Three SPPH students are reimagining their PhD through the Public Scholars Initiative

April Mazzuca, Aidan McKerrell Nikiforuk and Kimberly Sharpe are among the 34 students in this year’s groundbreaking Public Scholars Initiative.

Starting its fifth year, UBC’s award-winning scholarship program continues to encourage and support doctoral students from all disciplines across UBC.  With its incoming cohort, the PSI now boasts a network of 184 doctoral students, candidates, and PhDs.

Being a Public Scholar means identifying and carrying out research that is meaningful to stakeholders and policy makers in order to make an impact in a real-world setting, says Kim Sharpe.

Our students and their profiles are online along with details on how to hear stories on the research and impactful engagement told by UBC’s Public Scholars, including the PhD’s Go Public Podcast launching soon. Learn more about our PhD programs on our program website.