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August 19, 2021

Heather McShane, Program Director for the McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative

Heather McShane graduated with a PhD from the Department of Natural Resources Sciences in the Faculty of Agricultural and... View Article

August 16, 2021

Tanya Chichekian, Assistant Professor

Tanya Chichekian graduated with a PhD in Learning Sciences from the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology in 2014.... View Article

May 27, 2021

Audrey Macleod, Research Officer

Audrey Macleod completed her PhD in Physics in 2014. For her thesis research, she developed a Compton Imaging detector... View Article

May 27, 2021

Rory Sleno, Senior Scientific Evaluator

Rory Sleno graduated with a PhD from the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in 2017. He is currently a... View Article

May 20, 2021

Reflections from TRaCE McGill Interviewers

Interviews for the TRaCE McGill project began in February 2020 and ended in September 2020. Each of the interviews... View Article

May 6, 2021

New! Video recordings of our Career Pathways for PhDs events coming this summer

Over the past year, we’ve hosted eleven different events, bringing over thirty McGill PhD grads back virtually to connect... View Article

April 29, 2021

Lian Chang, Brand Data Journalist

Lian Chang received her PhD from the School of Architecture in 2010. Her thesis research was focused on the... View Article

April 29, 2021

Timothy Newfield, Assistant Professor

Timothy Newfield graduated with a PhD in History in 2011. He is now an Assistant Professor in the Department... View Article

April 22, 2021

Uday Kurien, Postdoctoral Fellow

Uday Kurien graduated with a PhD from McGill University in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences in 2018. In his thesis... View Article

April 22, 2021

Dea van Lierop, Assistant Professor

Dea van Lierop completed her PhD in Urban Planning in 2017. In her thesis research she studied ways of... View Article

April 15, 2021

Anna Taylor, Assistant Professor

Anna Taylor graduated with a PhD in Pharmacology and Therapeutics in 2010. She is currently an Assistant Professor. Q:... View Article

April 15, 2021

Ghulam Jalani, Lead Scientist

Ghulam Jalani received his PhD from the Department of Mining and Materials in 2015. His thesis research was focused... View Article

April 15, 2021

Yasmin D’Souza, Clinical Research Coordinator

Yasmin D’Souza graduated with a PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology in 2013. She currently works as a Clinical... View Article

April 8, 2021

Mathieu Boudreau, Research Fellow

Mathieu Boudreau completed his PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2018. His thesis focused on characterizing and optimizing quantitative MRI... View Article

April 8, 2021

Kent Nnadozie, International Civil Servant

Kent Nnadozie received his PhD from the Faculty of Law in 2016. In his thesis research he studied the... View Article

April 1, 2021

Where do McGill PhD grads go after graduation?

The TRaCE McGill quantitative study successfully tracked over 88% of all 5,523 alumni who earned their PhD at McGill... View Article

March 25, 2021

Nada Farsi, Assistant Professor

Nada Farsi graduated in 2015 with a PhD from the Faculty of Dentistry in the Division of Oral Health... View Article

March 25, 2021

Lisa Buchy, Medical Science Liaison

Lisa Buchy graduated with a PhD from the Integrated Program in Neuroscience in 2012. She currently works as Medical... View Article

March 25, 2021

Mohammad Nsour, Associate Professor

Mohammad received his DCL from the Faculty of Law in 2009. His thesis research explored the legal understanding of... View Article

March 18, 2021

Susane Havelka, Postdoctoral Fellow

Cover photo by Emelie Desrochers-Turgeon Susane Havelka received her PhD from the School of Architecture in 2018. Her thesis... View Article

March 18, 2021

Daniel Poremski, Senior Research Fellow

Daniel Poremski graduated with a PhD in Psychiatry in 2014. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow. Q: How... View Article

March 18, 2021

Chelsea Cavanagh, Senior Consultant

Chelsea Cavanagh graduated with a PhD from the Integrated Program in Neuroscience in 2016. She currently works as a... View Article

March 11, 2021

Emrah Sahin, Senior Lecturer

Emrah Sahin graduated with a PhD in History in 2011 with a dissertation about the Ottoman imperial state responding... View Article

