Danya Fast

Assistant Professor

Research Classification

Research Interests

Substance Use
Substance Use Care
Adolescents and Young Adults
urban health
Urban Poverty
Medical Anthropology
Canada
East Africa

Relevant Degree Programs

Affiliations to Research Centres, Institutes & Clusters

Research Options

I am available and interested in collaborations (e.g. clusters, grants).
I am interested in and conduct interdisciplinary research.
I am interested in working with undergraduate students on research projects.
 
 

Research Methodology

qualitative methods
Ethnography
Arts-based methods
Community-Based Participatory Action Research

Open Research Positions

This list of possible research projects is non-exhaustive. It only shows positions that are specifically advertised in the G+PS website.

Recruitment

Master's students
Doctoral students
Postdoctoral Fellows
Any time / year round

I am currently recruiting graduate students to contribute to qualitative and anthropological research projects with young people who use drugs and those who provide care to this population.

Specific focuses include:

(1) A longitudinal examination of young people’s (ages 14-24) addiction treatment trajectories in the context of the overdose and COVID-19 crises; and

(2) A longitudinal examination of how youth (ages 14-19) are navigating multiple systems of care and control (e.g., addiction treatment, mental health, child welfare, criminal justice systems) in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland. 

I am interested in hiring Co-op students for research placements.
I am interested in supervising students to conduct interdisciplinary research.

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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.
 

Membership Status

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