Canada

Grant Fahlgren

Grant Fahlgren

Master of Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia
Bachelor of Environmental Design – Landscape and Urbanism, University of Manitoba

Canada | Graduate School of Design, Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design

Grant is a member of Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation and Chair of the Reconciliation Advisory Committee of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. His research at the Graduate School of Design will focus on climate change adaptation informed by traditional knowledge at the urban and regional scale building upon his past research and professional practice. The intent of this work is to develop models to expand site focused collaborations between Indigenous communities, municipalities, and institutions to the urban and territorial scale where they can engage the relational understandings of place embedded in traditional knowledge and more effectively mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Aaron Gluck-Thayer

Aaron Gluck-Thaler

M.Sc in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, University of Oxford
M.Sc in Social Science of the Internet, University of Oxford
B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering, McGill University

Canada | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in History of Science

Aaron Gluck-Thaler is a PhD Candidate in the Department of the History of Science and an affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He studies the historical, cultural, and political dimensions of national security practices, with a focus on techniques used for surveillance and cybersecurity. Aaron’s doctoral research examines how pattern recognition technologies illuminate enduring questions of how power, scientific knowledge, and the self are cultivated. Aaron holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University, a MSc in the Social Science of the Internet from the Oxford Internet Institute, and a MSc in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Kian Hosseinnia

Kian Hosseinnia

Honours Bachelor of Arts (Specialist in Architectural Studies, Major in Philosophy), University of Toronto

Canada | Graduate School of Design, Master of Architecture I

Kian is interested in philosophical examinations and interrogations of the objects and images of architecture and the architect's figure as a subject within global capitalism's broader cultural and political context. He is looking forward to growing as a critical designer, observer, and thinker by engaging with the distinguished faculty of GSD.

Felicia Liang

Felicia Liang

Bachelor of Commerce, Business Economics and Law, University of Alberta

Canada | Graduate School of Design + School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Master in Design Engineering

Felicia is passionate about combining the disciplines of human-centered design, human-computer interaction, and behavioural insights to design solutions that address urbanization challenges. During her time as a management consultant, she worked on several business innovation strategy and UX/UI projects across various industries including public sector, healthcare, retail, automotive, and insurance. Through the Master of Design Engineering program, she hopes to complement her breadth of experience with technical product design skills, as well as learn how to use a systems-thinking approach to address challenges around urban sustainability, mobility, and digital government services.

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Anita Mahinpei

Anita Mahinpei

B.Sc. in Combined Honours in Computer Science and Physics, University of British Columbia

Canada | Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Master of Science in Data Science

Anita was introduced to deep learning during her undergraduate studies while working on computational physics problems at UBC's high energy physics research group. She is now looking forward to transitioning into the field of applied machine learning while working towards her Master of Data Science degree. At Harvard, Anita's been conducting interpretable ML and NLP/Computer Vision research in the Data to Actionable Knowledge Lab and the Institute for Applied Computational Science.

Tiran Rahimian

Tiran Rahimian

Juris Doctor (JD) & Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) - McGill University (2019)

Canada | Harvard Law School, LLM

Tiran’s research and writing explores the law and political economy of emerging technologies, with a focus on privacy, online speech moderation and data protection from a comparative perspective.

Kimia Sorouri

Kimia Sorouri

M.D., University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
B.H.Sc. (Honours) with a specialization in Global Health, McMaster University

Canada | T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MPH

Kimia Sorouri is a resident physician in Obstetrics & Gynecology in Canada with an interest in increasing equitable access to healthcare and cancer survivorship. While at Harvard, Kimia aims to pursue research to improve counselling and access to fertility preservation among adolescent and young adult women undergoing cancer treatment. Kimia hopes to leverage her research to advocate for greater coverage of oncofertility services through private and public insurance programs and to combat discriminatory barriers to accessing reproductive healthcare.

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Dr. Rafiaa Valji

Dr. Rafiaa Valji

University of Alberta - Doctor of Medicine
University of Alberta - Fellowship in Pediatric Respirology
University of Calgary - Residency in Pediatrics (FRCPC, FAAP)

Canada | T.H. Chan School of Public Health - Master of Public Health, Clinical Effectiveness Stream

Dr. Rafiaa Valji is a pediatric pulmonologist whose clinical practice has focused on children with respiratory diseases so rare that there is a paucity of literature to guide care. Her passion to bridge this gap led her to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public health to pursue a Master of Public Health with a focus on clinical effectiveness. Her current research focuses on the use of non-invasive ventilation in children with Down syndrome. Other diseases of interest include bronchiectasis and childhood interstitial lung diseases.

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Sarah Williams-Habibi

Sarah Williams-Habibi

McMaster University, B.Arts Sci. (Honours), Arts & Science and Psychology, Neuroscience & Behavior

Canada | Graduate School of Education, Master of Education in Human Development and Education

While at Harvard, Sarah seeks to further explore Disability and Neurodivergence from multiple disciplinary perspectives, ranging from Cognitive Neuroscience and Developmental Psychology to Critical Disability Studies and Disability Justice. Sarah is pursuing a career in research. She hopes to improve educational settings for students with disabilities, especially those in who experience the intersections between disability and race, gender and/or sexuality. She is particularly interested in actively partnering with communities, while taking an anti-oppressive and interdisciplinary approach to research.

Brandon Woo

Brandon Woo

B.Sc. (Honours) in Psychology, University of British Columbia

Canada | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Psychology

 

Through Brandon’s research, he aims to learn more about social issues in current events. Specifically, Brandon studies how people cooperate, come to care for others, and form moral evaluations. Brandon’s ultimate goal is to become a professor. In graduate school, he hopes to grow as a scientist so that he’ll be better able to contribute to the study of sociomoral cognition.

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