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Complete these steps before you reach out to a faculty member!
- Familiarize yourself with program requirements. You want to learn as much as possible from the information available to you before you reach out to a faculty member. Be sure to visit the graduate degree program listing and program-specific websites.
- Check whether the program requires you to seek commitment from a supervisor prior to submitting an application. For some programs this is an essential step while others match successful applicants with faculty members within the first year of study. This is either indicated in the program profile under "Admission Information & Requirements" - "Prepare Application" - "Supervision" or on the program website.
- Identify specific faculty members who are conducting research in your specific area of interest.
- Establish that your research interests align with the faculty member’s research interests.
- Read up on the faculty members in the program and the research being conducted in the department.
- Familiarize yourself with their work, read their recent publications and past theses/dissertations that they supervised. Be certain that their research is indeed what you are hoping to study.
- Compose an error-free and grammatically correct email addressed to your specifically targeted faculty member, and remember to use their correct titles.
- Do not send non-specific, mass emails to everyone in the department hoping for a match.
- Address the faculty members by name. Your contact should be genuine rather than generic.
- Include a brief outline of your academic background, why you are interested in working with the faculty member, and what experience you could bring to the department. The supervision enquiry form guides you with targeted questions. Ensure to craft compelling answers to these questions.
- Highlight your achievements and why you are a top student. Faculty members receive dozens of requests from prospective students and you may have less than 30 seconds to pique someone’s interest.
- Demonstrate that you are familiar with their research:
- Convey the specific ways you are a good fit for the program.
- Convey the specific ways the program/lab/faculty member is a good fit for the research you are interested in/already conducting.
- Be enthusiastic, but don’t overdo it.
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Dissertations completed in 2010 or later are listed below. Please note that there is a 6-12 month delay to add the latest dissertations.
The objective of the studies in this dissertation was to examine the effects of sex on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) interventions and outcomes, including survival to hospital discharge, one-year survival, and survival with favourable neurological function. Data were obtained from the British Columbia (BC) Cardiac Arrest Registry, Population Data BC, and a multi-centre clinical trial carried out in the USA and Canada. Analysis methods comprised logistic regression, survival analysis, and multilevel analysis. The first study was an analysis of a cohort of 7,398 adults with OHCA in BC and showed that in patients who did not achieve prehospital ROSC, males had 1.2-fold greater odds of being transported to hospital compared to females (95% CI 1.04, 1.37).The second study was a retrospective analysis of 8,115 OHCA cases in BC and revealed that females had greater adjusted odds of ROSC (OR 1.29, 95% CI 1.15 – 1.42, p