March 11, 2021

Eliza Bateman, Senior Research Analyst

Eliza Bateman received her PhD from the Faculty of Law in 2019. In her dissertation, she explored religious and... View Article

March 11, 2021

Ava Schlisser, Clinical Study Manager

Ava Schlisser graduated with a PhD in Pharmacology and Therapeutics in 2014. She currently works as a Senior Clinical... View Article

March 4, 2021

Cheryl Thompson, Assistant Professor

Cheryl Thompson graduated with a PhD in Communication Studies in 2015. She currently works as an Assistant Professor at... View Article

March 4, 2021

Mark Pitcher, Research Director

Mark Pitcher graduated with a PhD from the Integrated Program in Neuroscience in 2010. His research has focused on... View Article

March 4, 2021

Mia Biondi, Clinician Scientist

Mia Biondi graduated with a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology in 2013. She is currently a Clinician Scientist. Q:... View Article

February 25, 2021

Mehrnoosh Azodi, Environmental Policy Specialist

Mehrnoosh Azodi received her PhD from the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics in 2017. In her thesis... View Article

February 25, 2021

Clement (Moeed) Shahamat, Application Development Engineer

Moeed graduated with a PhD from the Department of Chemical Engineering in 2015. His thesis focused on multiscale computational... View Article

February 25, 2021

Daphne Ling, Sports Medicine Epidemiologist and Assistant Professor

Daphne Ling graduated with a PhD in Epidemiology in 2012. She is currently a Sports Medicine Epidemiologist at Hospital... View Article

February 18, 2021

Jennifer Hutcheon, Associate Professor

Jennifer Hutcheon graduated with a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics in 2009. She is currently an Associate Professor at... View Article

February 18, 2021

Gabriel Kaufman, Associate Scientist

Gabriel Kaufman graduated from the Department of Experimental Medicine in 2016. His PhD research focused on allergies and immune... View Article

February 18, 2021

Kristina Kasparian, Entrepreneur

Kristina Kasparian graduated with a PhD from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (SCSD) in the Faculty of... View Article

February 11, 2021

Carey You Lim Huh, Project Scientist

Carey You Lim Huh graduated with a PhD from the Integrated Program in Neuroscience in 2013. She currently works... View Article

February 11, 2021

Yang Ding, Software Development Consultant

Yang Ding graduated from the Integrated Program in Neuroscience in 2017. He is currently a software consultant at his... View Article

February 11, 2021

Sofia Waissbluth, Physician and Clinician Scientist

Sofia Waissbluth graduated with a PhD in Experimental Surgery in 2013. She currently works as a medical doctor (specialized... View Article

February 4, 2021

Mike Quashie, Director of Analytics and Model Development

Mike Quashie received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2018. His research and thesis focused on the... View Article

February 4, 2021

Adya Karthikeyan, Senior Research Engineer

Adya Karthikeyan completed her PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2018. In her thesis research, she developed a method for... View Article

February 4, 2021

Carlos Yoong, Director of Consulting Services

Carlos Yoong graduated with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2018. In his thesis, he studied methods of simulating... View Article

January 28, 2021

Sandeep Subramanian, Assistant Professor

Sandeep Subramanian graduated with a PhD from the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy in 2013. He is currently... View Article

January 28, 2021

Inga Murawski, Program Manager

Inga Murawski graduated with a PhD in Human Genetics in 2009. She currently works as a Program Manager for... View Article

January 28, 2021

Taylor McLinden, Scientific and Quality Assurance Officer

Taylor McLinden graduated with a PhD from the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health in 2018. He currently... View Article

January 21, 2021

Keiko Shikako-Thomas, Associate Professor

Keiko Shikako-Thomas graduated with a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy in 2012.... View Article

January 21, 2021

Ryen MacDonald, Senior Strategic Marketing Manager

Q: So what made you interested in doing a PhD? I went to Northeastern University for my undergraduate degree... View Article

