Profiles

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

Fernanda Rojas-Marchini

Chile
Doctor of Philosophy in Geography (PhD)
Natural Grids: Environmental science, politics and sovereignty in the south of Chile

Taeh Haddock

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD)
Testing the Efficacy of Parental Intervention Workshops on Children's Social Cognition and Social-Emotional Health

Maya Lefkowich

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies (PhD)
Collaborative Digital Storytelling

Áurea Vericat Rocha

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (PhD)
Braiding Lived Experiences: The Making of a Collaborative Inquiring Community of Indigenous Early Childhood Educators

Sokyee Angela Low

Malaysia
Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development, Learning, and Culture (PhD)
Parenting pains and pleasures: examining the effects of cultivating happiness and self-compassion on parents' efficacy and well-being

Evan Koike

United States
Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology (PhD)
Raising Smiling Fathers: The Construction of Masculinity in Japanese Nonprofit Organizations That Promote Engaged Parenting

Angelina Lee

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in School Psychology (PhD)
Forgotten need: Re-constructing a sense of belonging through culturally grounded participatory action research with a local refugee community

Adriana Brodyn

United States
Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology (PhD)
A Comparative Analysis of How the Law Affects the Family Forms and Practices of LGBQ and Straight Households

Javiera Pumarino

Chile
Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
Examining the role of mental health disorders on adult functioning among emerging adults with a history of foster care: A mixed methods study

Stephanie Glick

United States
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (PhD)
From Graphic Violence to Graphic Novel: Engaging Art as Public Pedagogy to Disarm Public Mass Gun Violence

Jennifer Adkins

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology (PhD)
Dismantling Racial Ideology Through Intimacy: A Cross National Investigation of Black/White Interracial Couples

Emily Logan

Canada
Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano (DMA)
The effectiveness of a psychological intervention program for University Music Students as a way to manage Music Performance Anxiety

Dana James

United States
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)
Enabling and Assessing the Transformative Potential of Agroecology

Magdalena Vergara

Chile
Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)
Reading the South in the North: A mixed method approach for the study of Latin American literature through educational practices in Vancouver

Molly Sweeney Magee

Ireland
Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
Colorectal Cancer and Health Behaviours: Primary Prevention, Early Detection, and Improved Survivorship

Yujie Ji

China
Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology (PhD)
Preserving the Tibetan Dialect Through the Documentation of Oral Tradition

Hossein Foroozand

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (PhD)
Hydrological monitoring networks design

Susanna Klassen

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)
Assessing the contributions of organic agriculture to food system sustainability

Kirsten McIlveen

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Geography (PhD)
Prison Paradox and Post-Secondary Education: Challenges to Developing Innovative Curriculum in Women’s Prisons

Denali YoungWolfe

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (PhD)
We Rise: Mapping Indigenous Assurgency Across Turtle Island

Sandeep Pai

India
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)
Evaluating ‘Just Transition’ policies for coal workers in Alberta, Canada

Roseanna Gamlen-Greene

New Zealand
Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD)
Conserving amphibians in a dynamic world: the introduction of the Northern red-legged frog to Haida Gwaii

Keith Dormond

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (PhD)
Understanding Honour Related Violence and Oppression in Ways that are Helpful for Victims, their Communities and Canadian Society

Gerald Tembrevilla

Philippines
Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Studies (PhD)
Technological [in]accessibility:Transnational Divide on Digital Literacy in STEM Education

Khia Johnson

United States
Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics (PhD)
Investigating how Cantonese-English bilinguals produce and perceive speech sounds

Anamaria Crisan

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science (PhD)
Visualizing Public Health Data

Natasha Orr

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences (PhD)
Educational videos on the pathophysiology of sexual pain in women with endometriosis

Estefanía Milla-Moreno

Chile
Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD)
Phytoremediation of Tailings from a Chilean Copper Mine

Sandra Schinnerl

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies (PhD)
Higher Education influence on Immigration Policy in Canada

Simon Lisaingo

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in School Psychology (PhD)
Small Challenges, Big Challenges: A Collaborative Approach to Understanding and Supporting the Development of Emotion-Related Self-Regulation in Schools

Marie Paul Nisingizwe

Rwanda
Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
Evaluation of mass screening and treatment program for hepatitis C virus in Rwanda

Emily Amburgey

United States
Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology (PhD)
The “condition” of migration: a multi-sited ethnography of belonging and transformation in Nepal, Northeast India, and New York City

Eric Simons

Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology (PhD)
Archaeological Contributions to Canadian Indian Residential School Reconciliation

Saori Ogura

Japan
Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD)
Devising Strategies for Food Security and Responses to Climate Change in Indigenous Villages in Zimbabwe and the Himalayas: Folding Visual Art into an Evidence-Based Project
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.
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
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

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