Now entering its ninth year, UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) has announced 43 new doctoral students for the 2023/24 academic year.
In 2022, the program was expanded to include doctoral students from the Okanagan campus, adding seven UBCO scholars. For 2023, in partnership with UBC Health, the PSI program has created a health equity stream for doctoral students. This year’s recipients include five doctoral students from the Okanagan campus, and nine students who are doing work in the health equity stream.
Please visit the Public Scholars Initiative website to learn more about this year’s scholars and their exceptional work.
Through Strategy 16: Public Relevance, we are striving to align UBC’s activities with key concerns in British Columbia and beyond through discussion and knowledge sharing.
About the Public Scholars Initiative
The Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) was launched in 2015 to support UBC doctoral students whose research extended beyond the academy, and beyond traditional disciplinary approaches, to have a tangible impact for the public good through collaborative, action-oriented, and/or creative forms of scholarship in their dissertation work. With more than 300 Public Scholars accepted into the program over the last eight years, the program has worked with more than 150 different partners in all societal sectors in more than 40 countries.