January 21, 2021

Maryssa Canuel, Associate Medical Director

Maryssa Canuel graduated with a PhD from the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology in 2008 and obtained an... View Article

January 16, 2021

François Mouillot, Research Assistant Professor

François Mouillot graduated with a PhD in Communication Studies in 2018. His dissertation looked at the role of small... View Article

January 14, 2021

Lorie Kloda, Academic Librarian

Lorie Kloda graduated with a PhD from the School of Information Studies in 2012. She currently works as an... View Article

January 14, 2021

Terrence Bell, Assistant Professor

Terrence Bell graduated with a PhD from the Department of Natural Resources Sciences in the Faculty of Agricultural and... View Article

November 26, 2020

Adrian Buzatu, Senior Data Scientist

Adrian Buzatu completed his PhD in physics in 2011. His research involved the detection of a rare process of... View Article

November 26, 2020

Catie Lichten, Scientific Writer

Catie Lichten graduated with a PhD from the Department of Physiology in 2012. She is currently a Scientific Writer... View Article

November 26, 2020

Olivier Roche, Professor and Dean of the School of Business and Economics

Olivier Roche completed his PhD in Management in 2008 from the Desautels Faculty of Management. He is currently a... View Article

November 19, 2020

Andrew Komar, Project Coordinator

Andrew Komar graduated with a PhD in Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics in 2017. His thesis research focused on... View Article

November 19, 2020

Nina Penner, Assistant Professor

Nina Penner completed her PhD in musicology in 2016. She later published the research from her thesis in a... View Article

November 19, 2020

Robert (Bob) Saggers, Management Consultant

Bob completed his PhD in 2009. His thesis research on leadership and learning showed that managers who teach their... View Article

November 12, 2020

Michel Ntemgwa, Acting Manager

Michel Ntemgwa graduated with a PhD in Experimental Medicine in 2008. He currently works as an Acting Manager for... View Article

November 12, 2020

Hanno Erythropel, Associate Research Scientist

Hanno Erythropel completed his PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2016. His thesis focused on designing, synthesizing and testing greener... View Article

November 12, 2020

Sara Antunes-Alves, Psychologist and Program Manager

Sara Antunes-Alves graduated with a PhD from the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology from the Faculty of Education... View Article

November 5, 2020

Jessica Toste, Associate Professor

Jessica Toste graduated from the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology in 2011. She is currently an Associate Professor... View Article

November 5, 2020

Kaitlin Soye, Lawyer

Kaitlin Soye graduated from the Department of Experimental Medicine in 2011. She is currently an Intellectual Property Litigation Lawyer.... View Article

November 5, 2020

Carolyn Samuel, Senior Academic Associate

Carolyn Samuel graduated in 2016 from the Department of Integrated Studies in Education. Her PhD research explored how university... View Article

October 29, 2020

Claudia Wever, Medical Science Liaison

Claudia Wever obtained her PhD in Biology in 2015 after completing her thesis on the physiological role of nematode-specific... View Article

October 29, 2020

Morgan Phillips, Research Coordinator

Morgan Phillips graduated from the Department of Integrated Studies in Education in 2019. She is currently a Research Coordinator... View Article

October 29, 2020

Laura Jones, Lead Clinical Specialist

Laura graduated with a PhD from the Department of Biochemistry in 2018. She is currently a Lead Clinical Specialist.... View Article

October 22, 2020

Colette Simonot-Maiello, Assistant Professor

Dr. Colette Simonot-Maiello completed her PhD in Musicology in 2011, focusing on the theme of hysteria in an opera... View Article

October 22, 2020

Samuel Rodrigues, Associate Professor

Samuel Filgueiras Rodrigues completed his PhD in Mining and Materials Engineering in 2018 with a thesis focused on phase... View Article

October 22, 2020

Mark Bazett, Director of Preclinical Development

Mark Bazett graduated from the Department of Human Genetics in 2015. After finishing his PhD, Mark transitioned into industry,... View Article

October 15, 2020

Andrew King, Director of Performance Research

Andrew King completed his PhD in Computer Science in 2009 with a theoretical thesis focused on graph colouring, which... View Article

