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  • Christopher Rea
    UBCV
    22 August, 2022 | Research in focus | Faculty & Staff

    Research in focus: Christopher Rea

    Christopher Rea is a professor in the Department of Asian Studies. His latest work focuses on the decisions researchers need to make when starting a new project. Find out what motivated him to conduct this research.

  • Alexander Weber
    UBCV
    25 July, 2022 | Research in focus | Faculty & Staff

    Research in focus: Alexander Weber

    Alexander's research focuses on using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRIs) to help scientists and clinicians better understand brain health and disease.

  • Virginie Magnat
    UBCO
    27 June, 2022 | Research in focus | Faculty & Staff

    Research in focus: Virginie Magnat

    As a performance scholar-practitioner, Virginie works at the intersection of performance studies, cultural anthropology, qualitative research, arts-based inquiry, and Indigenous epistemologies and methodologies. Find out what motivates her to conduct her research, and hear about her latest work that will be published this month.

  • Greg Garrard
    UBCO
    13 June, 2022 | Research in focus | Faculty & Staff

    Research in focus: Greg Garrard

    Greg is a professor of Environmental Studies within the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. Learn about his latest project focusing on interactions of culture and nature in the Okanagan in the last century. 

  • Anamaria Richardson
    UBCV
    24 May, 2022 | Research in focus | Faculty & Staff

    Research in focus: Anamaria Richardson

    As a community-based clinician and researcher in the Faculty of Medicine, Anamaria's work is focused on improving health equity and access. Find out how she accidentally landed in research.

  • Leili Abkar
    UBCV
    19 April, 2022 | Research in focus | Faculty & Staff

    Research in focus: Leili Abkar

    Motivated by the current pandemic and society's need to access safe and reliable air disinfection technologies, Leili's research focuses on inactivating airborne pathogens using ultraviolet irradiation.

  • Naznin Virji-Babul
    UBCV
    17 January, 2022 | Research in focus | Faculty & Staff

    Research in focus: Naznin Virji-Babul

    Learn about Naznin's research in cognitive neuroscience, what motivated her to study brain connectivity post injury, and her desire to improve concussion diagnosis at an individual level.

  • Tamara Cohen
    UBCV
    25 October, 2021 | Research in focus | Faculty & Staff

    Research in focus: Tamara Cohen

    Tamara is a professor in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, and her research involves understanding how people can better adhere to eating patterns that improve their overall health and mental wellbeing.

  • John Oliffe
    UBCV
    27 September, 2021 | Research in focus | Faculty & Staff

    Research in focus: John Oliffe

    John Oliffe, a professor in the School of Nursing, leads research to advance men’s health promotion in psychosocial prostate cancer care, smoking cessation and male suicide prevention. Find out what he hopes to change as a result of this research.

  • Maryam S.  Mirian
    UBCV
    28 June, 2021 | Research in focus | Faculty & Staff

    Research in focus: Maryam S. Mirian

    Maryam is a Machine Learning scientist, studying the brain and behavioural data recorded from people with Parkinson's Disease. Find out what she learned about current brain rhythms as a predictor of future behaviour.

  • Jordan Babando
    UBCO
    17 May, 2021 | Research in focus | Faculty & Staff

    Research in focus: Jordan Babando

    Jordan's research is focused on understanding how COVID-19 presents challenges for those experiencing homelessness and for those offering homelessness services.

  • Jongho Lee
    UBCV
    26 April, 2021 | Research in focus | Faculty & Staff

    Research in focus: Jongho Lee

    Jongho is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science. His research is aiming to develop membrane-based separation technologies to extract renewable and clean energy compounds from wastewater.

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