Master Grads: Careers in Academia

Careers in Academia: Faculty Panel Discussion

Are you interested in a career in academia? We know there are many different paths you can take and how confusing it can be. During this presentation, our faculty panelists explain their journey to a career in academia.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

1

Dr. Paul van Donkelaar

Dr. Paul Van Donkelaar is a Professor at the School of Health and Exercise Science, and AVP, Research at UBC Okanagan. His research focuses on gaining a better understanding of traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to sports concussion or intimate partner violence.

2

Dr. Katrina Plamondon

Dr. Katrina Plamondon is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. A 2020 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar, her program of research focuses on questions of how to align knowledge, intention, and action for health equity. Dr. Plamondon’s clinical foundations are in critical care/emergency and street outreach.

3

Dr. Marianne Legault

Dr. Marianne Legault is an Associate Professor in the Department of Languages and World Literatures. She is a UBC Vancouver alumni, and currently teaches seventeenth and eighteenth century French literature at UBC Okanagan. Her research areas include women’s literary production in seventeenth and eighteenth century France, as well as novels, fairy tales, and drama.

4

Dr. Lisa Tobber

Dr. Lisa Tobber is an Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering at UBC Okanagan. She is a UBC Vancouver PhD alumni and researcher in earthquake/structural engineering. Her research interests include tall buildings, performance-based design, supplemental damping, innovative systems, earthquake resiliency, and sustainability.

5

Dr. Monica Good

Dr. Monica Good is an Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Department of Languages and World Literatures. She is a UBC Okanagan PhD alumni, and currently teaches Spanish at UBC Okanagan. Her research focused on Indigenous peoples’ language and cultural revitalization, specifically in Mexico.