October 15, 2020

Misia Kowanda, Simons Searchlight Outreach Manager

Misia Kowanda graduated with a PhD in Biology in 2017. Her research focused on genes specific to RNA transport... View Article

October 15, 2020

Dawn Rouse, Professor at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Dawn graduated from the Department of Integrated Studies in Education in 2012. She is currently a professor at the... View Article

October 8, 2020

Daniel Lametti, Assistant Professor

Daniel Lametti graduated from McGill with a PhD in Psychology in 2013. His thesis research focused on the brain... View Article

October 8, 2020

José Carlos Marques, Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa

José Carlos Marques graduated from Desautels Faculty of Management in 2017. He is currently an Assistant Professor (Strategy &... View Article

October 8, 2020

Juan Sebastian Delgado, Cellist

Juan Sebastian Delgado received his doctorate from the Schulich School of Music in 2017 with a thesis focused on... View Article

October 1, 2020

Laura Gougeon, Healthy Communities Scientist

Laura Gougeon graduated in 2014 from the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in Human Nutrition, where she studied... View Article

October 1, 2020

Judy Prasad, Operations & Program Manager, KickStart Venture Services

Judy Prasad completed her PhD in psychology (behavioral neuroscience) in 2014, focusing on the thalamus’ role in cognitive processes.... View Article

October 1, 2020

Nathaniel Robichaud, Business Development Manager at Genome Quebec

Nathaniel Robichaud graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Biochemistry in 2018. He is currently a Business Development Manager... View Article

September 24, 2020

Derek Wray, R&D Manager

Derek graduated from the Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry in 2015. He currently works as an R&D... View Article

September 24, 2020

Anna Peletsis, Pianist and piano instructor

Anna Peletsis completed her doctorate in music in 2017 with a thesis focused on piano music by the Latvian... View Article

September 24, 2020

Nafisa Jadavji, Assistant Professor

Nafisa Jadavji completed her PhD in 2012 from the Department of Human Genetics in the Faculty of Medicine. She... View Article

September 17, 2020

Tatiana Dardykina, Pianist and piano instructor

Tatiana Dardykina completed her Doctor of Music degree in 2017 with a thesis focusing on the piano writing of... View Article

September 17, 2020

Petra Gyles, Clinical & School Psychologist

Petra Gyles graduated in 2016 from the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology. She is currently a Child and... View Article

September 17, 2020

David Tang, Officer at National Research Council Canada

David Tang received his PhD from the School of Information Studies in 2012, focusing on innovation in information services.... View Article

September 10, 2020

Erin Parkes, Founder and Executive Director of Lotus Centre for Special Music Education

Dr Erin Parkes graduated with a PhD in Music Education in 2015. Her research focused on training music teachers... View Article

September 10, 2020

Ian Gerard, Radiation Oncology Resident Physician

Ian Gerard graduated in 2018 from the Faculty of Medicine in Biomedical Engineering and in 2020 from the Faculty... View Article

September 10, 2020

Heather Newell, Linguistics Professor

Heather Newell graduated with a PhD from the Department of Linguistics in 2008. She is currently a Linguistics Professor... View Article

September 3, 2020

Kait Pinder, Assistant Professor

Kait Pinder graduated with a PhD in English in 2015 with a focus on Canadian literature. She is now... View Article

September 3, 2020

Patrick Cortbaoui, Managing Director, Margaret A. Gilliam Institute for Global Food Security

Patrick Cortbaoui completed his PhD in 2015 in bioresource engineering, focusing on post-harvest quality management of fruits and vegetables.... View Article

August 27, 2020

Lilia Eskildsen-Torres, Fellowships Officer, McGill

Lilia Eskildsen-Torres received her PhD in 2018, focusing on the role of dance in Mexico and the Mexican diaspora.... View Article

August 27, 2020

Stephen Wittek, Assistant Professor

Stephen Wittek graduated with a PhD in English in 2013 and is now an Assistant Professor in the English... View Article

August 20, 2020

Alex Klotz, Assistant Professor

Klotz received his PhD in Physics from McGill in 2015. He is now an Assistant Professor in the Department... View Article

