Spotlight on Graduate Research

Bojana KnezevicBojana Knezevic was all smiles in this photo, taken right after she successfully defended her dissertation.

Student discovers beauty of clinical neuropsychology in Windsor

During the five years she was in Windsor, Bojana Knezevic learned a tremendous amount about impulsivity and how an inability to delay gratification may lead to risky and potentially harmful behaviour.

She also learned a great deal about herself, not the least of which is that she isn’t an especially impulsive person.

Communications technology helps immigrants adapt to Canada, recent grad finds

There’s often an expectation that when people move here from another nation they should immerse themselves in Canadian culture, but maintaining a close connection to their home country makes them better immigrants, according to a recent PhD graduate.

And modern communications technology is enabling that connection, says Frances Cachon who recently defended her thesis in Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminology and is working as a sessional instructor there.

PhD student hopes to make life easier for young Arab immigrants

Nesreen Elkord wants to make life a little simpler for young Arabs who are new to Canada.

“It’s really my passion to try to make the experiences of these kids easier than it was for me,” says Elkord, a PhD student in the Faculty of Education who studies under the tutelage of professor Shi Jing Xu. “I know I can’t do that all by myself, but I do feel that I have a duty to do this work.”

HK student tried out for Toronto Triumph for research purposes

Katrina Krawec knows what it means to go the extra yard for the sake of her research.

A graduate student in the university’s kinesiology department, she’s studying the differences between two Canadian women’s tackle football leagues – one which requires its players to wear full uniforms, the other in which they play in bikinis.

Last year, she actually tried out for the Toronto Triumph, one of four Canadian teams in what until recently was known as the Lingerie Football League.