Graduate Student Profiles

PhD


Mohammed Abdulai

PhD Student
Supervisor: Dr. Hongming Cheng

Email address: maa277@mail.usask.ca

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Olufemi Ajiboye

PhD Student
Supervisor: Dr. John Hansen

Email address: ofa391@mail.usask.ca

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Wei (Rose) Chen

PhD Student
Supervisor: Dr. Li Zong

Email address: wec171@mail.usask.ca

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Daniel DeLury

PhD Student
Supervisor: Dr. Harley Dickinson

Email address: daniel.delury@usask.ca

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Yuchen (Nina) Gao

PhD Student
Supervisor: Dr. Terry Wotherspoon

Email address: yuchen.gao@usask.ca

My hometown is Daqing, China. I am a quiet person who enjoys travelling, listening to people's stories, reading, volunteering, and playing tennis.

My research topic is medication education. I am fascinated by the hidden curriculum in medical education and medical students' identity development. I am also interested in topics related to sociology of education and medical sociology.

Yiyan Li

PhD Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Terry Wotherspoon

Email address: yil408@mail.usask.ca

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Siyu Ru

PhD Student
Supervisor: Dr. Colleen Dell 

Email address: sir106@mail.usask.ca

I was born and raised in Xi'an China. I first came to the University of Saskatchewan in 2014 through the 1+1 joint MA program between University of Saskatchewan and Xi'an Jiaotong University. After convocation, I decided to continue to study at the University of Saskatchewan as a PhD student.

My research interests include substance abuse, addication, and animal-human bonds.

 

Hakeem Shokoya

PhD Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Elizabeth Quinlan

Email address: hos013@mail.usask.ca

I was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. I completed my Bachelors and Master's degrees at the prestigious University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria in 1991 and 1996 respectively, where I was the best student in the Sociology graduating class of 1991. I received an award and cash prize. I completed and obtained the Human Resources Management Certifcate at Mount Royal University in June 2014 and the Graduate Professional Sklills Certificate at University of Saskatchewan in May 2016. I have also had the priviilege of attending Mitacs training in Project Management I & II and the Instructional Skills Workshop at Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning. I have some academic publishing to my credit.

My work experience spans two decades in the not-for-profit, business and government sectors where I used my education, skills and networks to impact positively on people, situations, and organizations. I taught Sociology for three years at Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos and for over seven years at University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria before relocating to Canada in 2013. I taught Sociology as contract faculty for a year at Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada before enrolling for the doctoral program in Sociology at the Universiy of Saskatchewan. 

Areas of my academic interest and research include: industrial sociology, workplace relations, state and union issues, economic sociology and development studies. My doctoral research is on "The State and Workers' Rights in Alberta and Saskatchewan: An Institutional and Comparative Study of Municipal Employees." In this study, I am examining issues relating to collective bargaining, dispute and conflict resolution, policy and legal frameworks, and how these affect temporary employees in municipal government.

 

 

 

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Vita Andersone

MA Student
Co-supervisors: Dr. Michael Gertler, Dr. Carl Gutwin

Email address: via861@mail.usask.ca

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Kirby Brigden

MA Student
Supervisor: Dr. Elizabeth Quinlan

Email address: kmb250@mail.usask.ca

I was born and raised on a small farm outside of Medora, Manitoba. After graduating high school in Deloraine, MB, I moved to Saskatoon for university. In 2016, I graduated with an honours degree in Sociology with a minor in Political Studies. During this time I was also involved with a variety of extracurricular activities, such as volunteering as a peer mentor, playing rec sports, and bartending part-time.

Now a Masters student, I am researching campus response to sexual violence. In particular, I am looking at universities that have produced a sexual assault-specific policy to determine if the creation of such policies meets survivors' needs or is simply a way of fulfilling legislative requirements.

As an undergraduate, I was president of the Sociology Undergraduate Student Association (SUSA), and I now play an active role on the Sociology Graduate Student Association (SGSA).

When not doing work, I most enjoy hanging out with friends, cooking/baking, or drinking tea while working on my latest cross-stitch pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

Chanda Hetzel

MA Student
Co-supervisors: Dr. Jennifer Poudrier, Dr. Gary Groot

Email address: cch163@mail.usask.ca

I grew up on a small farm near Lake Lenore, SK and moved to Saskatoon shortly after high school to work and then to continue my education. In 2015 I convocated with a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan. I have also worked at the Social Science Research Laboratories (SSRL) for three years where I was promoted to Assistant Manager in the Survey Group Analysis Laboratory. At the SSRL I was trained on the most up-to-date qualitative and quantitative computer software programs such as WinCati, Qualtrics, SPSS, and NVivo. 

I had the pleasure to work as a research assistant with many professors in the Sociology Department including: Dr. Elizabeth Quinlan, focusing on health research, bullying in the workplace, and sexual assault; Dr. John Hansen, focusing on addictions recovery through arts based programs like Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming (SCYAP); and Dr. Laura Wright, focusing on the cohabitation patterns of young and emerging adults in Canada and the United States.

I have been a teaching assistant for Dr. Tracey Carr, Department of Psychology, in her 2015-16 classes, Abnormal Psychology and Personality. I have been a teaching assistant for Dr. Carolyn Brooks, Department of Sociology, in her 2016-17 classes, Intro to Criminology.

I focus my research on Indigenous health where I have become part of a research team focusing on the decision-making process around breast cancer treatment for Indigenous women. I have Co-supervisors for my Master's thesis, Dr. Gary Groot, Community Health and Epidemiology and Dr. Jennifer Poudrier, Sociology.

I very much enjoy adventure and challenges. In 2014 I worked at a fly-in fishing camp at Slave Lake in the NorthWest Territories at Brabant Lodge. The year before I participated in Intercordia Canada where I lived in Peguche, Ecuador, for eight weeks where I stayed with a host family, learned some Spanish and volunteered at the local daycare.

I look forward to a career in community-based research and integrating myself into different cultural experiences, broadening my personal understanding of health and its relation to worldview as well as its connection to environmental, social, and political factors.

 

Jingjing Huang

MA Student
Supervisor: Dr. Hongming Cheng

Email address: jih129@mail.usask.ca

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Rose McEwan

MA Student
Supervisor: Dr. Sarah Knudson

Email address: ram787@mail.usask.ca

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Yi Qin

MA Student
Supervisor: Dr. Li Zong

Email address: yiq157@mail.usask.ca

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