August 20, 2020

Dia Dabby, Law Professor, UQAM

Dia Dabby received her Doctorate in Civil Law (DCL) in 2017, focusing on religious diversity in public schools in... View Article

August 13, 2020

Caolan Kovach-Orr, Data Scientist, Verisk Analytics

Caolan Kovach-Orr completed his PhD in biology in 2015, focusing on predator-prey interactions. He started, in industry, as a... View Article

August 13, 2020

Monica Granados, Policy Analyst

Monica Granados graduated with a PhD in Biology in 2016. She is now a policy analyst for the Government... View Article

August 13, 2020

Tim Haltigin, Senior Mission Scientist, Planetary Exploration, Canadian Space Agency

Tim Haltigin completed his PhD in geography in 2010, focusing on permafrost geomorphology. He is currently the Senior Mission... View Article

August 6, 2020

Joan Wry, Professor

Joan Wry graduated with a PhD in English in 2010. She is now a Professor of nineteenth-century American Literature... View Article

August 6, 2020

Dorothy Maguire, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Protection Agency

Dorothy Maguire completed her PhD in Natural Resource Sciences in 2015, focusing on the effects of plant feeding insects on... View Article

August 6, 2020

Susan King, Engineer, Writer, Educator, and Public Speaker

Susan King completed her PhD in bioresource engineering in 2010, focusing on treatment systems for swine manure. She has... View Article

July 30, 2020

Mary Cullinan, Teacher

Mary Cullinan completed her PhD in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education in 2016. She gave voice to... View Article

July 30, 2020

Jocelyn Moore, Senior Scientific Evaluator, Health Canada

Jocelyn Moore completed her PhD in biology in 2008, studying Drosophila (fruit fly) oogenesis and RNA. She currently works... View Article

July 23, 2020

Jeremy Macdonald, Faculty Lecturer

Jeremy Macdonald completed his PhD in mathematics in 2012, focusing on the algorithmic theory of groups. He is a... View Article

July 23, 2020

Russell Seidle, Assistant Professor

Seidle graduated with a PhD in Management (Strategy and Organization; Support field in Sociology) from the Desautels Faculty of... View Article

July 23, 2020

Malvina Klag, Independent Consultant

Malvina Klag graduated with a PhD in Organizational Behaviour from the Desautels Faculty of Management in 2009. She is... View Article

July 16, 2020

Madhu Kaushik, Vice-President of Vera Inkjet

Madhu Kaushik is the Vice-President of Vera Inkjet. She received her PhD in Chemistry from McGill University. Her research... View Article

July 16, 2020

Diego Mastroianni, Senior Services Strategist

Diego Mastroianni graduated with a PhD in Management Information Systems in 2016. He now works as a Senior Services... View Article

July 16, 2020

Tamara Cohen, Assistant Professor

Tamara Cohen graduated with a PhD in human nutrition in 2017, researching childhood obesity. She is currently the Director... View Article

July 9, 2020

Danielle Barkley, Career Educator

Danielle Barkley graduated with a PhD in English in 2015. Her dissertation focused on the nineteenth-century novel. She is... View Article

July 9, 2020

Sooyoun Seo, Research and Development Manager

Sooyoun Seo completed her PhD in 2014 in Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry, focusing on food proteins. She is... View Article

July 9, 2020

Lance Rappaport, Assistant Professor

Lance Rappaport completed his PhD in psychology in 2015, specializing in clinical psychology and focusing on anxiety disorders. He... View Article

July 2, 2020

Vanessa Bao, Psychologist

Vanessa Bao received her PhD in School/Applied Child Psychology in 2018. She is now a licensed psychologist specializing in... View Article

July 2, 2020

Matthew Wyman-McCarthy, Research Facilitator

Matthew Wyman-McCarthy graduated with a PhD from the Department of History in 2015. His dissertation considered the origins and... View Article

July 2, 2020

Jackie Goordial, Assistant Professor

Jackie Goordial completed her PhD in natural resource sciences in 2015, focusing on polar microbiology. She is currently an... View Article