney

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Planning (PhD)
Navigating transitions: Remaking the planning engagement table with/by/for Indigenous peoples in Toronto (Tkaronto)
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Rachel Ramsden

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
Participatory planning with young children: A mixed methods approach to planning outdoor play environments
Headshot of Zitao Chen

Zitao Chen

China
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
Making machine learning reliable, secure and private
Olivia's research photo

Olivia Dreisinger

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in English (PhD)
Diagnosis grad school: A podcast series

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