Human Relationships

Kyle Frackman, PhD

Kyle Frackman, PhD

Associate Professor

German, Germany, Austria, Scandinavia, Sweden, Finland, literature, film, cinema, theory, cultural studies, gender, sexuality, social justice, teaching, East Germany

Paul Kershaw, PhD

Paul Kershaw, PhD

Associate Professor

Child care, parental leave, work-life balance, social policy, social care, social citizenship, responsibilities and rights, gender and politics, income assistance, child benefit package, social inclusion, neighbourhood effects on child development, Canadian federalism

Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, PhD, RN, FSAHM, FCAHS, FAAN, FCAN

Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, PhD, RN, FSAHM, FCAHS, FAAN, FCAN

Professor and Director

SOGI education, LGBTQ2S+ health, adolescent health, nursing, public health nursing, trans and non-binary youth, homeless youth, stigma and discrimination, youth sexual health, youth mental health, adolescent substance use,

Prof. Dixon Sookraj, PhD

Prof. Dixon Sookraj, PhD

Associate Professor

Social welfare policy, international social work education,

Ara Norenzayan, PhD

Ara Norenzayan, PhD

Professor

Social psychology, cultural psychology, evolutionary psychology, religion, culture, human cooperation, human universals, thinking across cultures

Prof. Edward Taylor, PhD, RCSW, ACSW

Prof. Edward Taylor, PhD, RCSW, ACSW

Associate Dean

Assessment, diagnoses, and treatment of moderate to severe mental disorders in youth and young adults, School Violence, Terrorism and the many pathways to becoming a terrorist, Understanding violence and mental disorders, Neuro-social development of social intelligence and social problem-solving,

Becki Ross

Becki Ross

Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies

Sexuality, gender relations, lesbian/gay/bisexual issues, transgender, burlesque and striptease, pornography, prostitution/sex work, families

Dr. Farah Shroff, BSc, MEd (Primary Health Care), PhD

Dr. Farah Shroff, BSc, MEd (Primary Health Care), PhD

Public Health Researcher and Educator

public health, social equity, women’s health, global politics, social determinants of health, anti-racism, anti-imperialism, integrative health, holistic health practices, yoga, meditation, indigenous systems of health, health policy,

Dr Ayesha S. Chaudhry, PhD

Dr Ayesha S. Chaudhry, PhD

Associate Professor

Islam, Muslims, religion, gender, human rights, intersectionality, race, family and children, discrimination, racism, Islamophobia, social justice

Prof. Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins, PhD

Prof. Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins, PhD

Canada Research Chair in Philosophy

Philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, love, romantic love, romance

Dr. Sheila Marshall, PhD

Dr. Sheila Marshall, PhD

Professor

adolescence, parent-child relationships, mattering,

Jennifer A. Vadeboncoeur, PhD

Jennifer A. Vadeboncoeur, PhD

Professor

Human Development, Learning, and Culture

Cultural-historical psychology, child/parent relationships, student/ teacher relationships, play and performance based learning, bridging school and out of school contexts for learning

Susan Birch, PhD Yale

Associate Professor

Social perspective taking, social learning, social cognition, imitation, nonverbal behavior, confidence, communication, decision-making, impression formation, child development, the study of children and adults’ social perspective taking abilities (i.e., their abilities to reason about other peoples’ mental states–their intentions, knowledge, and beliefs) and how their abilities to take another person’s perspective impacts how they form impressions of others, learn from others, communicate with others, and informs a range of socials. Of particular interest is a) how children make inferences about what is credible information to learn (e.g., how they decide whether someone is a credible source of information based on how confident that person seems) and b) how a widespread bias in perspective taking referred to as ‘the curse of knowledge bias’ (a difficulty reasoning about a more naive perspective as the result of being biased by one’s current knowledge) can impair communication (both written and in person) and decision-making across a range of fields (politics, law, education, economics, medicine, etc.)

Carol Ann Courneya

Carol Ann Courneya

Associate Professor

medical education, arts and humanities and learning, art-making and medical training, medical electives and Residency match success, CaRMS couples matching,

Andrea Grabovac, MD, FRCPC

Andrea Grabovac, MD, FRCPC

Clinical Associate Professor

Psychiatry, medication, meditation, vipassana, stages of insight, side effects of meditation, concentration practice, insight practice, mindfulness research, MBCT, MiCBT, MBSR, physician wellness, burnout, stress, well-being, neurobiology of mindfulness

Ashley Miller

Ashley Miller

Clinical Assistant Professor

Child and adolescent mental health, mood and anxiety disorders, family therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy for depression, mindful parenting, parenting, relationships, parental mental health, social determinants of health, school-based mental health, psychotherapy, emotion-focused therapies, physician wellness

Brenda Lau, MD, FRCPC

Brenda Lau, MD, FRCPC

Program Director

Clinical Associate Professor

Anesthesiology, pain medicine, pain interventions, autonomic nervous system, rehabilitation, opioids, pain training, point of care, ultrasound, community clinics, regional pain services, movement rehabilitation, yoga, nutrition, prevention, post surgical pain, post trauma pain, headaches, back pain, whiplash, abdominal, fibromyalgia, widespread pain, neuropathic pain, chronic disease, Royal College pain medicine subspecialty, practice based evidence, injury prevention, post surgical care, non opioid pain services, myofacial release, IMS

Jeanette Vinek, BScN, MHScN

Jeanette Vinek, BScN, MHScN

Senior Instructor

Relational practice, mindfulness, smartUBC, aboriginal health, spirituality, interprofessional collaboration and education

Dr. Jonathan Ichikawa

Dr. Jonathan Ichikawa

Professor

knowledge, epistemology, rape culture, consent, sexual assault, sexual harassment, presupposition, context-sensitive language, skepticism,

Dr. Joanie Sims Gould, PhD, RSW

Dr. Joanie Sims Gould, PhD, RSW

Associate Professor

older adults, aging, home care, long-term care, physical activity, social connectedness, mobility,