Christine Tipper

Assistant Professor

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My work utilizes multimodal brain imaging along with cutting edge analytical techniques to quantify complex brain network organization and dynamics.

My primary goal is to map complex clinical phenotypes to complex anatomical, functional, and biochemical organization in brain systems that support attention and social awareness. I am building research partnerships with clinicians to better understand developmental, neuropsychiatric, and neurological disorders such as autism, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, chronic pain, and traumatic brain injury. A key emphasis is to pursue avenues holding promise for the development of non-pharmacological interventions that can improve quality of life for children and families affected by these conditions.

Great Supervisor Week Mentions

Each year graduate students are encouraged to give kudos to their supervisors through social media and our website as part of #GreatSupervisorWeek. Below are students who mentioned this supervisor since the initiative was started in 2017.


Installment #2 for #GreatSupervisor wk:

@BrainDynLab (Dr. Christine Tippet): Christine is on my supervisory committee.

“She makes u feel good about yourself. That's her superpower,” her student said.

She isn’t wrong.

I am midst-applying for a #grant w/ Christine I was anticipating #Reviewer3 vibes on my 1st draft, but she responded this way: "Thanks very much for all your hard work. I hope we get this." "I'm just about done edits on your #proposal, which I will send along momentarily. Don't be alarmed by all the red ink. It's just to make things a bit clearer and flow a bit better. You've done a great job!" "Very well done!" Now, I’m well aware I have SOOOO much to improve on. I appreciate Christine bec she didn’t focus solely on the bad. She is a wonderful reminder to me that it is possible to be kind to your trainees even when you set your expectations high. Many ppl say u shouldn’t work w/ #JuniorFaculty (read: pre-#tenure): You won’t get good #supervision, they’re less well-known & experienced. Some of these *might* be true (experience is huge in #academia), but “experience” comes in diff ways. Pretenured #faculty were YOU not too long ago. They know how emotionally draining & how scary it is to put yourself out there. They know the job market. They know the systemic biases against junior #scholars. Work w/ them. You can both grow together. #ECR @Mid_Career_PI @NewPI_Slack #AcademicTwitter #ProfLife #PhDchat #PhDlife #PhD #WomenInSTEM #WomenInMedicine 6/6


Prospective Student Info Sessions

Faculty of Medicine Information Session

Date: Tuesday, 08 December 2020
Time: 11:00 to 12:00
UBC’s Faculty of Medicine is a global leader in both the science and the practice of medicine, and is home to more than 1,700 graduate students across over 20 graduate programs. In this session hosted by Dr Michael Hunt, Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, we’ll provide an overview of the diverse array of graduate programs available, including cutting-edge research experiences in the biosciences, globally recognized population health education, quality health professional training, as well as certificate and online training options. Dr Hunt will also be joined by program advisors from across the faculty to take an inside look at the application process and provide some application tips to help make your application as strong as possible.

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