PHD Candidate Profiles

PHD Candidate Profiles

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Giovanny Bastidas PhD Candidate, U of S

Areas of Interest: Convergence of Public Sector Executive Pay, New Public Management, Governance, Behavioral Economics, Decision Making, and Political Economy


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Britt Baumann PhD Candidate, U of S

Areas of Interest: De-institutionalization of persons with intellectual disabilities


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Sharon Bishop RN, BN, MHlthSci PhD Candidate, U of R

Areas of Interest: Health system organization/administration and large system change , Organizational behavior , Distributed leadership , Leadership development , Access to care issues


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Allison Block MA, BA PhD Candidate, U of S

Areas of Interest: How do constitutionally secular countries create a national identity based on religion and use institutions to perpetuate discriminatory practices against those who do not adhere to such an identity


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Cynthia Bojkovsky MSc. O.T., BSc. O.T. PhD Candidate, U of R

Areas of Interest: Disability policy including autism; Healthcare policy; Organizational decision making and co-design


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Jen Budney PhD Candidate, U of S

Areas of Interest: Public Value Creation and Measurement, Institutionalism and Institutional Work, the Social Economy, Cultural Policy, Museums and the Arts


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Ryan Deschamps PhD Candidate, U of R

Areas of Interest: Social media , Social networks , Data mining , Computer simulations , Decision making


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Cristina Holguin-Pando PhD Candidate, U of S


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Sharmi Jaggi PhD Candidate, U of S


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Michelle Katchuck PhD Candidate, U of R


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Rhiannon Klein PhD Candidate, U of S

Areas of Interest: Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements; Aboriginal Policy; Policy Implementation; Aboriginal Economic Development


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Yuzhu Liu MA PhD Candidate, U of S

Areas of Interest: China’s alternative urbanization from the perspective of empowering marginalized people


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Lokpriy Lokpriy PhD Candidate, U of S

Areas of Interest: Policy Decentralization, Sub-National Policy Making, Policy Implementation & Economic Development’, Political Economy & Governance, Organizational Behavior


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Rebecca Major PhD Candidate, U of S


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Mohammad Mian PhD Candidate, U of S


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Faith Ocran PhD Candidate, U of S


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Cassandra Opikokew Wajuntah PhD Candidate, U of R

Areas of Interest: Policy-making process in Canada in the areas of First Nations health and education


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Travis Reynolds PhD Candidate, U of S

Areas of Interest: How requirements for accountability grow as trust in the government wanes , What factors intensify public demands that accounts be given , Why some people are required to meet specific goals whereas others are free to produce any outcome, as long as they play by the rules


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Olena Schell MA, BHSc PhD Candidate, U of R

Areas of Interest: Regulation of health professions in Canada , Health policy, health human resources, policy networks and policy communities, medical dominance


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Cody Sharpe PhD Candidate, U of S

Areas of Interest: How and why policy makers are responding to the challenges of climate change


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Mohamed Sherief PhD Candidate, U of S


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Danette Starblanket MA, BA PhD Candidate, U of S

Areas of Interest: Role of social movements in shaping public policy


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Victoria Taras PhD Candidate, U of S

Areas of Interest: Effectiveness of health co-operatives at addressing government failures in the health sector


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Jacquie Thomarat MA PhD Candidate, U of S

Areas of Interest: Institutional process that shapes Canadian foundation's engagement in public policy


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Jacqueline Woods BMus, MMus PhD Candidate, U of S

Areas of Interest: Aboriginal economic development , Community decision-making